Dedicated Circuits: Home as a System
For the most part, people don’t consider the home as a system. This serves to be the root of the problem for most issues. It is precisely this reason that problems related to the electrical system of the home arise since most homeowners are not aware of the importance as well as the interdependence of this system. However, you needn’t worry since our company can help you out in this aspect. They will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your home’s electrical system and let you know if there are any problems. What are you waiting for? Call our company right away.
What do you mean by a Dedicated Circuit?
In simpler words, the electricity that enters the home first goes through the fuse box or the circuit breaker box. Inside the fuse/circuit breaker box, you will find individual circuits. They feed various sections of the business or home. Each of these circuits is protected by either a fuse or a breaker. The outlets for small appliances need a 15 amp circuit. You will be able to find outlets that fall under the mid-range item such as toasters and hair dryers that consume about 20 amps. The heavy machines like clothes dryers take up 30-50 amps dedicated circuits. For safety purposes, certain heavy and medium-duty appliances need their own circuits which are also known as dedicated circuits.
Now, that you are aware of what a dedicated circuit is as well as its function, it would be a good idea to call our company and set up an appointment right away. In this way, you can operate the home or business safely.
Here is a list of appliances that require dedicated circuits:
Garage door opener
Air conditioning unit
Whenever you install any heavy-duty electrical appliance, it requires its own dedicated system along with an appropriate circuit breaker and size wire. The size of the circuit breaker and the wire would be dependent on whether the electrical appliance can take up either 120 or 240 volts.
What will happen if you don’t get the right dedicated circuits?
If you fail to install the appropriate dedicated circuit, it is quite likely that the appliance will draw more current than it can actually handle. This, in turn, would cause the wiring to overheat and the insulation around the wire would meltdown. When the insulating barrier has broken down or melted, the current won’t be confined and it could ignite that could cause an electrical fire. However, the circuit breakers would sense the excess flow of the current and it will help stop the surge. In case you notice that the circuit breaker constantly trips then you should call our company right away.
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