Appliance Circuits/Dedicated Circuits • Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma & Kent
A great way to save money on your electrical bill is by installing new high efficiency appliances.
For safety reasons, manufacturers and electrical codes require certain appliances, equipment and areas to be on dedicated circuits.
Some examples are:
- Hot tub
- Jetted tub
- Laser printers
- Clothes washer
- Clothes dryer
- Electric oven/cooktop
- Tanning bed
- Air conditioning
- Hot water heater
- Wall heater
- Sump pump
- Well pump
- Septic pump
Install the correct appliance circuit
Get you appliance circuit installed correctly the first time. Appliances incorrectly wired or installed can be damage or cause harm to your home.
Should I add a new outlet to prevent a circuit overload?
A circuit overload is very common occurrence and easy to have happened. Electrical circuits in are overloaded when a circuit is forced to carry more current than it is designed for. Other issues that can contribute to an overload are old worn receptacles, switches, and faulty connections. Most often the overload occurs when a new laser printer is plugged into the same circuit as the computer tower, lights, and plugs in room. Frequently this is too much load for the circuit and the breaker trips killing all the receptacles in the circuit.
To prevent circuit overloads and to reduce the risk of electrical fires, worn receptacles can be replaced, or upgraded, and additional circuits and receptacles should be installed at necessary locations. Let Washington Electrics residential electrical specialists replace and upgrade the receptacles in your home today?
Adding new receptacles:
- Our fully stocked work vehicles usually have all the parts needed to add a new plug anywhere!
- Often we get calls to install new receptacles in convenient locations. Some new appliances or components may function best when placed on a new, dedicated circuit: welders, appliances, computers, laser printers, or new air conditioning units. Often we can install the needed receptacles and circuits that same day. We usually have all the parts needed stocked in our work vehicles to efficiently complete the job.
- We can also quickly replace ugly and unsafe extension cords with properly placed outlets.
Install new light switches
Tired of walking across the room to turn off the lights? Do you have switches that are Installed on the wrong side of the door or on the wrong side of the wall? Washington Electric can install light switches in convenient places. We can replace existing switches with automatic "occupancy detectors" so you always walk into a well-lit room, hallway or stairwell. You can also save money by automatically turning off the lights in empty rooms
Don't forget about residential cable, phone, and TV jacks
- We can remove branches of TV and computer cables that spoil the clean exterior of your house or snake from room to room and replace them with wiring hidden inside walls.
- Tamper proof receptacles – Don't become a statistic, every year 2,400 children are hurt by electrical shock or burns by sticking metallic items into plugs and outlets each year. The new electrical code requires that residential receptacles be the new safer tamperproof receptacles in all remodels or new construction homes. Implementing these changes can increase safety at home.
- GFCI receptacles – GFCI is an acronym for Ground fault circuit receptacles. These receptacles are equipped with sensors that can detect when a person is getting shocked from an electrical circuit. A GFCI senses the imbalance in current between the hot and neutral conductors and quickly turns the electricity off before an electrical shock can occur. Required GFCI locations are bathrooms, kitchens, garages, outdoors and other locations where an electrical shock might occur. Let us come identify locations needing GFCI's to help keep your home safe.