Do your lights often flicker when you’re using your microwave, television, or other appliances? If so, that’s a sign of a tripped electrical breaker – and if using the same large appliances trips the breakers in your home repeatedly, chances are, your circuits are not wired properly. Rather than continually flipping the breaker over and over again, avoid dealing with annoying electrical problems and let trained, expert electrical contractors give you reliable solutions: dedicated electrical circuits or service panel and breaker box repairs and replacements.
Our certified electricians from Aaron’s Electrical Service are here to help you! When you’re experiencing appliance problems such as circuit and wiring issues, our licensed Houston electricians are available to help your home function properly.
What Is a Dedicated Circuit?
A dedicated electrical circuit serves a single electrical outlet—usually intended for appliances that are heavy power users (refrigerators, microwaves, toaster ovens, etc.). Appliances that have large motors use more power at startup. Additionally, smaller kitchen appliances such as mixers, garbage disposals, toasters, and electric grills both use motors and generate heat, so they draw a lot of power even though they’re small.
Dedicated circuits are often used to prevent circuit overloads. When more than one appliance is served by a single circuit, often the appliances together use more power than the circuit is made to handle. This results in tripped circuit breakers, which causes the lights to flicker or dim in your home. Certain high-draw appliances in your home may require a dedicated circuit. There are different circuits used for home appliances that vary in amperes (units of electrical current).
- 20-ampere circuits (used for appliances such as hair dryers and toaster ovens)
- 30- to 50-ampere circuits (used for larger appliances such as washers, dryers, and refrigerators)
Prevent circuit overload, and let Aaron’s Electrical Service install reliable, dedicated circuits to protect your home from tripped circuit breakers and fuses. If you are in need of dedicated circuits or a breaker box/service panel repair or replacement, don’t hesitate to contact our technicians online or by calling (832) 702-4263 today!
Appliances That Require Dedicated Circuits
The National Electrical Code requires that any appliance dedicated as critical-use be served by its own dedicated circuit to prevent tripping the breaker or even shutting down the appliance. Here is a list of typical appliances requiring a dedicated circuit created by the National Electrical Code (updated every three years):
- Electric ranges
- Wall ovens
- Garbage disposals
- Space heaters
- Heating and air conditioning units
- Water heaters
- Garage door openers
- Sump pumps
- Water pumps
- Central vacuums
- Whirlpools/Jacuzzis/hot tubs/saunas
- Blow dryers
Appliance Circuit Electrical Services in Houston, TX Area
Installing dedicated appliance circuits helps keep your appliances, your family, and your home safe and protected. Without dedicated appliance circuits, your appliances may be at risk for tripped breakers, blown fuses, overheated wires, and even electrical fires. Because installing appliance circuits can often be a complicated task, we recommend hiring an experienced electrical company.
Appliances plugged into outlets without the correct wire size and accurate amperage may result in overheating and electrical fires. Aaron’s Electrical Service guarantees safely and accurately installed dedicated appliance circuits, ensuring you have the correct wire size and sufficient amperage for your appliances.
Avoid the complication and hassle of installing appliance circuits, and trust Aaron’s Electrical Service to ensure your appliances are wired and circuited safely and correctly. Give us a call at (832) 702-4263 or contact us online to schedule an appliance circuit installation or a breaker repair/replacement!