25 April 2022
How much do you know about your home's electrical panel? Most people know that older homes used fuse boxes in place of breaker panels, but fewer realize that breaker panels have also gone through several iterations. Any Pushmatic panel still in service is likely to be many decades old, as this design was most common when many residential buildings still used fuse panels instead of breakers. These panels are relatively distinctive since their method of operation differs substantially from modern designs.
5 November 2021
It is hard to imagine life without electrical power, such that it is often overlooked and forgotten until there is an outage or electrical incident. A well-designed, installed, and maintained residential electrical circuit will rarely have problems. But no system is unbreakable; fuses get old, wires become loose, and control panels can become outdated. You will need electrical repairs at one time or another. What are some of the common electrical repairs that you should prioritize in your home?