Certain appliances are required by law to have their own dedicated circuit. The dedicated circuit system allows an appliance to run without causing frequent breaker trips or blowing your fuses. Large appliances pull a lot of power, which can be taxing on your electrical panel. A dedicated circuit prevents damage to your home's whole electrical system.
Appliances that usually are required by law to run on a dedicated circuit include:
In general, any large appliance is going to require its own dedicated circuit. This law is intended to protect your home from fires caused by overloaded circuits.
Breakers trip when they're overloaded. Appliances pull a lot of energy, which is likely causing your breakers to trip frequently. Each large appliance should have its own outlet and circuit, even in small residences like apartments and condos.
When the power frequently cuts out, it can damage the appliances attempting to run off the overloaded circuit. Power surges are a common culprit of short-lived appliances. A good rule of thumb is as follows: If the item has a motor, it needs its own circuit. Depending on the amount of drawn power, even some hair dryers may need their own circuits!
We realize that it can be extremely annoying to constantly have to flip your breaker back on after excessive energy demands have turned it off. Installing extra circuits will help to stop this problem. Find out more by asking our electricians in Northern VA about dedicated circuit installations!
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