Having a fuse box to control the electricity in your home is like driving a very old car. What are the similarities? A fuse box may be as old as your car from the 1950s or 1960s. Like your old car, your fuse box may continue to run as long as it is properly maintained. Also like your old car, the fuse box is missing some additional features and functions that you would get with a newer model.

Although you may not have anyone opposed to you driving an old car, you may encounter some opposition to using a fuse box to manage the electricity in your home. Your homeowners insurance company may not allow you to maintain a policy if your home is equipped with a fuse box instead of a breaker panel. Fuse boxes are not as safe as their more current counterpart, the breaker panel. If your homeowners insurance company takes issue with your fuse box, it may be appropriate to replace it with a breaker panel. This will make your home less costly to insure, too.

So what’s the average cost to replace your fuse box with a breaker panel? The replacement can cost between $1,500 and $2,500, depending on the size of your home. If you’re planning to sell your home anytime soon, this is an important upgrade you’ll need to make. A home inspector will raise awareness to your aged fuse box, which may be a deal breaker for potential buyers.

If you think it’s time to update the fuse box in your home, contacting a licensed electrician is the first step.

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