Fuse Box Replacement and Upgrade

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Fuse boxes are very durable, but just like anything else, they can show signs of wear and tear as the years go by. If you notice that you are frequently suffering from blown fuses or you see rust or burn marks, then contact Randy’s Electric as quickly as possible to have your fuse box replaced.

Fuse boxes are typically common in older homes, especially those 30 years old or more. If these fuse boxes are not well maintained, they can pose a safety hazard. Call us to learn how we can keep your electrical system safe for you and your family, and we will show you exactly what is needed to keep your fuse box in good working condition and help you make any upgrade decisions. We won’t start any work until you approve one of our upfront pricing options.

How Fuse Boxes Work

The electrical system in your home is known as a “closed loop” system where electricity flows throughout the system to power devices as needed. However, this system can only handle so much electricity at one time. If your electronics call for more power than can be safely delivered, the fuse box will cut off power before a fire starts or any damage can be done.

Whether you’re located in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Eden Prairie, or beyond, Randy’s Electric is here to help. Call 763-560-5600 or contact us online to schedule service.

Fuse Box Replacement

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I switch from a fuse box to a circuit breaker?

This is a job you should leave to a licensed Minneapolis electrician. When we upgrade to a circuit breaker, the first step we take is to diagram the electrical panel. We then determine if your electrical wiring needs to be upgraded or replaced. We may also recommend other electrical upgrades at that time, such as new outlets, switches, and lighting.

Do I have to bring my home’s electrical up to code when replacing a fuse box?

Regardless of whether you have a fuse box or a circuit breaker panel in your home, it’s important to make sure your home’s electrical wiring is up to date and equipped to handle your home’s electrical load. Today’s homes often have a 150-200 amp capacity, and your electrical demand may be more than your current system can handle.

To speak with us about code requirements when replacing a fuse box, contact us via our online form or call us.

How long does it take to replace a fuse box?

A simple fuse box replacement takes about 4 hours. However, if your house is older and you need to upgrade your mains power to meet increased power requirements, you might be looking at a bigger job.

How much does it cost to upgrade from a fuse box to a circuit breaker?

Every job is unique, so you should call us for an estimate. Your costs may vary if the wiring needs a complete overhaul.

Why should I upgrade from a fuse box to a circuit breaker?

There are many advantages to replacing a fuse box with a circuit breaker panel, such as:

  • The ability to reset tripped circuits rather than replacing fuses
  • The ability to expand and add new circuits
  • The ability to safely incorporate 120- and 140-volt circuitsThe most important reason for having your fuse box checked by a professional electrician, and upgraded or replaced if necessary, is to ensure the safety of your home’s electrical system. You may also need to upgrade your fuse box if your home’s electrical system cannot meet your modern day needs for power.
  • Fuse box upgrades can be performed in as little as one day unless the condition of the box and its surrounding wiring requires more extensive work. If it is necessary to replace not only the wiring to the fuse box and the wiring from the box to major appliances, the process will take longer.
  • Even if your fuse box is working properly it is important that you have a trained electrician inspect it regularly. We will look for problems such as damage from blown fuses, excessive rust, or signs of power surges. We will also tell you whether your fuse box can be repaired, needs to be upgraded, or if a circuit breaker would be a better option for your home.
  • Whatever your fuse box repair or replacement needs, contact the electricians at Randy’s Electric so you can rest assured the job will be done right the first time, guaranteed.

The most important reason for having your fuse box checked by a professional electrician, and upgraded or replaced if necessary, is to ensure the safety of your home’s electrical system. You may also need to upgrade your fuse box if your home’s electrical system cannot meet your modern day needs for power.

Fuse box upgrades can be performed in as little as one day unless the condition of the box and its surrounding wiring requires more extensive work. If it is necessary to replace not only the wiring to the fuse box and the wiring from the box to major appliances, the process will take longer.

Even if your fuse box is working properly it is important that you have a trained electrician inspect it regularly. We will look for problems such as damage from blown fuses, excessive rust, or signs of power surges. We will also tell you whether your fuse box can be repaired, needs to be upgraded, or if a circuit breaker would be a better option for your home.

Whatever your fuse box repair or replacement needs, contact the electricians at Randy’s Electric so you can rest assured the job will be done right the first time, guaranteed.

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“I have only had great experiences with Randy’s electric. They are honest and professional.  They sit down with you before work is done and discuss options and price it out and there have never been any surprises after the fact. Chris has come to the house for two different jobs and he is very professional and does a great job. Good people and great service.”

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