Does your circuit breaker blow when you switch on your oven or air conditioner? Do you have enough dedicated circuits for your electrical needs? Do you even know how many electrical circuits are in your house?
If you don’t have the appropriate dedicated circuit, an appliance may draw more current than the circuit can handle.
According to the safety regulations set forth by the National Electrical Code (NEC), fixed appliances should have their own dedicated circuit.
A dedicated circuit is meant to provide power to one specific appliance. The number of dedicated electrical circuits required will vary from one house to the next.
If your house has fewer dedicated circuits than it needs, this can cause your wiring to overheat and the insulation around the wire to breakdown or melt. Once the insulating barrier around the wire has melted, the current is no longer safe, and can ignite flammable materials within the wall leading to an electrical fire.
An overloaded circuit can be a danger that will continually trip circuit breakers or blow fuses and may eventually cause the house to burn down if not resolved early enough.
Many home appliances and machines in your kitchen, laundry room, home gym and garage require individual circuits.
The following appliances should have dedicated circuits:
- Air conditioner
- Clothes dryer
- Clothes washer
- Electric car
- Electric stove
- Electric water heater
- Freezer (chest and upright)
- Garbage disposal unit
- Heat pump
- Hot tub
- Sump pump device
- … and many more electrical appliances
Is there any problem if you have fewer circuits to accommodate all the appliances?
The good news is that there’s no need to worry, if you contact us in time. A licensed and experienced electrician Columbia can install any number of new circuits for you.
It is common that older homes don’t fit with proper type of circuits for the new electrical appliances that people are using now.
If you are worried that your house don’t contain correct electrical circuits to accommodate the newer appliances, just call us and we will analyze your needs and let you know whether or not you need to add some more circuits to keep your family safe.
A new appliance can be a great addition to your home, adding more comfort and convenience. What should you do if there is no hookup or plug available for that appliance? Or maybe there is a plug but not enough power.
For this situation, you need a new circuit. Installing a new circuit is a complex task and should only be performed by a licensed, skilled electrician like us.
We are fully licensed and we offer:
- 24 Hour Emergency Service
- Free Estimates and Warranty
- Job Clean-up
- Satisfaction Guarantee
- Quality Workmanship
- Up Front Pricing
- Free Home Inspection
- Friendly, Courteous and Dependable Service
Repairing or replacing your appliance circuits will help you to avoid unnecessary downtime and is more economical than replacing your existing appliance.
For proper installation of separate circuits for all your major household appliances, call us at (803) 973-7324 .