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We’ve all probably had to reset a breaker or replace a fuse, because of an electrical problem. It’s always a pain, especially in the dark. However, it’s a very good thing that those panels exist in the first place. Without them, your home’s electrical system would be quite a bit more dangerous to use.

Cooper Heating & Cooling, Inc. offers a full range of electrical panel services throughout Denver, CO and Colorado Springs, CO. Whether you need to have your electrical box repaired, or need to replace the circuit breaker, we’re here for you. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional electricians.

The Differences Between Electrical Panels

There are a variety of different electrical boxes and panels. Most of them are designed to do the same thing, but they work in different ways. For example:

  • Fuse Boxes: A fuse box is designed to act as a safeguard against power surges and the like in your electrical system. Inside the box are a series of disposable fuses, which complete the various circuits in the home and make it possible for your electricity to work. When too much power is flowing through the wires, the fuse on that circuit will blow. This breaks the circuit and prevents further issues associated with electrical problems (like house fires). Once the burnt out fuse is replaced, the system should operate as normal.
  • Circuit Breakers: A circuit breaker is the more common form of an electrical panel, especially in newer houses. The concept is the same as the fuse box, but instead of fuses, the breaker contains a number of switches that will flip when there is an overload. This breaks the circuit, just like the fuses in the fuse box. The difference is that the circuit breakers can be reset, instead of needing to be replaced.

When to Call for Repairs

It can be difficult to identify when to call for repairs for your electrical panels. Oftentimes, the problem is actually located in a specific electrical appliance, rather than in the panel itself. There are a few times, however, when you should have a professional examine your panel.

Frequent fuse burnouts, especially if it’s the same slot, can often indicate a problem. The same is true for breaker switches that keep tripping for no apparent reason. Watch for fuses and switches that don’t seem to actually be completing the circuit. Electrical problems can be quite dangerous, so make sure that you call for repairs as soon as you suspect one of happening.

Cooper Heating & Cooling, Inc. can Help You With Your Electrical Panel Needs

Electrical work is the kind of thing that should never be undertaken without professional training. The risk of electrocution, house fire, and a whole range of other problems is too great to be attempting your own electrical work.

That’s why you need to find a contractor you can trust to handle it for you. Cooper Heating & Cooling, Inc. offers comprehensive electrical panel services in Denver, CO and Colorado Springs, CO. If you need electrical panel work of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment.

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