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.