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Dedicated Electrical Circuits In Bellevue WA
Electrical appliances are a part of our daily lives. Without their help, our lives would become a lot more inconvenient. Unfortunately, most people don’t focus on how electrical appliances are being powered.
If your breakers are often tripping when you power up your microwave or stove, there might be an issue with the wiring. MECO Electric can quickly and easily help you figure out what appliance needs to be assigned to a dedicated circuit.
What Is a Dedicated Circuit?
If you’re not in the electrical industry you might be wondering what a dedicated circuit is.
A dedicated circuit is a type of electrical circuit that’s used by one appliance only. This means the circuit is not shared with any other devices. Simply put – nothing else but a single appliance is drawing power from the circuit. This type of circuit has only one purpose and it comes with its own circuit breaker (which should be labeled in your electrical box).
Most major electric appliances such as dishwashers, hot tubs, electrical stoves, etc. need to be on a dedicated circuit for safety, protection, and proper function.
Why Do Major Appliances Need To Run On A Dedicated Circuit
The answer to this question is pretty simple. Major appliances need to run on a dedicated circuit to help protect the appliance itself, your home, and your family. If you have several power-hungry appliances running on the same circuit, the chances of overloading are extremely high. When you overload the circuit, it trips the breaker, which stops the flow of electricity to the device.
Unfortunately, a breaker can wear out due to excess tripping. If the breaker fails to trip, the outlet can overheat leading to damage to the appliance or even fire.
If you have a breaker that’s constantly tripping, don’t ignore it, call us so we can help you resolve this issue.
We Provide Dedicated Circuit Installation And Repair
If you’re having problems with your appliances tripping the breaker, we’re here to help.
Our highly-trained and certified electricians can install a dedicated circuit to ensure your home is as safe as possible. If you already have a dedicated circuit installed, but it’s causing issues, we can help with that too.
Ensure your large appliances are safe and protected by giving us a call. We guarantee a quick and high-quality service at affordable prices.