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Is There a Reason My Home’s Fuse Box Is Located Outside? 

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The breaker box is where you'll make the connection between your home and the power grid. It also regulates the flow of power from your home's electrical source to the various rooms and equipment within. Electrical equipment in your home is powered by electricity that flows through copper wires and is activated whenever the switches in the breaker box are flipped. You may be perplexed as to the rationale behind installing the breaker box by Electrical Inspections northern beaches for your new home's electrical system externally. If yes, read on to discover the answer to this puzzle. 

Is the Circuit breaker/Fuse Box positioned in an exterior wall? 

Over the past 15 years, new laws have been enacted in a number of areas of the country that require the installation of breaker boxes in non-inhabitable locations. Hence, the fire service in the event of a fire at a property will be able to quickly shut off the power to the house. Your electrical panel's breaker box is probably located outside your home if it was built within the last 15 years. If your home is older, the breaker box is probably installed inside the structure. As the median age of home is 44 years old, this means that many existing homes will need substantial electrical modifications to meet the new standards. 

The National Electrical Code (NEC) should be checked at all times for the most up-to-date requirements as they may vary from state to state. If you are thinking about relocating your breaker box, however, it is best to get advice from a local building inspector first. 

Where is the breaker box in my house and how do I find it? 

If you live in an area where power lines are installed above ground, the breaker box that regulates your home's energy will most likely be located in the service head on your roof. Once that the power line has been installed, your home will be wired into the city's electrical grid. Depending on your preference, your service panel can be positioned either directly below the service head on one of your home's levels or on the exterior of the building. 

If you're looking for the breaker box inside your home, you should be on the lookout for a metal panel door that swings open or a large metal box that is painted to blend in with the colour scheme of your home. 


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