Do you live in an older home that still uses a fuse panel? If so, you should think about replacing it with a circuit breaker panel — fuse boxes are outdated, inefficient technology and are often dangerous. Having an old fuse box may also mean your home is not up to code, which can make it difficult to sell or pass inspection.
Do You Need to Upgrade Your Fuse Panel?
Given today’s modern electrical demands, it is all but essential that you invest in a fuse panel replacement for your home. Fuses haven’t been installed in new homes since the 1960s, when the only devices that required electricity were lamps, radios, and maybe a TV. These days, fuse panels are basically electrical fires waiting to happen.
In addition to making your home safer, fuse panel replacement can dramatically reduce your homeowners insurance rates. Insurance companies tend to charge higher premiums for homes with fuse panels, specifically due to how dangerous they are. So if your home still uses a fuse panel, call Kolb Electric to replace it today!
Why Call Kolb Electric for Electrical Upgrades in MD, VA & DC?
We are a family-owned and -operated business that has been providing electrical upgrades in the Baltimore and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas since 1925. We are committed to providing superior electrical services for residential spaces, as well as industrial, commercial, and construction businesses. The valuable advantages we can offer you are great service, high-quality products, and experienced workers at a competitive price.
With six local offices, five bucket trucks, and one of the largest fleets in the Mid-Atlantic region, we are able to handle any size fuse replacement project.
Our services cover everything from cost projection and new wiring to electrical maintenance and troubleshooting. No matter what your electrical needs are, we have the right solution at the right price. Our electricians are fully licensed by state and local jurisdictions, assuring you that your electrical project will be installed to exact industry and code standards.
If you need help safely and properly handling electrical upgrades for your home and you’re looking for a quality job without the outrageous prices, contact us today to arrange for a free quote.
Our MD, DC, and VA Electricians Are…
- Courteous, professional, and punctual
- Knowledgeable and experienced
- Trained to handle any electrical issue or problem
- Accurate and efficient troubleshooters that can save you time and money
- Equipped with the latest diagnostic tools and parts
- Skilled in residential and commercial services
Schedule Your Fuse Replacement Today
When you need a fuse panel replacement in Maryland, Northern Virginia, or Washington, DC, you can count on Kolb Electric’s experienced electricians for a job done right. Call 877-287-1179 or schedule your appointment online!
Fuse Panel Replacement FAQs
Should I upgrade my fuse box to a circuit breaker panel?
Electrical panels don’t rely on burning filaments. Instead, electrical overloads trip a switch, which prevents fires without the melting filaments. Replacements are rarely required. Modern panels can also cope with more amperage and appliances, so they’re more than just efficient — they’re safe, as well.
Can I replace my fuse panel myself?
Replacing a fuse box requires electrical safety knowledge. You’ll need to work with hot wiring because the power delivered to your panel can’t be turned off without utility company support. For safety reasons, it’s best to hire a licensed electrical company to change your fuse panel on your behalf.
What’s the difference between a fuse box and a breaker box?
Modern circuit breaker panels rely on switches rather than fuses. Switches are easy to flip when you need to reset them or withhold power from a circuit requiring repair. They also provide more power and are easier to insure.
When do I need to replace my fuse panel?
Fuse panels stopped being the circuit breakers of choice 50 years ago. In other words, your equipment has probably reached the end of its service life. Fuse boxes are extremely outdated and create a huge number of electrical wiring problems, so any home that uses them is due for an upgrade to a circuit breaker panel.
We provide fuse panel replacement in:
MARYLAND: Adamstown, Annapolis, Arnold, Ashton, Aspen Hill, Baltimore, Bel Air, Beltsville, Bethesda, Bowie, Catonsville, Chevy Chase, Clarksburg, Clarksville, Cockeysville, College Park, Columbia, Damascus, Dundalk, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Glen Burnie, Hagerstown, Hampstead, Hyattsville, Ijamsville, Jessup, Kensington, La Plata, Lanham, Laurel, Laytonsville, Middletown, Montgomery Village, Mt. Airy, Myersville, New Market, Odenton, Olney, Pasadena, Potomac, Randallstown, Rockville, Sandy Spring, Severn, Silver Spring, Severn, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Temple Hills, Timonium, Towson, Upper Marlboro, Waldorf, Wheaton,
VIRGINIA: Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Crystal City, Dale City, Dulles, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fort Belvoir, Great Falls, Herndon, Leesburg, Lincoln, Lorton, Manassas, McLean, Oakton, Purcellville, Reston, Springfield, Stafford, Sterling, Vienna, Woodbridge