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The ABC’s of Electrical – Dedicated Circuits

Posted on: August 8, 2016

A dedicated circuit is simply a circuit that serves a single appliance. They are used for major appliances that typically have a motor of some kind, including: refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, furnaces, washers, dryers, dishwashers, and garbage disposals along with many other appliances.

Why would you want a dedicated circuit? Having more than one appliance on the same circuit can cause a major strain on a home’s circuitry and wiring. If the circuit becomes overloaded it can overheat and cause a fire. Before this happens a circuit breaker will trips or fuse will blow to protect the circuit. Because most home circuit breakers are not designed to handle the demand of more than one large appliance, each needs to have a dedicated circuit.

Dedicated circuits are required by the National Electrical Code. So the next time you have a new appliance installed, whether a sump pump, electric water heater or other appliance, contact your electrician to have a dedicated circuit installed in the service panel.

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