Dedicated circuits ensure that you don’t experience tripped breakers or other electrical issues.
There is little doubt that lifestyles have changed in the past few years, and many families find that the way their home’s electrical system was designed doesn’t necessarily follow suit with those changes. Here at Buckingham Electric Inc., one of the electrical services we are finding an increase in demand for is installing dedicated circuits.
A dedicated circuit is when there is limited access to a circuit to avoid it becoming overloaded. Your home already has several dedicated circuits, such as for the refrigerator, electric stove, clothes dryer, and HVAC system. It is not uncommon to have one for appliances that consume higher amounts of power or have a large draw when they first turn on.
One situation in which you might want to discuss dedicated circuits is if you decide to add an auxiliary refrigerator or freezer. You might get by with plugging it into an outlet in your garage, but a safer option is to have a dedicated circuit installed. The last thing you want it to invest in a freezer full of food and have it spoil because the breaker tripped and you didn’t notice.
Another consideration is if you are putting in a home office. Outlets throughout your home are often connected, with more than one room being on the same circuit. With the added power needs of conducting business at home, you may want a dedicated circuit that handles just the one room so you can easily power your computer, printer, and other electronics.
If you have any questions about dedicated circuits or would like to discuss whether you need more at your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.