Gold Shield Services Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Palatine’

Is Your Fuse Box in Need of an Upgrade

Monday, December 27th, 2021

We know the term “fuse box” is sometimes used colloquially to refer to both a fuse box as well as an electrical panel, but in this case, the difference is a big one. Fuse boxes are what most homes used to be installed with: they were actual boxes with large fuses placed inside them to provide a home with electrical power. Now, we use electrical panel systems that don’t exactly work or look the same way that old fuse boxes did.

So, the answer to your question is yes, if you have a fuse box in your home, then it’s in need of an upgrade. However, even if you’ve got an old electrical panel that you call the “fuse box,” you still might need an upgrade. Our team of licensed electricians in Palatine, IL can help you sort out what needs to be done and what you can skip.

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3 Reasons to Replace Your Home’s Knob and Tube Wiring

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

We love old homes. There’s just something so magical about a home built at the turn of the century that has been fixed up and renovated to fit our modern needs. Old homes have character, and if you’ve got an older home then we think it’s something to be proud of! They take a lot of work to maintain, but we always find that it’s worth every penny.

One problem we get called a lot for in older homes is knob and tube wiring. We’re certified electricians in Palatine, IL, which means we’re more than capable of removing your home’s knob and tube wiring as you modernize the electrical system. However, if you’re finding yourself asking the question “what’s wrong with knob and tube wiring, can’t I keep it?”, then you’re in the right place.

Here are three quick reasons why you might want your knob and tube wiring replaced in your older home.

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