Dedicated Circuits to Protect Your Appliances and Your Home
Have you been tripping your circuit breakers a lot lately? Is that new heavy-duty juicer, space heater, or air purifier tripping your breaker every morning? You may need dedicated circuits.
Each circuit or line of electricity running through your home or office is protected by a breaker or fuse. Small electrical appliances require 15-amp circuits, while outlets for mid-range items (hair dryers, toasters, etc.) require 20-amp circuits.
Heavy duty appliances can require anywhere from 30- to 50-amp dedicated circuits. To protect your circuit box from becoming overloaded, certain medium and heavy duty appliances should have their own dedicated circuit, with its own circuit breaker in the electrical panel.
Common Appliances that Need Dedicated Circuits:
- Space Heater
- Electric Range
- Wall Oven
- Garage Door Opener
- Kitchen Countertop Toaster
- Toaster oven
- Heating & Air Conditioning Units
- Water Heater
- Garbage Disposal
- Garage outlets for power equipment
- Sump Pump
- Water Pump
- Central Vacuum
- Whirlpool/Jacuzzi/Hot Tub/Sauna
- Air Purifiers
Anytime you install a heavy duty electrical appliance, it needs to have its own dedicated circuit with the appropriate size wire and circuit breaker. The size of the wire and circuit breaker will depend upon whether the electrical appliance is 120-volts or 240-volts.
Neglecting to provide heavy duty appliances with their own dedicated circuit causes tripped breakers, blown fuses, overheated wires, and the possibility of an electrical fire.
Breakers trip when the amperage rating exceeds the value labeled on the breaker. For example, if the amperage exceeds 100 amps and you have a 100 amp breaker instead of a 200 amp breaker, your breaker will trip.
Call Kanon Electric to make sure you have all the dedicated circuits you need to operate your home or business in a safe manner.
Our expert electricians will explain dedicated circuits and suggest the best solution for your needs. When you choose us for your project needs, remember that our ultimate goal is customer satisfaction.
If you are not 100% satisfied, we will return for a free follow-up repair or provide a complete refund.
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