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Without a dedicated circuit for certain appliances in your home, all of your electronics and appliances will share the same wiring and circuits. This can lead to an overload if your home’s electrical wiring isn’t capable of handling the higher current. You’ll know this is a problem if you frequently blow fuses or trip circuit breakers.
Over a prolonged period of time, these overloads will damage your circuits and wiring. As a result, you’ll be at a greater risk of electrical shocks and fires.
A new circuit installation for each major appliance will help you address this issue before it does lead to a serious incident.
You can find out if your home already has some dedicated circuits by looking at your electrical panel or box. Each fuse or circuit should be labeled to tell you what device that particular fuse or circuit breaker manages.
As you look at the electrical panel, each fuse or circuit breaker will also have small lettering that tells you the amperage. This will help determine if that circuit can handle the appliance or device you’re using. If it can’t, you should contact us for a new circuit installation.
Although you might need multiple dedicated circuits in your home, you shouldn’t feel nervous about the dedicated circuit installation cost. In many cases, a smaller, more cost-effective 20-amp circuit can handle your electronics and devices.
A 20-amp circuit is suitable for electronics such as your television, stereo, or computer. Each of these items should have its own dedicated circuit to protect your home and make it easier for you to operate multiple devices at once.
You will also need to schedule a dedicated circuit installation for each appliance in your Woodstock, GA, kitchen. Appliances that need their own dedicated circuits include microwaves, dishwashers, coffee makers, toaster ovens, and air fryers. Since you may not use these appliances all at the same time, some of them can share a single outlet.
Our experienced electricians can help you determine which major appliances and home machinery require a dedicated circuit that can handle 30 to 50 amps. In general, these are larger appliances and systems that use a larger percentage of your Woodstock, GA, home’s overall energy consumption.
You’ll need a dedicated circuit installation for your washer and dryer, water heater, and kitchen stove and oven. The double-pole protection in these types of circuits prevents the machine from drawing too much energy. This provides significant protection from shocks and electrical fires.
Other systems in your home that may require a new circuit installation include air conditioners and forced-air HVAC systems. Some tools, such as a table saw or electric sander, may also need dedicated circuits.
If you’re unsure about whether a device should have its own circuit, give us a call. We can make sure you’re using the device safely.