Dedicated Circuits

What are Dedicated Circuits?

When you run multiple appliances at once, you expect them to work just as effectively as ever. What many don’t know, however, is that a circuit has a limited capacity, and can be overloaded if it is taxed too much.

When this happens, your solution isn’t as easy as the flip of a switch. Every time you overload your circuit or blow a fuse, you run the risk of:

  • extended periods without power

  • degrading the quality of your wiring and panels

  • damaging appliances

  • fire and electricity safety hazards

You shouldn’t have to worry about whether or not you can use the equipment you depend on every day. With dedicated circuit solutions and installations from Dawson’s Electric, you can ensure that you are devoting the proper capacity to all of your appliances, ensuring a safe and comfortable home for years to come.

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When to Have a Dedicated Circuit Installed

When you have multiple outlets connected to the same circuit, everything that’s plugged in is affected by the same current. If you find that you are constantly tripping your breaker, or are running several high capacity appliances on the same system, you should consider separate circuits, as dictated by the National Electrical Code.

Many appliances that have motors or computers can be damaged from unexpected losses of power. Common home appliances that should run on a dedicated circuit:

  • Kitchen Appliances, Ranges & Ovens

  • Refrigerators & Freezers

  • Washers & Dryers

  • Heating & Air Conditioning Units

  • Water Heaters

  • Blow Dryers

  • Computers

  • Hot Tubs

Don’t take your energy for granted; if your circuit breakers are frequently tripping, contact Dawson’s Electric today to keep your home or office as secure and enjoyable as possible. Call Dawson’s Electric at (919) 552-0246 for an estimate today!