How much do you know about your home’s breaker panel? Do you know where every circuit goes, and which devices correspond to which switches on the panel? It’s not uncommon for people to purchase new homes and find that they need to do some trial-and-error to determine which circuits correspond to which outlets and appliances throughout the home.
At Nipper Electric, our team knows how to wire dedicated circuits to your home’s most important electrical appliances. We routinely help Virginia Beach property owners determine the ideal power consumption structures for their properties to avoid tripped breakers and to maximize energy efficiency.
What Are Dedicated Circuits?
In most homes, there will be several appliances and devices plugged into a single circuit. As long as the attached devices do not overtax the circuit, all of the devices can receive power. If the amount of power draw exceeds the circuit’s capacity, the breaker will trip, and the property owner will need to move things around to avoid overtaxing the circuit in the future.
Some appliances and devices require much more power than others. In these situations, it is a good idea to have dedicated circuits for each of these devices. As the name suggests, a dedicated circuit is dedicated to a specific appliance. Most homes are wired to spread electrical consumption evenly throughout the structure, but some appliances and some rooms must have dedicated circuits to avoid overtaxing the home’s electrical system.
Why Do I Need Dedicated Circuits?
Many of the appliances throughout your home may require dedicated circuits, and some rooms may also need dedicated circuits to function safely and efficiently. A few examples of things that require dedicated circuits include:
● Refrigerators and large freezers.
● Electric cooking appliances, such as stoves and ovens.
● Laundry machines, including washers and dryers.
● Home air conditioning systems, furnaces, and heat pumps.
Some of the other devices and appliances in your home that may require dedicated circuits include electric space heaters, microwaves, and sump pumps. If you notice that using any of these devices trips the breaker, the device may require a dedicated circuit. Sometimes these issues can be solved with a more logically configured circuit breaker box, while other properties may require more complicated solutions.
Choose the Most Reliable Virginia Beach Electrical Contractor
Whenever you need any type of electrical wiring work done on your property, it is imperative that you choose an experienced, fully licensed, and professionally insured electrician to do the job. Nipper Electric has more than 20 years of professional experience serving the community of Virginia Beach, VA as the best electrical contractor in the area.
Unlike other electrical service providers, the Nipper Electric team takes time to get to know our customers. We thoroughly inspect their properties so we can understand their needs and electrical issues to provide the best service possible.
Configuring dedicated circuits can be complex work depending on the type of property, and Nipper Electric has more than two decades of experience working on all types of dedicated circuits throughout the Virginia Beach community.
Contact Nipper Electric Today
If you keep tripping breakers in your home, or if you recently purchased a home and don’t know what type of circuit structure it has, Nipper Electric can help. Contact our team today at (757) 842-1710 and schedule service for your property with one of our trained and experienced electricians.