When a home experiences frequent power surges, it can be frustrating for any one in the building because equipment shuts down, costing time, and possibly losing data. Plus, these power surges can create a fire hazard. So what causes the problem, and how is it best resolved? Many times a commercial electrician can stop the power surges by installing dedicated computer circuits to provide power to those areas that are sensitive, or require a heavy load.

Dedicated Computer Circuits

Dedicated Circuits are circuits that are dedicated to one specific purpose, or appliance, or machine. Each one has its own circuit breaker and originates as close to the power source as possible. Most are accessed through a specific receptacle. Some appliances, such as an electrical water heater, may be wired directly into the circuit. In most cases, these circuits are dedicated to serving either sensitive equipment, or equipment, which requires a heavier load than others do.

If you don’t have the appropriate dedicated circuit, an appliance may draw more current than the circuit can handle. This can cause the wiring to overheat and the insulation around the wire to breakdown or melt.  Once the insulating barrier around the wire has melted, the current is no longer confined, and can ignite flammable materials within the wall leading to an electrical fire. Fortunately, circuit breakers sense the flow of excess current and stop the surge of current before damage takes place.

If you are adding new heavy duty computer equipment or you simply need additional outlets, you will need new dedicated circuits.

Don’t risk the shutdown of critical appliances, loss of productivity, loss of essential data or worse – an electrical fire.  Call Metro’s Best today for the dedicated circuits you need. Keep yourself and all of your sensitive computer equipment up and running!