Montclair, NJ Electrical Panel Services
You’ve probably had to reset the circuit breaker, or replace a fuse, at least a few times in your life. It may be a pain, but believe us when we say that you’d be much worse off without that system. Breaker boxes of various kinds are vital for keeping your home’s electrical system as safe as possible. If you want to continue benefitting from their protection, it’s a good idea to make sure that they get all the professional services they need in order to keep operating properly.
Anderson Electric Corp. provides comprehensive electrical panel services throughout Montclair, NJ. If you need an electrical box installed, serviced, or upgraded, we can help. Call today to schedule electrical panel services in Montclair, NJ and the surrounding area.
We Service Fuse Boxes & Circuit Breakers in Montclair, NJ
There are a couple of different kinds of electrical panels in use today, each with their own slight differences:
- Fuse Boxes: A fuse box is a panel full of small, disposable fuses, each designed to withstand up to a certain level of electrical current. When there is a power overload in the system that exceeds the fuse’s ability to withstand it, the fuse will melt and break the circuit. This prevents the surge from causing damage to connected appliances, or causing a house fire. All that is required to restore the circuit is to replace the fuse.
- Circuit Breakers: A circuit breaker operates off the same principle as the fuse box, with one major difference. Rather than using a disposable fuse to break the circuit, a circuit breaker uses a switch that monitors the flow of the current through the system. When the electrical current surges too high, the switch will trip and break the circuit. Resetting the switch will close the circuit again and restore the flow of electricity. This is more convenient because you won’t need extra fuses on hand.
Functionally, these electrical panel types are the same. The only difference is in how they protect the home from power overload. You may decide to upgrade an older fuse box to a modern electrical panel. And circuit breakers often need replacement when they can no longer handle the amount of electricity modern homes need to run.
Do keep in mind that even these measures are not 100% effective when it comes to all kinds of power surges. For more extreme power surges, you’re going to need whole–house surge protection to keep your appliances working. We also install and service electrical sub–panels.
Call for Electrical Panel Services in Montclair, NJ
Anderson Electric Corp. provides comprehensive electrical panel installation, repair, maintenance, and replacement services throughout Montclair, NJ. Maybe your older electrical panel is unable to handle the load of your modern appliances and technologies. Maybe you have an old and dangerous Federal Pacific breaker panel that needs to be replaced. Perhaps your panel has water damage, or you need to upgrade to 200–amp service.
Our licensed electricians can make sure that your panels are up to code and are keeping your home safe. We have been serving the area for over 20 years, and we are committed to providing quality work every time. Simply give us a call today to schedule electrical services in Montclair, NJ and the surrounding area.