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Adding an Electric Heater to a Home Electrical Circuit

How to Select an Electric Heater for an Existing Circuit: Can I add an electric heater that does not require a new electric circuit or wiring? Options for Installing Electric Heaters: Using an Existing Electrical Circuit, Identify the Electrical Specifications of an Existing Circuit.


Electric Heaters and Electrical Circuits
Electrical Question: Can I add an electric heater that does not require a new electric circuit or wiring?

Any advice?

Thank you,
Michael

This electrical wiring question came from: Michael, a Homeowner from Atlanta, Georgia.

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

How to Select an Electric Heater for an Existing Circuit

Application: Adding an Electric Heater to an Existing Circuit.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. If a new circuit is required then it is best installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor. Work in electrical panels is not recommended for homeowners, non-experienced individuals or non-electricians.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, electric drill,  auger bits and extension cord.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install 220 volt electrical circuit wiring.
Precaution: Identify the main circuit of the panel, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring or installing the 220 volt wiring and circuit breaker.
Notice: Installing a 120 volt or 220volt heater circuit should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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