Commercial / Residential Electrical Services
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Are you frequently resetting tripped circuit breakers? Do the lights in your home dim for no apparent reason? You may need to add a few dedicated circuits in your home.
Each circuit or wire in your home can only handle so much electrical draw. When more than one energy-sucking appliances is plugged into that circuit, it can become overloaded. When that happens, you’ll find yourself frequently resetting breakers, which are designed to trip in the event of overload. Not every item you plug-in requires a dedicated circuit – a circuit utilized by only a single appliance – but major ones do.
To spread power consumption around, National Electrical Code requires dedicated circuits on these appliances:
Some small appliances use a lot of power. If you frequently operate more than one of these items on the same circuit at the same time, you may want to consider dedicating a circuit for…
When appliances cannot access adequate amperage for operation, its hard on them as well, effecting longevity. And all those daily interruptions spent jiggling breakers is more than annoying for your family – it’s dangerous. That breaker trip indicates an overloaded circuit that could have resulted in a fire. Circuit breakers aren’t fool proof. Each time wires overheat, they degrade further, increasing the fire risk and putting your family in danger.
If you live in an older home, and believe you have dedicated circuits, you may be in need of an electrical panel upgrade or service upgrade. Older electrical panels are often prone to problems, and shocking number of models have been recalled, even those many would consider relatively new. In addition, these problems can be compounded by insufficient service in older homes with insufficient electrical service. Today’s families use a lot of electronics, and the 60-amp service found on many older homes pales in comparison to the 100 or 200 amp service installed with new builds.
Don’t get tripped-up by tripped breakers and old equipment. Dedicate yourself to dedicated circuits and a safe, sufficient electrical supply. Contact Electrical Services FL and learn more about opportunities for safety and energy savings in your home. Schedule your free electrical safety inspection today.