When Do You Need Dedicated Circuits?

Posted on: December 15, 2015

Are you constantly dealing with tripped circuits? What about blown fuses? If you’re experiencing any of these problems as you go about your daily routine, it may be time to consider installing dedicated circuitry in your home. Certain appliances in your home draw more power than others. Without a dedicated circuit, you might experience constant electrical problems. A dedicated circuit ensures enough power is provided to the major electrical appliances, reducing tripped circuits in your Tampa area home!

Tired of dealing with electrical problems? Contact Hoffman Electrical today to schedule dedicated circuitry installation throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties!

Why Are Dedicated Circuits Important?

Let’s say you are using your toaster and your coffee maker, and you need to pop something into the microwave. You will probably blow a breaker if they are on the same circuit. If you have a window-mounted air conditioner, and you decide to use a vacuum cleaner that is plugged into the same circuit, you will probably trip that breaker. Without dedicated circuits, you’re going to deal with frequent electrical trouble and constant tripped circuits.

Dedicated circuits help protect your appliances, your family, and your home. Appliances without a dedicated circuit may draw more current than the circuit can handle, tripping breakers, blowing fuses, and overheating wire insulation causing breakdown and the possibility of electrical fires. However, installing dedicated circuits doesn’t guarantee safety—if your appliance is inaccurately wired to a dedicated circuit with incorrect wire size and insufficient amperage, the appliance could get overheated—possibly resulting in an electrical fire!

Don’t worry! At Hoffman Electrical, we put our customer’s safety and satisfaction first, which is why you can count on us for reliable dedicated circuitry installation! Call us today at 866-238-3243866-238-3243 to learn more about the benefits of installing dedicated circuits in the St. Petersburg area!

What Appliances Require Dedicated Circuitry?

According to the National Electric Code (NED), any major appliance should have its own, separated dedicated circuit, including:

  • Electric ranges
  • Wall ovens
  • Refrigerators
  • Microwaves
  • Freezers
  • Dishwashers
  • Garbage disposals
  • Computers
  • Toasters
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Space heaters
  • HVAC units
  • Water heaters
  • Garage door openers
  • Sump pumps
  • Water pumps
  • Blow dryers
  • Specific areas of your home such as bathrooms, kitchen counter area, and garages
  • And more!

If you have any of these devices pulling power from the same circuits as the rest of your home, you may want to think twice! Without dedicated circuits, your family and home are vulnerable to the dangers of electrical fires!

Call Hoffman Electrical for Dedicated Circuitry Installation in the Tampa & St. Petersburg Area

When you’re looking for reliable residential electrical work at an affordable price, you can count on Hoffman Electrical. We proudly serve the Tampa and St. Petersburg area, providing homeowners like you with the best electricians for their specific needs and the most cost effective services. When you choose us as your Clearwater, FL area electrical company, you’ll receive:

Ready to schedule dedicated circuitry installation with our licensed electricians in the Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg areas? Contact us online or by phone at 866-238-3243866-238-3243 today!