There is a logic behind a lot of the things in our house.  One of the ones that we probably don’t think of or consider is how power is distributed.  In fact, power is distributed through breakers.  These breakers allow power to flow or not flow depending on their position.  Before you can run power to your home, breaker installation in Box Elder, SD needs to be done.

What breakers do you need?

The first step in the process is to determine what type of breaker you need.  There are three basic breakers.  The first is a standard breaker.  The standard breakers job is to monitor the flow of power to your outlets.  If something does go wrong and there is too much power indicated, then the breaker will trip preventing an overload.

GFI Breakers

The GFI or Ground Floor Interrupt is very important to have in our homes.  These breakers are located typically in the kitchen and in the bathroom.  Their job is to monitor that electricity isn’t following a path that it shouldn’t be following.  For example, if you are in the bathroom and an outlet or cord gets wet.  If this happens the breaker will trip preventing electrocution.

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Arc Fault Breakers

These breakers are used when there is a high chance of electricity being overrun and creating an arc. 

It is important that when you see a problem with a breaker no matter what it was, that you go and look into it and see what the cause of the issue was. If you don’t deal with the issue, then the breaker will continue to trip.  Then over time the breaker will no longer work, and you will need to replace it.

You will also want to make sure that if you have issues that you call an electrician and ensure that they do a full inspection to ensure you are safe.