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27
JAN
 
 

Space Heaters

WRITTEN BY TONY GUTIERREZ. POSTED IN UNCATEGORIZED
 
 
What to know about using space heaters in your home.
Most space heaters are around 1500 watts. What that means to your electrical system is you will most likely overload the circuit you plug it into. Can you plug it into any outlet and will it work? Yes, but that does not mean it is correct or safe. The circuits that power bedrooms and living rooms are 15 amps. A 1500 watt space heater on a 120v circuit uses 12.5 amps. That is more than 80% of that circuit. If the space heater runs for more than 3 hours continuously than that number goes up to 15.63 amps. At which point the breaker should trip. Other concerns are damage to others parts of the circuit. When the breaker fails to trip I have seen wires burn up and outlets melt.
If you are going to use a space heater, it might be wise to consult a licensed electrician to run a dedicated circuit for the space heater. A dedicated circuit is a circuit that serves one specific outlet or appliance so it will not have to share power with anything else in the house.
 
 
 
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22
JAN
 
 

Welcome to our Blog

WRITTEN BY BOOADMIN. POSTED IN UNCATEGORIZED
 
 
Our goal with this blog is to educate homeowners about the electrical system in there house! So we are putting our combined 35+ years of experience to work for our customers! From the electrical service coming in to your home down to the plugs and everything in between. We appreciate feedback on our blog and if there is anything you would like to know about please send us an email and we will get some information posted for you.
 
 
 
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