Does your furnace, heat pump or air conditioning unit trip frequently? If so, it may not be connected to a dedicated circuit. These are important components of residential electrical systems which help prevent overloaded circuits that could result in issues such as house fires and damage to appliances. Local residential electrical repair contractor Bailey & Shipp Electric explains more below.
About Dedicated Circuits
Your home is equipped with separate circuits to spread energy consumption out over every area of your home. In case an overload occurs due to multiple appliances drawing too much electricity from a single circuit, circuit breakers will trip and fuses will blow. In a worst-case scenario, the wire insulation may overheat, causing breakdowns and, potentially, an electrical fire.
According to the National Electrical Code, a home is required to have dedicated circuits for specific appliances or devices to reduce the likelihood of a tripped breaker that can cause the units to shut down. The main purpose of these electrical components is to ensure heavy-duty appliances can perform and operate safely and efficiently.
Why Your HVAC System Needs a Dedicated Circuit
As with other appliances that require adequate amperage to operate properly, your HVAC system needs a dedicated circuit to protect it against sudden malfunctions and inefficient heating or cooling. Before you install one, be sure to get in touch with a team of licensed residential electricians to see if your home’s dedicated circuits are in good working order.
At Bailey & Shipp Electric, we understand that electrical issues don’t always happen when it’s most convenient. If you’re having problems with your HVAC system or any other appliances and believe it to be due to an electrical issue, you should know that we offer service around the clock, seven days a week. Our skilled technicians receive ongoing training for your peace of mind.