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What is a Dedicated Circuit and Where Do I Need Them?

When it comes to electrical devices in your home, some are just too large and require too much power to be plugged into a 15-amp circuit. What happens if you disregard this suggestion and plug it in anyway? Well, let’s just say that you’ll put yourself and your family at high risk of shocks, burns or worse, fires. So, what’s the safest way to avoid these serious consequences? Find out below:

All electricity that enters your home goes through a circuit breaker box or fuse. Within the breaker box you have individual circuits that feed electricity to different parts of your home. For example, small electrical appliances like a laptop or phone charger might only require a 15-amp circuit while larger appliances like dryers and refrigerators can require anywhere from 30 to 50 amp dedicated circuits. What’s a dedicated circuit you ask?

Dedicated circuits are specific circuits dedicated to one large appliance at a time. Heavy duty appliances require the appropriate size wire and circuit breaker to prevent against too much current. Too much current flowing a circuit at any given time can melt wires and ignite flammable materials nearby.

Here are a few common appliances that need dedicated circuits:

  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Electric Range
  • Furnace
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Microwave
  • Water Heater
  • Hot Tub

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