Stove, Dryer, Fireplace Wiring in Toronto & the GTA
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Important consideration with these units is the draw on the electrical circuit. When you plug in a 1500 watt electric fireplace into a receptacle, you have engaged the maximum amount of electricity that can be run on that entire circuit. If lights are on the same circuit, or other receptacles on the circuit are in use, the circuit should overheat and trip the breaker or blow the fuse to protect you.
If you are planning to use a 1500 watt electric fireplace it should be on a dedicated circuit, that is, one breaker supplying the power to a single receptacle. This is considered best practice because if the other things using the circuit are essential items, like freezers or sump pumps, you run the risk of interrupting power to this equipment.
An electric stove is a powerhouse. Consequently, you can't just plug them into the standard 110 volt outlets that are most common. most stoves require a special 220 volt outlet instead. A 220 volt outlet allows the stove to draw more power so it can quickly generate and maintain heat. The same heavy duty outlets are also used for big-ticket appliances like electric dryers and water heaters, occasionally with minor modifications.
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