Dedicated Circuits for Appliances

Pittsburgh Services for Dedicated Circuits for Appliances

dedicated circuits for appliancesDoes turning on the dishwasher cause your lights to dim?  Does the TV flicker every time the refrigerator fan starts?  Sometimes our appliances use more power than can be provided by a circuit shared by other appliances.

A dedicated circuit is a circuit that is independent of a home or commercial building’s normally wired electrical system. A dedicated circuit is installed specifically to power a certain appliance or product, which is either highly sensitive or demanding, from an electrical standpoint.

Without the appropriate dedicated circuit, an appliance can draw an excessive amount of current, more than a multi-use circuit is is able to handle. This can lead to wires overheating and insulation melting. Once a wire’s insulation has melted, the current becomes unsafe, and can create an electrical fire.

Dedicated circuits are designed to prevent overload and keeping operating conditions safe. It is important to note that, according to the safety regulations set forth by the National Electrical Code (NEC), fixed appliances should have their own dedicated circuit.

Hufnagel Electric’s quality dedicated services include:

Installing new dedicated 110 volt circuits for:

  • Furnace
  • Microwaves
  • Heaters
  • Counter top/Small Appliance
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerator/Freezers/Wine Coolers

Installing new dedicated 220 volt circuits for:

  • Clothes Dryers
  • Stoves/Ovens
  • Hot Water Tanks
  • Heat Pumps
  • Air Conditioning

When it comes to installing dedicated circuits, the licensed electricians at Hufnagel Electric have the knowledge and experience to ensure that your circuits are up to code as well as ensuring that your appliances are running safely and efficiently. Contact us today for more information on our dedicated circuit services, or any of our other residential or commercial electric services.