How many times have you or someone in your home been doing an ordinary, everyday task – blow drying hair, running a space heater, making toast – only to have the lights go out and the small appliance stop working? We’ve all been there at one point or another.

Residential Circuits

As every homeowner knows, every electrical component in your home begins at your electrical panel, or “breaker box”. And we all know what to do when we experience that loss of power. When the lights go out, we go check the breaker. When the hair dryer stops working, we go check the breaker.

Each of those breakers controls a circuit. A circuit can be dedicated to one electrical component, such as a clothes dryer or microwave. Or it can control several components, like all the outlets in a room or hallway.

Residential Circuit Panel Boxes

If you’ve ever taken a look inside your panel, you’ve surely noticed that there are breakers in many different sizes, and these breakers control one circuit each. A circuit can handle an electrical load up to a certain number of amps. You’ll find a breaker’s load capacity designated on the breaker switch.

Your smaller breakers – 15-20 amps – are probably those of which you have the most. These are the circuits used for the more common elements in your home – outlets, switches, lights, ceiling fans, etc. Your larger breakers – 30 amps and higher – are designed to sustain larger equipment that require much larger amounts of power to operate – think refrigerators, stoves and ovens, A/C units, and other large appliances.

When Circuits Become Overloaded

When a circuit becomes overloaded – meaning too much power is being drawn from any one particular circuit – the breaker trips. Maybe you tried to plug too many things in at one time or maybe you’ve added a new electrical item to a room that was already maxed out on power. Whatever the problem, it’s time to look at resolutions to your circuitry problem before it becomes hazardous.

Quality Electrical Service can handle all your circuit needs, whether that’s troubleshooting existing circuit problems and making recommendations, or adding new circuits and/or dedicated circuits for new components or large appliances. Contact us today for to schedule your appointment.

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About Quality Electric Service

At Quality Electrical Service, we pride ourselves on delivering top-quality electrical services to our valued customers throughout Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore, and the Northeastern Region of North Carolina. With years of experience and a team of skilled professionals, we are dedicated to providing reliable solutions that meet and exceed industry standards.

Our commitment to quality is evident in everything we do:

  1. Skilled Technicians: Our team consists of experienced and trained electricians with years of field experience. You can trust us to handle all your electrical needs with precision and expertise.
  2. Superior Craftsmanship: Whether it’s a simple repair or a complex installation, we approach every job with attention to detail and a focus on achieving the highest level of craftsmanship. From wiring to fixtures, we ensure that every component meets our strict quality standards.
  3. Safety First: The safety of our customers and their properties is our top priority. We adhere to all safety regulations and protocols, taking every precaution to minimize risks and ensure a safe working environment.
  4. Transparent Communication: We believe in open and transparent communication with our customers. From the initial consultation to project completion, we keep you informed every step of the way, addressing any concerns and answering all your questions promptly.
  5. Customer Satisfaction: Our ultimate goal is to exceed customer expectations and earn your trust and satisfaction. We strive to deliver prompt, reliable service that meets your specific needs and preferences, leaving you completely satisfied with the results.

At Quality Electrical Service, we understand the importance in ensuring the safety, functionality, and efficiency of your home or business. Trust us for all your electrical service needs, and experience the difference that quality makes.

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