Some Appliances Need Dedicated Circuits
Have you ever tripped a breaker and had a portion of your home go dark? We’ve all done it.
But did you know some appliances have more potential of causing it then others? Did you know that there are certain appliances in your home that should have dedicated circuits in place? They require so much power, that they should have their own circuit to function properly?
All major heavy-duty appliances should be on their own circuit.
When in use, your electric range uses quite a bit of electricity. Different makes and models will require different wattage, but on average larger burners can use up to 3,000 watts and the smaller burners can use up to 1,000 watts per hour. When you use more than one burner at a time, it can take its toll on your system if it’s not a dedicated line.
Like your range, your oven can pull up to 5,000 watts of power, depending on the temperature. And if you have a dual oven combo, it can produce even more.
Dishwashers can use up to 2,400 watts of power for the average cleaning cycle.
Today’s modern refrigerators are very energy efficient, some using just a few hundred watts of power for operation. But the older your refrigerator, the less efficient they are, the more they can tax your system without a dedicated line.
The clothes washer is an essential part of the home. If you upgrade to a modern Energy Star front loading washer, it will use around 500 watts per cycle. However, less efficient models can use as much as 1,500 watts on average.
Like your range, a dryer is one of your biggest energy hogs. It can use up to 5,000 watts per load of laundry, depending on temperature setting.
While new houses have dedicated lines for all major appliances, older homes aren’t always as efficient. Do you know if your electrical system is set up correctly?
Ignoring it can not only cause a problem with how your electrical system operates, but it can also put your home and your family at risk. Proper wiring ensures your home is safe and secure from blown fuses and potential fires. Ensure your house is safe today.