Understanding your main circuit breaker panel is key to performing any electrical installation or repair in your home. Circuit breakers – also recognized as tandem breakers or double pole breakers – are small switches in electrical panels that interrupt the flow of electricity for safety reasons.
The Home Depot has all your circuit breaker needs covered with helpful buying guides that give insight on 20 amp gfci breakers to a wide selection of options from top brands including Eaton breakers and Pushmatic breakers. We have everything you need and we are here to help.
Find the Right Switch & Amps
Circuit breakers are designed to detect faults in electrical currents that flow to every room and outlet in your home by automatically switching electricity off during a power surge like an arc fault breaker.
Residential homes and multi-housing units require low- to medium-voltage circuit breakers with low amperages. Apartment complexes and utility companies require medium- to high-voltage circuit breakers because how much power they are feeding the public.
Before you buy new or replace circuit breakers, consult with professionals and local authorities to make certain you can complete this project safely and accurately. Most circuit breakers are labeled with the amperage needed. This will help you determine how to match the total amps in the circuit breakers you plan on replacing.
We offer circuit breakers for your breaker box in a range of maximum amperages:
• 15 amp breakers
• 20 amp breakers
• 40 amp breakers
• 50 amp breakers
• 60 amp breakers
• 100 amp breakers
• 200 amp breakers
Whatever you’re looking for – from our popular Cutler Hammer breakers and Siemens breakers to Square D QO breakers and Homeline breakers, plus Zinsco breakers applicable for bulk price savings – we have the brands, features, sizes and configurations to fit your needs and wants.
Always make certain the areas around your main breaker panel are completely dry before beginning any type of electrical work and appliances powered by the circuit breaker you are replacing are turned off. Install an electrical power covers enclosure for additional, long-term protection or install circuit breaker lockout units to prevent accidental on and off switching during repairs.
Turn to a Professional
Not exactly sure about the difference between gfci breakers and arc fault breakers? Or can’t decide if GE breakers or Murray breakers are best for this project? Let our Pro Referral service connect you with licensed and insured professionals in your area to take care of all your electrical maintenance, repair and installation service needs.