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Which Appliances Need a Dedicated Circuit?

Did you know that some appliances need their own dedicated circuit in order to function safely and efficiently? If you have a large home with lots of appliances, it's important to understand which ones require a dedicated circuit.

In this blog, we will discuss some common appliances that need a dedicated circuit.

HVAC Systems

HVAC systems are one of the most common appliances that require a dedicated circuit. These systems are responsible for heating and cooling your home, which requires a lot of power (even if you have a gas or oil-powered unit).

It's important that they have their own circuits to avoid overloading your electrical system.

Water Heaters

Another appliance that requires a dedicated circuit is a water heater. These come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: they require a lot of power to heat water.

While some smaller units may be able to share a circuit with other appliances, it's generally best to give them their own. This will help ensure that your water heater can function properly and won't trip the breaker.


Refrigerators are another appliance that often requires their own dedicated circuit.

While most newer units are more energy-efficient, they still use a lot of power to keep your food cold. If you have an older refrigerator, it's even more important to give it its own circuit. This will help prevent it from overloading your electrical system.


Last but not least, ovens are another appliance that commonly requires a dedicated circuit.

Like water heaters and refrigerators, ovens use a lot of power to function. They also tend to be used for long periods of time, which can put a strain on your electrical system.

Giving your oven its own circuit will help to avoid any problems.

Electrical Problems? We'll Be There When You Need Us

If you're experiencing electrical problems, please don't hesitate to give the Sylvester Electric, Inc. team a call today at (978) 910-0021. We'll be happy to help you figure out the best solution for your home.