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What is a Dedicated Circuit?

Have you ever heard the term “dedicated circuit” being tossed around in an electrical conversation? You may be thinking what exactly is it and why might I need one. To learn more about what a dedicated circuit is and some common appliances that require one to operate safely and efficiently, see below:

What is a Dedicated Circuit?

You may have realized that certain appliances, such as washers and dryers, refrigerators and hot tubs require more energy to operate than other, smaller appliances. For safety reasons, these medium and heavy duty appliances require their own “dedicated” circuit.

How Does it Work?

All electricity that enters your home goes through your circuit breaker or fuse box. Inside each circuit breaker or fuse box, there are individual circuits that feed electricity into different sections of your home or business. While most outlets for small appliances only require 15-amp circuits, other larger appliances may require anywhere from 30 to 50-amp dedicated circuits.

Don’t risk the shutdown of critical appliances or worse, an electrical fire. Call on Lon Lockwood Electric today for any dedicated circuits you may need.