Square D Homeline Circuit Breakers: Cost and Availability King


Learning without safety with knowledge, not sound,

learning by trial, by others not taught,

often had brought a disturbing shock.

If the body had firm path, from heart to ground,

surprise of shock would be more than a squawk.

(c) 3-02-2022 – Roger W Hancock

The Great Seattle Banana Shortage - Every Crisis, Any Year

Times are hard.  Material availability difficulties have been the hallmark driving delays within the construction industry.  Thats why Safe and Sound Electric can help consumers make informed decisions on the products they patronize in their home.

I’ve been given so many reasons for material shortages delays; the Evergiven being stuck, hurricanes in the Dominican Republic, the Texas storm, COVID-19, and countless others.  Bottom line is there are breakers that are required to be installed by code and they cannot be purchased from every manufacturer.  The shortage could be likened to having to go to Safeway for eggs, but they are out of milk so you must go to Costco for the milk.  A dedicated electrician knows how to find solutions, commonly same day to solve material shortage woes.

As an informed consumer ourselves, we would like to know which store has a banana for sale and is fair value.  I don’t want you to be stuck searching craigslist for breakers or trying to buy them from amazon retailers for inflated prices.

So here are our Availability and Cost picks for 2022:

Square D Homeline

No surprise here Homeline is the most available and most competed for breaker product you can buy.  If you want to be sure your project is done on time with minimal surprises go Homeline.


ABB must be doing something different than Cooper.  We’ve had good experience procuring GE brand breakers and a number of retailers and wholesalers.


This is a surprise.  While not available everywhere, Leviton breaker products are very widely available after they changed from a hydraulic magnetic to a thermal magnetic trip unit.


We would put GE, Leviton, and Siemens in the same tier for cost and availability.