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Understanding Your Home Breaker Box

At Accurate Electric, Plumbing, Heating and Air, your local air conditioner repair company that serves Orange County, we’re always here to help in the event of an electrical mishap. But to troubleshoot minor problems that pop up from time to time, or if you happen to be embarking on a do-it-yourself home improvement project that necessitates shutting off the power to a circuit, it can be helpful to understand the basics of your home breaker box.

The breaker box is a control center for the electric currents running into your home and distributing it throughout the rooms to make sure all your lights are illuminated and appliances and electronics are powered up.

Simple, right? But if you open the panel and just see a mess of wires, switches, and screws, don’t feel overwhelmed. Check out this infographic to get a better feel for what’s what.

Now that you’re acquainted with your breaker box, remember to practice caution whenever dealing with electricity, and give us a call whenever you need electrical maintenance or repairs, plumbing work, or heating and air conditioning repair service in Los Angeles County and the surrounding communities.