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Don't attempt a DIY electrical project. Call the professionals at CroppMetcalfe for expert Amissville electrical repair and installation. Call 540-347-3024 today.
Attempting to complete electrical work on your own is always discouraged. With the risk of damage to your home or danger from electrocution, the risk of attempting a DIY is much less than the reward. In many cases as well, insurance companies will not insure homes with DIY electrical work. When you need safe and reliable services, call CroppMetcalfe. Our team of experts work efficiently and safely to provide the best service in Amissville, VA.
What are the Differences Between a Breaker and a Fuse?
Breakers and fuses serve the same main function. Both devices are built to sense when an outlet is going to become overloaded and interrupt the flow of electricity before damage occurs. The only difference is the methods they use to do it.
A breaker is based on a spring-loaded switch that will “trip” whenever a circuit is overloaded. If a breaker trips, you can simply switch it back once the threat of overloading is over. Breakers can be tripped an infinite number of times.
A fuse, on the other hand, works by sensing the excess electricity and safely melting a thin strip of metal inside the fuse to interrupt the circuit. A fuse can only blow once before it needs to be replaced. In many cases, fuses are used in older homes, while more modern houses use breakers.
Why Should You Replace a Breaker Panel?
Ensuring the electrical work in your home runs flawlessly might mean that at times you need to replace certain parts. Replacing a breaker panel is an excellent way to ensure the safe and effective delivery of electricity to your home. Some common reasons to replace the breaker panel include:
- Water damage to the panel
- Damaged service cables
- Old or obsolete parts
- To fix improper installation
- To fix an underpowering or overpowering issue
If your breaker panel is making hissing noises or has a burning smell coming from it, stay away from it and call a professional right away.
Quality Electrical Services to Keep your Home Bright:
- Electrical Repairs
- Outlet Repair & Replacement
- Breaker or Fuse Repair & Replacement
- Breaker Panel Repair & Replacement
- Generator Repair & Replacement
- Panel Box Upgrades & Installation
- Lighting Replacement & Installation
- Ceiling Fan & Chandelier Installation
- Outlet Switch & Installation
- Surge Protection
- Carbon Monoxide Detector Installations & Inspections
- Electrical Circuit Interrupters
Call us today in Amissville, VA at 540-347-3024 for a quote from the experts at CroppMetcalfe.
6649 Gardland Dr. Suite #2
Warrenton, VA 20187