Do You Need Dedicated Circuits in Your Home?

Do You Need Dedicated Circuits in Your Home?

02 Oct

Do You Need Dedicated Circuits in Your Home?

Do you find yourself resetting the breaker every time you use your oven or run your dishwasher? The problem might not lie with your appliance. If you haven't installed a dedicated circuit, then your current electrical circuit is probably being overloaded. At Mr. Electric, we provide a variety of premium electrical services for residents of Atlanta, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, and other surrounding Metro area communities. We’ve seen firsthand what can happen when proper circuits aren’t installed, and we want to ensure that you’re protected from similar consequences. 

Why is it Important to Install Dedicated Circuits?

Today’s modern appliance require a lot of power to function correctly. If your refrigerator or air conditioning unit is vying for power in a single electrical outlet, then you are likely burdening your circuits. When this happens, you will trip the breaker, and it must be reset for the power to be restored. These frequent trips to the breaker are more than just an annoying walk down the hall. They mean you are constantly overloading your appliances and your electrical system. Not only can this deteriorate your expensive appliances, but you are also undermining your wiring and making your home vulnerable to electrical fires. 

Which Appliances Need Dedicated Circuits?

Some code regulations vary from place to place, but the standard National Electrical Code states that you must have dedicated circuits for the following:

  • Ovens or Stoves
  • Dishwashers
  • Washer and Dryer Units
  • Freezers and Refrigerators
  • Ventilation Systems and Heating or Cooling Equipment

In addition, there are smaller appliances that may use more electricity than expected. Whether or not to install a dedicated circuit for these devices should be at the discretion of the property owner. Keep in mind that it’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your electricity. It’s important to put your safety first. Here are just a few examples of tools, equipment and other appliances that may need a dedicated circuit:

  • Waste Water and Well Water Pumps
  • Large Office Equipment
  • Microwaves and Toasters
  • Commercial Hair Dryers
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Jacuzzis, Hot Tubs and Pools
  • Saunas
  • Certain Power Tools
  • Water Heaters
  • Almost Any Appliance that Uses a Motor

If you’re unsure whether or not you should get a dedicated circuit installed, feel free to get advice from a certified electrician with experience. 

Is Your Unreliable Dedicated Circuit in Need of Repair?

Do you already have a dedicated circuit for your major appliances, but you’re tripping the breaker anyways? If that’s the case, then your circuits may be outdated or need repair. A professional electrical inspection will help to diagnose any issues, so you can get your appliances and equipment working the way you need them to. Chances are, if the circuit you have was installed over a decade ago, or if it is a 60-amp circuit, then you will likely need an upgrade. 

Call Mr. Electric Today to Find Out More About Dedicated Circuit Installation and Repair

Are you ready to install your next dedicated circuit? Then call the licensed and insured electricians at Mr. Electric. Our professionals will come to your home or business with all the tools it takes to get the job done right, at prices that will keep your budget under control. Contact us today to find out more or to schedule a convenient appointment. 

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