The Value of Dedicated Appliance Circuits
According to the safety regulations set forth by the National Electrical Code (NEC), fixed appliances should have their own dedicated circuit. This rule is designed to ensure safety in using each appliance, helping to avoid the potential for overloading a circuit or causing a fire. So, what is a dedicated circuit? This type of circuit is meant to provide power to a specific appliance. The electrical current is dedicated to just that piece of equipment.
Here at Las Vegas Electrical Services, our servicemen are qualified to perform all sorts of electrical installations and repairs. Whether you have an older home or one that has recently been constructed, our electricians can assist you with the installation of dedicated appliance circuits, enhancing the safety of your home.
What Should You Do If You Don’t Have Enough Circuits?
Over the years, many homeowners add appliances, heaters, hot water tanks, and so on to their existing array of household possessions. What happens if you don’t have enough circuits to accommodate all of them? The good news is that there’s no need to worry if you don’t have a sufficient number of circuits in your home. A licensed, experienced, electrician from Las Vegas Electrical Services can install any number of new circuits for you.
What Should You Do If You Have Older Circuits?
Many older homes have not been fitted with the proper type of circuits for the kind of modern electrical appliances that are currently being sold. If you are concerned that your older Las Vegas home might not feature the right kind of electrical circuits to accommodate the type of power needed by newer appliances, hire a licensed electrician from Las Vegas Electrical Services to install them for you.
Which Appliances Should Have Dedicated Circuits?
In order to maintain the safety of your Las Vegas home, each of the following appliances should have dedicated circuits:
- Air conditioner
- Clothes dryer
- Clothes washer
- Electric car
- Electric stove
- Electric water heater
- Freezer (chest and upright)
- Garbage disposal unit
- Heat pump
- Hot tub
- Sump pump device