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When it comes to creating a gorgeous interior space, your home will only be as beautiful as your family allows it to be. If your children don't respect the space, your home will quickly fall back into disrepair, which is why I started focusing more and more on home and garden a few years ago. I was committed to creating a great space that was just as clean and gorgeous as it was functional, and I was really surprised to see how much of a difference my efforts made. Within a few short years, my place really seemed a lot more open, airy, and inviting. Check out this blog for great ideas on making a family-oriented home.



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Signs You Need To Upgrade Your Electrical Box

by Alice Howard

The electrical box that houses your fuses has a big job to do. It has all of the electricity in your home running through those fuses, and the electrical box holds onto all of this power and electricity. Your electrical box over time may have had a few extra additions since the house was first built. Previous owners (or yourself) may have given it an upgrade or made changes here and there, but your electrical box may still need some extra work or upgrades. If you aren't sure if yours needs to be upgraded, or changed, read on for helpful information about signs to watch out for.

Your Lights Flicker

If your lights are flickering every time your swimming pool filter/pump turns on, or when your air conditioner runs, or even when you turn on the mixer to blend the cookies you're about to prepare, it may be time to upgrade your electrical box. A flickering light can happen from time to time, but if it's a reoccurring thing in your home, it's time to get to work. Your lights are flickering because you have too many amps on a single circuit and it's pulling too much power at once. You may be able to change your fuses around or add extra if your electrical box allows for this, otherwise, you may need an entirely new electrical box. 

You Lose Power/Blow Fuses

If you are losing power when you have multiple things running at once, it's a sign that you need to upgrade your electrical. A loss of power means you are pulling too much and the circuit is overloaded to the point that it cannot pull that many amps at once. You can press your fuse back in to see if you can run everything again, but chances are it will blow the fuse again and cause you to lose power over and over. 

You Have No Room For More Fuses

Over time you are bound to add extra electrical outlets or need electric ran for something such as additional lighting, or for an addition on your home. If you don't have any more room for anything extra in your electrical box, it's time for an upgrade. Don't wait until you're stuck in a project and unable to finish the job. Have your electrical box reworked and add extra amps so your home can run smoothly.

If you experience any of these issues, it's time to call residential electrical services for help with your electrical box. Leave this work to the professionals if you aren't sure about electrical work, as this type of work can be very dangerous.