Upgrading From A Fuse Box To Circuit Breakers
If you have an older home you may have a fuse box instead of a more modern circuit breaker panel. While a properly installed fuse panel is still safe and can work just fine depending on your needs there are several reasons you might wish to upgrade to a more modern electrical panel with circuit breakers instead of fuses. Home insurance, for example, can be difficult or expensive to obtain for a home with a fuse box electrical system. This alone is reason for many homeowners to make the upgrade.
One of the biggest advantages to a circuit breaker over a fuse panel is the fact that circuit breakers can be used over and over if the breaker trips. When a fuse blows you must replace it. Modern circuit breaker panels are also capable of handling more circuits which are common for most modern homes using many modern electrical appliances.
Mission Electrical Service is a licensed, professional electrical contractor based out of San Diego, CA and serving the surrounding area. We specialize in upgrading old electrical systems with fuse panels into more modern circuit breaker panels. Because fuses are prone to blowing it’s not uncommon for homeowners to install bigger fuses than intended for the circuit. We also see homeowners “double tapping” their fuse boxes by installing more wires (or circuits) onto a single fuse. Both of these common practices with fuse panels can create a dangerous situation.
Fuse Panel Upgrade Services We Do
- Replacing fuse boxes with circuit breaker panels
- Inspecting old fuse boxes
- Cleaning up fuse box wiring messes
When new homes are constructed now the electrical systems are installed with a circuit breaker instead of fuses. Your typical 60 amp fuse box might have one 240 volt circuit for an air conditioning unit or an electric stove (range), plus four more fuses for the rest of the wiring in the home.
When you compare this to the minimum number of circuits required in a modern home today (usually 9+), it’s very inadequate. With a modern homes demand for electricity, old electrical services such as fuse boxes are no longer feasible.
Why Choose Mission Electrical Service for Your Fuse Box Upgrade?
When you choose to work with Mission Electrical Service to upgrade your fuse box to an circuit breaker panel you’re partnering with a small, local, company with many years of experience in the electrical trades. We are licensed by the state of California and insured to work in your home or building.
As an owner/operated company you can have the peace-of-mind knowing that any electrical work we complete will meet or exceed state and national electrical codes. The work we do will be safe and reliable and we also back all of our work with a lifetime guarantee on our workmanship and we also honor the manufacturers warranty on the products we install.
If you’d like to receive an estimate to replace your fuse box with a circuit breaker panel give us a call at (619) 342-3367 or fill out our online contact form and someone will be getting right back to you.