Electric Fuse Box vs Circuit Breaker: How to Protect Your Property from Electrical Damage


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Breaker vs Fuse Box: Consider Your Establishment’s Needs

Today, circuit breakers are used in new homes instead of fuses. The main reason is because a circuit breaker can be reused. Once a fuse blows, it has to be replaced. Old electric services can have fuses, which can result in dangerous problems. This is why people should be cautious of fuses. A typical 60 amp fuse box might have one 240 volt circuit for an air conditioner or electric range plus four more fuses for the rest of the wiring in the home. Compared to the minimum number of circuits required in a home today, this is totally insufficient.

In a new home, a kitchen will typically have one circuit for the dishwasher, one for the disposer, two for the countertop outlets, one for the lights, and another for the microwave and fridge. This is a minimal installation. In addition, many electricians will put the fridge on its own circuit and have another 240-volt circuit for an electric range. This adds up to more circuits for the kitchen than the number of circuits in an electric fuse box for the entire house. With today’s demand for electricity, old-style fuse box services are inadequate and can create a very real fire hazard.

Replacing an Old Electric Fuse Box with a Modern Circuit Breaker

If your home or business still has a fuse box, give the electrical contracting experts at American Electric of Jacksonville a call. Our licensed electricians will provide you with a breaker panel that is right-sized to properly meet the indoor and outdoor power requirements of your lifestyle and home.

American Electric of Jacksonville is a fully licensed and insured electrical contractor that is more than capable of helping you with any electrical repair, electrical installation or electrical upgrade, large or small. We will respond quickly to your call, with an experienced uniformed electrician in a clean work van that contains everything needed to complete your job to your total satisfaction. They will always treat your home as if it were their own, and leave the work area neat and tidy.

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Contact American Electric of Jacksonville for a Breaker Panel Installation Consultation and Estimate. Call: 904.721.4044