Richland Hills Dedicated Electrical Circuits
Avoid Overloading Your Electrical System
Do you frequently trip a breaker or have to reset a fuse when you use your blender or if you plug your laptop into a certain outlet? If so, your appliances might not be properly wired. Dedicated electrical circuits are essential elements of residential and commercial electrical wiring as defined by the National Electrical Code. Appliances such as stoves, dishwashers, space heaters, and refrigerators should be running on their own dedicated circuits to prevent the chance that your electrical system is unsafely overloaded.
Using dedicated circuits means there is one appliance per circuit, and each circuit is represented by a breaker in the electrical box on your property. Individual circuits help handle the electrical load of home appliances better than putting an unnecessary amount of strain on a breaker that services a certain area of your home. This also decreases wear on your home electrical appliances.
Call us today at (817) 864-8735 to learn more about setting up your dedicated electrical circuits!
What Requires Dedicated Circuits?
In general, a 20 amp dedicated circuit will be an appropriate choice for medium sized appliances such as:
- Espresso makers
A 30-50 amp dedicated circuit will be a better choice for larger appliances such as:
- Washing machine
If you are unsure about what kind of amp you need for your circuit, have an electrician from 24-7 Electrical Services take a look!
Our knowledgeable staff is always available to help! Contact us at (817) 864-8735!