The Fuses Under The Stairs


Many older Philadelphia homes may still have fuse boxes rather than circuit panels. Fuse boxes stopped being installed in the 1960, meaning if your home has one your service is likely 50 years or older. It’s highly recommended that your electrical service be replaced every 30 years, and if you have a fuse box that suggests your home is far overdue.


Fuses served their purpose well in the past but were designed long before the electrical demands of modern homes with numerous appliances and electronics being plugged in. Replacing your fuse box with a new circuit panel will not only increase your home’s electrical capacity but is a necessary safety upgrade to bring your home up to current code. Many insurances companies will even deny you coverage or increase your premium if your electrical service employs a fuse box.


Halloween is only a week away, make sure it's a fun and safe holiday for the whole family. Call GEN3 today to have one of our friendly neighborhood home experts visit your home and go over your options with you. Don’t wait until your basement electrical service turns into a horror film!

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About The Author

Walter is GEN3's Graphic Designer, Webmaster and Assistant Manager of Operations. A man of many hats, who owns too many cats :3 He's learned a great deal about electrical service in his time at GEN3 and looks forward to learning more and sharing everything he learns.