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A circuit breaker is an electrical component you may have to replace in your home. So that you end up with a quality breaker that remains safe to use, read on to pick up helpful buying tactics.
Review Current Breaker First
Before shopping for a new circuit breaker, look at the existing breaker you're replacing in your home. If you were happy with its performance while it lasted, you can note its specs and get the same type.
Or, maybe you weren't pleased with certain aspects. For instance, it might have tripped a lot or corrosion might have been a chronic issue. In that case, you'll know to get an entirely different circuit breaker.
Find an Optimal Amperage Rating
A circuit breaker's amperage rating is the total current it can support without tripping. A good rule of thumb is that the more electrical systems you use in your home, the greater the amperage rating you'll need.
Knowing that, go through your home and note the electrical systems you're highly dependent on. Total them up and then see what amperage rating complies with a safe and well-functioning circuit breaker you can depend on.
Figure Out Which Panel Size Is Appropriate
In addition to amperage rating, size is another crucial specification to figure out with a new circuit breaker. How big does the new breaker need to be for your property? You have many choices, but by being particular, you can invest in a compatible breaker that you don't have to upgrade for a long time.
Like with amperage rating, think about the electrical systems you depend on daily. The more systems you have, the bigger your electrical panel should be. You should also think about future electrical systems you might add to your property, so you can get a breaker that's future-proof.
Speak to an Electrician
After performing extensive research and comparing different circuit breakers side by side, you should still hire an electrician before going forward with a new breaker investment. They can provide meaningful insights on several important topics.
For instance, they can make sure your circuit breaker selection is compatible with your home and its electrical systems. They can also show you breakers that fit your budget so you don't have to spend hours searching the market.
If it's time to replace your home's circuit breaker, carefully look at different models. If you're diligent, your breaker selection will be easy to set up and work great for years.
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12 July 2023