My house was built in 1965. The circuit breakers are still the original, made by Bryant (I think). The house is vacant at the moment. For safety sake, I am trying to get the outlets grounded or replaced with GFIs. My brother is pushing strongly for me to have the circuit breakers replaced at the same time.
He says, "You have a couple of dozen circuit breakers. Unfortunately, most of them are so old that they may not function when you need them." And "overload the circuit and if it doesn't work you have a fire."
To my knowledge, there is no problem with the circuit breakers. I do not believe anything is overloaded. Everything seems to be working fine.
Should I replace the circuit breakers? Or should I follow the old adage: "if it ain't broke don't fix it"?