Dedicated Circuit Installation in South Bend
Ensuring the Safety & Efficiency of Your Electrical System
At any given time, today’s buildings are running a multitude of electrical appliances simultaneously. With the dependence on power increasing at an incredible rate, losing power to any of these important devices can result in many issues, ranging from frustrating to dangerous.
When too many electrical appliances run on the same circuit, an overload can cause it to shut itself down. While this is originally designed as a safety measure to prevent fires and electric hazards in older homes, an improper shutdown of many modern devices can have consequences beyond temporary service interruptions. That’s why having a dedicated circuit installed into your home or business can help keep all of your devices not only running safely but performing worry-free. You can count on the team at Great Lakes Heating And Air Conditioning for professional dedicated circuit installation as well as other quality electrical services.
If you need a dedicated circuit installed for a new appliance, call us at (574) 498-7556 to schedule an appointment with an experienced South Bend electrician.
What is a Dedicated Circuit?
A dedicated circuit is just what it sounds like: a circuit that is intended for use with a single appliance. The circuit has its own breaker in your electrical panel and is "dedicated" to powering just that one appliance and nothing else. A dedicated circuit allows the appliance to safely draw power without overloading your electrical system and tripping a circuit breaker. Depending on the size and power demands of the appliance, you may need either a 20-amp or a 30-50 amp dedicated circuit.
Which Appliances Need a Dedicated Circuit?
Examples of large appliances that should have their own dedicated circuits include:
- HVAC systems
- Water heaters
- Large microwaves
- Electric ranges
- Wall ovens
- Hot tubs
Do Air Conditioners Need a Dedicated Circuit?
HVAC equipment devices operate at high electrical capacity, and their most effective operation primarily depends on your thermostat’s setting. So yes, your air conditioner should definitely have its own dedicated circuit. By dedicating a circuit for your air conditioning and heating systems, you can ensure that you not only stay comfortable in weather extremes, but also your equipment isn’t damaged from sudden unexpected shutdowns.
Contact Our Electricians Today
Today’s devices make the modern home more convenient and enjoyable – but when too many are running on the same circuit, you may find that they’re all out of commission when your breaker trips. To keep your electrical system running smoothly, let Great Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning help set up a dedicated circuit for the appliances that really need them.