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Do I Need a Special Circuit for my Air Conditioner

Do I Need a New Circuit for an Air Conditioner? Air Conditioner Electrical Circuit Requirements, Replacing an Older Air Conditioner, Converting an Existing Circuit.

Air Conditioner Circuit
Electrical Question: Do I Need a New Circuit for an Air Conditioner?

This electrical wiring question came from: Eileen, from Lawrence, Kansas.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Eileen.

Air Conditioner Electrical Requirements

Application: Air Conditioner Electrical Circuit Wiring.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Residential Electrical Contractor or Certified Electrician.
Tools Required: Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools for Rough-In Wiring, Electric Drill and Auger Bits and Extension Cord for installing a new circuit.
Estimated Time: Depends on the extent of the project, the type of construction and available access to the project area.
Precaution: Any existing wiring in the immediate area that may interfere with the installation should be identified and turned OFF and Tagged.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring for an air conditioner should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

The Basics of Electrical Circuits for Air Conditioners

NOTE: A Dedicated circuit is a circuit that is not shared by any other device.

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