Fuse Box Upgrades
Many older homes in Oxford have old-style fuse boxes or panels. If you have one of these older style fuse panels, then you know how inconvenient they are. It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon; all your friends are over, and you are watching your favorite football team. There is 30 seconds left on the clock and the quarterback throws the ball and in midair, your TV screen goes blank.
So what happened? Well, if you have a fuse box then you know exactly what happened. I fuse went bad. So you race to your fuse box and locate the bad fuse, take it out and install a new one. A snap of a few sparks and a quick whiff of ozone, and you are back in business, but by now, you missed the very end. We have heard many stories just like this in the past.
Simple fact is that fuse boxes, although good at the time are becoming extinct. Most insurance companies won’t provide insurance with homes that have these outdated fuse boxes. You might be curious to why. If so, then take a minute to read how having a new panel with circuit breakers can benefit you today.
When you compare a fuse box to an electrical panel that has circuit breakers, it just does not compare.
Modern Circuit Breaker Panels are built to far higher safety standards than outdated fuse panels. Circuit breakers provide more protection than the old screw in fuses.
Circuit breakers protect every device in the house with sensitive circuitry that responds quickly if there is a fault, opening the circuit and eliminating the risk of danger and fire.
There is also excellent protection available in the form of Ground-Fault Circuit Breakers and Arc-Fault Circuit Breakers. Fuses cannot give you protection like a GFCI and AFCI breaker.
Older equipment and wiring within your home did not have to support the modern appliances of today’s time. Another common electrical hazard that we see is: overloading or doubling up of circuits in outdated fuse panels and breaker panels. Unfortunately, this leads to fires or burnt up appliances and circuits.
By upgrading the source of power distribution to your home by installing new circuit breakers you can eliminate this potentially dangerous situation.
Here are some reasons to upgrade your old fuse panel:
Reduce the chance of an electrical fire.
Eliminate doubled-up circuits.
Eliminate the need to replace fuses, or the chance to install the wrong size of fuse, which is a common fire hazard.
Capacity to add additional circuits in the future.
Increase the resale value of your home.
Be able to get homeowner's insurance.
There are many affordable options on replacing your old fuse box. Oxford Electric llc will give your home a thorough evaluation and will help you to decide on whether you should have your outdated fuse panel replaced with a modern circuit breaker panel.
By upgrading your old, outdated fuse box, it will ensure that you get the most out of your home’s electrical system and help avoid electrical hazards.
689 Mountain Rd.
Ohatchee, Al., 36271
Phone: (256) 892-2300
Fax: (866) 344-0927
Monday - Friday 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Up Front Pricing
What exactly is up front pricing? Upfront pricing is giving an exact quote to the penny for any type of electrical repair or installation you may need. There are never hidden fees in our pricing. No surprises. We will show you the price up front, before any work is started in writing and the price will not change, guaranteed.
Would you rather have an upfront price for the things you want to purchase or would you like an open-ended ticket that you wouldn’t know what the bill is when the contractor is done? Here in Alabama you can turn on the news on any given night and see how an innocent consumer was ripped off by a contractor. It’s very unfortunate and having an up-front price in writing will protect you. Never hire a contractor that will not give you a price in writing with a full scope of work.
Most consumers prefer to know an exact price; that's why we use a national standard Up Front Pricing guide. Oxford Electric llc only charges by the job, not by the hour.
There are never any hidden charges unlike time and material pricing. Time and material pricing has been a standard for many for a number of years, but we have found it's not fair to customers. Here are few reasons why:
• Homeowners have to constantly watch the clock and technician to make sure he is working. He has to make sure he hasn't gone to his van to many times. Talk too much or take cigarette breaks.
• Homeowners never know what the price is going to be until the job is done.
• No hidden charges or two or three-hour minimums.
• The contractor does not have to send expert electricians to the job, because if they get done to fast, that means they don't make as much money.
At Oxford Electric llc, you will not have to worry about the price or an opened ended ticket and afterwards get the surprise of your life. No matter, the size of the job, small or large, when our electrician arrives at your home or business, he will first evaluate what you need to have done and will then show you what the job will cost before the job starts. Never have one of those unpleasant surprises at the end of the job. We evaluate every job to ensure that we will provide you with the best and most cost-effective solutions.
Prices come from our standardized pricing guide right from our iPads. We will provide an Up Front price and go over every aspect of the estimate together. Prices will not be concocted out of thin air or based off of where you live or the type of home you live in. Everyone is treated the same.
We can send copies of your estimates, invoices and home inspections straight to your smart phone, tablet or computer. Just one more way our business is going green.
You don't have to worry about math mistakes or something added or not added. There is no confusing or hard to read handwriting either. Everything is spelled out. Giving everyone a clear picture of what is going to be done. To many times we have seen bad contracts where the homeowner is not covered. So call Oxford Electric llc today at 256-892-2300, or you can also use our online request form.