Appliance Wiring Needs for Today’s Kitchens

A kitchen has different needs than any other room of the house. If you are remodeling a kitchen or building a new house, you will need a residential electrician in Harford County to check out the appliance wiring to make sure things will run efficiently, effectively, and, above all else, safely.

Special Considerations for Appliance Wiring

The kitchen uses all sorts of different cooking appliances. Therefore, it typically needs to have seven to eight different circuits to serve all of those items. Compare that to a bedroom where one circuit can cover the outlets and the fixtures. Appliances have gotten larger over the years, so they generally need their own circuits. In addition, there has to be at least one lighting circuit added, plus another circuit for smaller appliances.

Many older homes haven’t had their wiring systems updated. It’s pretty common to have circuits that are undersized for the modern needs. For example, homeowners might have too many appliances running off one circuit, which was really only meant to run one appliance. Appliance wiring adjustments should be made to get the space up to the standards of the current codes.

New construction homes are required to use current codes for plumbing, electricity, and everything else. Not only will there have to be a certain number of circuits, but also those circuits will need to be GFCI or AFCI. These protectors can shut down an appliance before a fire breaks out if there is an issue with the circuit.

Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling

Looking for a residential electrician in Harford County? Contact the professionals at Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling for the help you need. When updating your kitchen’s electrical needs or building a new house, we’ll design and install all of the electrical systems in your home—from light switches to electrical outlets to upgraded service panels for your new appliance wiring.

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