Energy is the kitchen’s primary requirement because most appliances depend on it. While remodeling the kitchen, it is also essential that you update your electric sockets to improve their performance because the old sockets are not compatible to function with modern appliances and lights in the most efficient way.
Types Of Electrical Sockets In The Kitchen
There are many electrical sockets we require in the kitchen, but most essential of them include the following.
The dishwasher socket should be near the dishwasher with a dedicated current of 120/125 volts. Also, if you’re keeping the same socket for the garbage disposable, then it must be at least a 20-amp circuit for smooth functionality.
The separate electrical socket for the refrigerator is really important. The fridge requires a similar 120/125 volts, and the circuit should be installed behind the refrigerator so it can get covered.
Microwave Oven Socket
A microwave oven is also a significant appliance that needs a separate socket completely dedicated to it. In addition, the microwave oven should have at least a 20-amp circuit to keep it functioning smoothly.
Small Appliances Socket
While remodeling your kitchen, you should also make sure to install a separate socket at the top of your countertop to use the small appliances. This can also include using the mixer, toaster, or other appliances.
Every kitchen needs a lightning socket because otherwise, there will be no charm without any lights, and it will also not be completed. Kitchen lights should have a separate socket so you can control all the lights from one socket using the different buttons.
What should I consider before altering my kitchen electrical systems?
Older homes usually don’t have a proper electrical system, and it often ends up causing many minor and major issues. That’s why you should be careful about your electrical systems in your kitchen while remodeling your house. It is essential that the plumbing and wiring system are in alignment. Also, check if you need GFCI or AFCI protection.
To learn more about our electrical wiring, planning and layout services, please get in touch with us here at Marich Inc. We would be happy to visit your home for a free consultation regarding kitchen remodeling in Austin TX and the surrounding areas. Call us at (512) 952-1868 for a free consultation.
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