Written by Larry Cook

The Importance of Dedicated Circuits for Your Home

Assigned a specific purpose, a dedicated circuit is equipped with its own circuit breaker in the electrical box. It is meant to be used by only one appliance, making it “dedicated”. No other appliance will use its outlet or the electricity from this circuit. A dedicated circuit makes sure that a large appliance that consumes a great amount of electricity will be provided adequate access to the power it requires, preventing an overloaded system, which would result in a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.

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