Birmingham Electricians for Dedicated Electrical Circuits
Obey the Law & Stay Safe with Dedicated Circuits
If you find that your breakers trip frequently when you use your appliances, your home may not be wired up to the National Electric Code, which requires dedicated circuits for major appliances. This ensures that enough power is available to operate those machines safely without overloading your electrical system.
Appliances that require dedicated circuits include:
- Refrigerator and freezer (separately)
- Electric range
- Water heater
- Washer and dryer (separately)
Each one of these units should have their own dedicated circuit, providing the correct amount of power they need. If an appliance draws too much power, you can end up with a tripped breaker, blown fuse, overheated wire, or even a fire.
If you are unsure whether your appliance needs a dedicated circuit, or if you are having problems with the circuit breaker when you use a particular machine, have a Birmingham electrician take a look at it. At Armstrong Electrical Contractors we have experience in reviewing wiring plans and making sure that everything is up to code.
If you think your appliance needs updated wiring or if you need help with a breaker problem, we’re here. Contact us at (205) 379-8163 today.
What Happens if You’re Not Within Code?
You may wonder what consequences will occur if your appliances do not have wiring that is up to code. Keep in mind that the state creates the electric code with your safety and security in mind. Improper installation can lead to overheating, poor performance, poor efficiency, and major fires.
If there is an electrical code violation in your home, the city of Birmingham can charge you with a criminal misdemeanor and fine you. Fines are significant, and each violation carries a separate charge and fee along with court costs. Having a criminal record simply because your wiring is incorrect is certainly not something you need!
Instead, contact the skilled Birmingham electricians at Armstrong Electrical Contractors. We can review your current installation, see what appliances need to be updated, and make repairs you need. Contact us today for a free estimate.