Why Having Dedicated Circuits Is Essential

The demand for electricity in your home is now more than ever. It seems everything depends on electricity and you must have clean electricity for electronic equipment and separate electricity for critical loads.

Appliances that need a dedicated circuit include:

  • Electric ranges
  • Wall ovens
  • Refrigerators
  • Wine or Beverage Coolers
  • Large Microwaves
  • Freezers
  • Dishwashers
  • Garbage disposals
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Heating and air conditioning units
  • Furnaces
  • Water heaters
  • Sump pumps
  • EV Chargers
  • Central vacuums
  • Hot tubs
  • Saunas
  • Garage Door Openers

If electronics are continuously exposed to changes in the flow of power caused by larger appliances as they cycle on and off, it can wear out the electronics prematurely. 

A power interruption caused by a blown fuse or tripped breaker could damage a very expensive appliance. By giving these critical appliances their own dedicated circuit you are ensuring that they get the necessary current that they need to operate.

Providing a dedicated circuit with surge protection to run your entertainment, communications or computer center is the key to longevity of this equipment and it costs a fraction of the replacement value. The absence of other equipment on the same circuit brings the surge/dip cycle to practically nil.

Dedicated Circuits

Dedicated circuit is critical for a sump pump

Now to critical loads. If you have critical equipment putting it on dedicated circuit is the smart solution for reliability. For example: If you rely on a private water system to supply your home you want the heat cable protecting it from freezing in the winter to be absolutely reliable. Don’t plug it into the same circuit that runs the block heater for your truck. The breaker will trip and you’ll have two pieces of equipment lying useless. 

Another bad example seen is that of basement chest freezers and sump pumps: Don’t plug the freezer and/or the basement fridge in the sump pump outlet. Choose a different circuit. Sooner or later you will end up with spoiled food floating in a flooded basement.

The assessment, installation and maintenance of dedicated outlets is a hallmark of a well-maintained electrical system and is a fraction of the cost and inconvenience of even one of these disasters. Contact The Shock Doctors today for the installation of your dedicated circuit.