Scottsdale Breaker/Fuse Repair & Replacement
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Power failures in the home can occur and the cause is usually an electrical short. As a result fuses and circuit breakers will usually make a popping sound. More often than not what happens is that a circuit is tripped or a fuse blows because there was excessive electrical current flowing through the wires. In order to prevent overheating the breaker or fuse this ‘tripping’ cuts off the current and this helps to prevent a fire from starting.
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Your first line of defense to preventing an outage is to be sure that you don’t have too many appliances turned on at the same time; especially if they share one outlet. Avoiding the “octopus” syndrome at outlets is so important. If you have several high voltage appliances rigged to one fuse or breaker then you should consider calling a licensed electrician to remedy this situation.
Circuit breakers are standard nowadays and all newly constructed homes have these. They serve the exact same purpose as the older fuse boxes but they are much easier to reset. Circuit breakers resemble small light switches in appearance and typically placed in vertical or horizontal rows. It is very easy to spot a tripped breaker and to reset it.
However, if a circuit breaker frequently trips to the off position then the initial overload is still a problem and should be looked at by a professional.
Older homes and apartments often have fuse boxes that consist of two to eight fuses. Fuses lay flat, are glass, round, and screw into a socket. (Many people today still have older model stoves that require fuses.) Fuses are rated by amps and generally come in 15, 20 or 30 amps. If a fuse blows then it must be replaced with a fuse of equal or fewer amps. Should the same fuse blow on a somewhat regular basis then you should call a licensed electrician to come and inspect your fuse box. It may be time to replace this with a circuit breaker.
Fuses are becoming a thing of the past but they are still out there. When fuses or circuit breakers fail to work, or if you have concerns and want an inspection, call Christian Brothers Plumbing, Air Conditioning, and Electrical at (623) 499-9794 in Scottsdale, AZ and surrounding areas. Your electrical panel is the heart of your home’s electrical system – be sure it is in good shape!