Where to Locate Equipment Disconnect Switches
Heat Pump Equipment Electrical Disconnect Switch
Heat Pump Equipment Electrical Disconnect
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- Does there have to be a disconnect box near the heat pump to provide a means to shut the unit off during maintenance?
This electrical question came from: Tiffani, a Homeowner from Salem OR
Thanks for your electrical question Tiffani.
Disconnect Switch at Equipment Location
- A disconnect switch is required to be installed at the location of equipment such as a heat pump so that the equipment may be safely turned off when being serviced.
- Depending on the size of the equipment, a receptacle outlet may be used as the means of disconnect when the equipment is installed inside of a building.
- The specifics will depend on the equipment, the size and the location.
The Following links will assist you with Electrical Disconnect Switches:
- Electrical Wire for the Home
- Complete listing of electrical wire types and parts used for home projects with electrical code information serves as selection guidelines.
- Heat pump circuit
- Heat Pump Wiring
- Heat pumps are used for heating and cooling.
- Wall mounted units are great for offices, sun rooms, room additions, garages and are used in hotel and motel rooms.
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By NEC Code, where should electrical disconnect for exterior heat pump be located?
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.