Why do you need an electrical circuit breaker?
Electricity is a good servant. However, it can be very dangerous too. Circuit breakers are designed to protect you from electrical shock, electrical arcs and fire from electrical short circuits.
A circuit breaker will detect any unintended ‘electrical arc’ that might cause fire. If such an arc is detected, the breaker trips and cuts power to the home. The design of the circuit is such that it is able to distinguish harmless arc from a spark that is observed such as that from the brushes in an electric motor. Installing the breaker in your home could not only save lives but also protect your home.
Do you need an electrician to install a circuit breaker?
The answer is very definitely YES. When installing a circuit breaker we are handling live 240 volt power supplies from the street to your home. This is risky and should only be done by professionals. It involves handling naked wires that can cause electrocution. Besides the obvious dangers, its illegal for you to install a circuit breaker yourself and can land you in serious problems with the law and insurance companies in a worst case scenario. So if you prefer living to electrocution then just call DCN install it for you.
Why do you need an electrician?
If you install a circuit breaker yourself you may be breaking some important building codes. In case of fire, your insurance company may not compensate you if they prove that the installation was not done by a certified professional electrician. It may never happen but believe me that it does happen and it’s a nightmare. So take the right steps now to avoid problems later!