What Appliances Need Dedicated Circuits and Outlets?

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Have you ever tripped a breaker and not known why? Maybe you were blowdrying your hair and suddenly your bathroom power went out. This happens because one or more appliances might be overloading a circuit. In such cases, there is a chance the appliance is meant to have its own dedicated circuit and you just didn’t know or plugged the appliance to a different outlet. Here are a few of the appliances that should have their own dedicated circuits.

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Kitchen Appliances

The more obvious kind of appliances requiring their own dedicated circuits and outlets are a variety of kitchen appliances. Due to their energy use, refrigerators, for example, require their own dedicated circuit, which is why kitchens will always have a designated space for the fridge. The same goes for wall and microwave ovens, which use up a lot of energy and can easily overload circuits if they end up sharing them with other appliances. 

Electrical stoves and dishwashers will also tend to have their own dedicated circuits, but most of the aforementioned appliances will have a designated spot in a kitchen, so most of the time you won’t have to worry about overloading circuits. It is possible, however, to do so if you have a lot of smaller appliances sharing the additional kitchen circuits. Blenders, toasters, etc. can give you trouble if being used at the same time, so it’s good to keep that in mind.

Climate Control

Air conditioning units, furnaces, and heaters will also require a dedicated circuit. When you have a centralized system, this is not necessarily something you’d have to concern yourself with, but individual units that you plug into your wall might be. Before installing any HVAC units, take a look at your home’s circuit diagram and make sure that you are not overloading anything by plugging in the unit in the same circuit as other heavy-duty appliances. You might end up having problems with the unit’s energy consumption, particularly on days with more aggressive weather conditions that put HVAC units under more strain than necessary.

Hot Tubs and Saunas

Hot tubs and saunas are great additions to any home, but when installing them, you are going to need to consider your home’s circuitry. These appliances use a lot of energy, and you could easily overload a circuit if these don’t have a dedicated circuit for themselves. In fact, if you are installing a hot tub, a whirlpool, or a sauna, you might need to contact an electrician to install a new dedicated circuit for it, since most homes won’t have one already. This sounds more complicated and inconvenient than it actually is. It’s a fairly simple endeavor when handled by the right professional team.

Dedicated Circuits and Outlets in Los Angeles

If you need to rewire your electrical system and created new dedicated circuits in your home to handle heavy-duty appliances, look no further. The qualified team at USA Electrical Repairs is ready to take on the situation accordingly and rewire your home’s electrical system to handle the equipment you want. Just give us a call at (800) 708-2190 and we’ll be there to install a new dedicated circuit and the necessary outlets whenever you need us to.

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