Anderson Electric Corp. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Breaker Boxes’

The Difference Between a Fuse Box and a Breaker Panel

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

wires-and-breakersThere are homes of many different ages in Northern New Jersey, ranging from the newest in residential construction to vintage homes more than a hundred years old. This means there’s also a range of residential electrical systems. One of the major jobs we handle as electricians in Nutley, NJ is helping to upgrade antiquated electrical systems like knob-and-tube wiring to modern standards, as well as putting in the newest in safe outlets (GFCI and AFCI).

This brings us to the central hub of a home’s electrical system. The fuse box. Or the breaker panel. We see both in homes and we want to go into more detail about the differences—and why we recommend upgrading to a breaker panel if you have a fuse box.

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Why You Really Need to Replace Your Federal Pacific Breaker Panel

Monday, March 13th, 2017

There have been a number of high-profile corporate scandals in the last few years. Takata’s defective airbags being one, Volkswagon’s deception regarding emissions on some of their vehicles being another. One old scandal that a lot of people may not know about, though, and which may have a serious effect on their home, is the Federal Pacific breaker panel scandal.

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