What Are Appliance Dedicated Circuits and Why Do I Need Them for My Appliances? Richard Marton Electrical Contractor Explains Below.
Dedicated circuits are required by the National Electrical Code, but what are they? The code requires that every fixed appliance must be served by a separate, dedicated circuit, not shared by any other appliance.
A dedicated circuit is defined as – a circuit that serves only that appliance. These appliances include refrigerators, freezers, electric ranges, ovens, electric water heaters, furnaces, washers, dryers, microwaves, dishwashers, and garbage disposals. And don’t forget about sump pumps, pool equipment and air conditioners.
A good rule of thumb is that if it has a motor, it needs its own circuit. It’s better to have too many circuits, rather than not enough! If you’ve ever had a major appliance connected to the same circuit as another and a circuit breaker has tripped or a fuse has blown, then you understand the need for these specific circuits.
Installing a new circuit is a complex task and should only be performed by a licensed, skilled electrician! Never attempt to install a new circuit on your own. There is great risk of electric shock and potential damage to your electrical system that could result in an electrical fire.
The safety of your house and family depends on the electrical wiring skills of the electrical contractor you choose.
Richard Marton Electrical Contractor LLC can help you with all your appliance dedicated circuit wiring installations. We’re licensed residential electricians in New Jersey and can safely perform any wiring you need.
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