- Many home appliances and machines in your kitchen, laundry room, home gym, and garage require individual circuits.
- An overloaded circuit can be a home danger that will continually trip circuit breakers or blow fuses.
- Make sure your kitchen meets electrical safety code by installing individual circuits for all your appliances.
- Do not void your manufacturer’s warranty – make sure each appliance has a properly grounded, dedicated circuit.
Common Appliances that Need Dedicated Circuits
Contact Affordable Code Electric to properly install separate circuits for all your major household appliances.
Do You Have Enough Dedicated Circuits?
|If you do not have the appropriate dedicated circuit, an appliance may draw more current than the circuit can handle. This can cause the wiring to overheat and the insulation around the wire to breakdown or melt. Once the insulating barrier around the wire has melted, the current is no longer safe, and can ignite flammable materials within the wall leading to an electrical fire. Fortunately, circuit breakers sense the flow of excess current and stop the surge of current before damage takes place. If your circuit breaker is continuously tripping, you should call our licensed electricians to make sure you have enough dedicated circuits installed.|
Install Dedicated Circuits for your Kitchen
|Kitchen’s are the most common room in the house requiring additional dedicated electrical circuits. Many kitchen appliances like refrigerators, electric stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, and garbage disposals require additional amperage, which in turn will require a separate circuit. It’s important for homeowners to know that some manufacturers require properly grounded dedicated circuits installed by a licensed electrician in order to maintain their warranty. In addition to the larger kitchen appliances, the kitchen also must have at least two individual circuits connected to GFCI outlets above the counter top. These electrical outlets are most frequently used for smaller appliances like toasters, coffee makers, espresso machines, mixers, and blenders. This allows you to plug in items used at the same time like coffee makers and toasters into outlets on separate circuits so you can avoid overloading any one electrical circuit.|
Other Dedicated Circuits Required by Electrical Code
|For maximum safety, there are additional areas in your home where you should consider having a professional electrician install dedicated circuits. Like in your kitchen, the bathroom is another room where people might use high wattage appliances like a hair dryer or curling iron. You should also consider having a licensed electrician install a GFCI protected dedicated circuit for your Jacuzzi or Whirlpool tub. Utility and laundry rooms hold electrical appliances like furnaces, washers, and dryers which frequently require 240 volt electrical outlets on separate circuits that must be installed by a licensed electrician. Contact Affordable Code Electric today to install any 240 volt electrical outlets that your home appliance requires. Less well known areas where installing dedicated circuits will keep you and your home safe is for your sump pump, air conditioners, and water heater. These devices often work intermittently causing surges of electricity that may cause your lights, television, or other electrical devices to flicker on and off. While these surges do not always cause your breaker to trip, over time they can cause the wires to overheat and the insulation around the wire to breakdown, creating potential safety hazards for your home and your family.|
Contact Affordable Code Electric to install the dedicated circuits your home or business needs to operate safely. At Affordable Code Electric, we care about the safety of you and your family.