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Where to Locate Equipment Disconnect Switches

Heat Pump Equipment Electrical Disconnect Switch

Heat Pump Equipment Electrical Disconnect

Installing circuit wiring box for new heat pumps.

This electrical question came from: Tiffani, a Homeowner from Salem OR

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Tiffani.

Disconnect Switch at Equipment Location

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  1. BOBBY says:

    By NEC Code, where should electrical disconnect for exterior heat pump be located?

    • Dave Rongey says:

      NEC Article 440.14 states that the disconnect for HVAC equipment must be located within sight and be readily accessible at the equipment. The disconnect may not be mounted on access panels, and may not be mounted directly behind the unit.


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