Fuse Box vs Breakers


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Today, circuit breakers are used in new homes instead of fuses. The main reason is because a circuit breaker can be re-used. Once a fuse blows, it has to be replaced. Old electric services will have fuses, and old electric services can have 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 the home of 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, and many electricians will also put the fridge on its own circuit, and have another 240 volt circuit for an electric range. This adds up to circuits just for the kitchen, than is used in the fuse box for the entire house.

With today’s demand for electricity, old style fuse boxes services are inadequate and can create a very real fire Hazard.

If your home our business shill 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 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