Kitchens

Building or planning a new kitchen?

Kitchens are the biggest users of electricity in your home. The best thing you can do for yourself, is to have an ESA electrical permit and inspection. Insist that your General Contractor produce an electrical permit and inspection before you make your final payment. Don’t fall for the old “You don’t need a permit” or “You don’t want an Inspector in your home,” lines. ESA inspectors are there for you and your home’s protection. They are not the ‘bad guys’. Inspectors are there to look at the work being done under your permit. They are not there to inspect your entire home. They are a very knowledgeable and approachable group of men and women.

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How many circuits does a kitchen need?

Stove: One dedicated, 240 volt circuit – 40 amp.

Fridge: One dedicated 120 volt circuit – 15 amp.

Dishwasher: One dedicated 120 volt circuit – 15 amp.

Microwave: One dedicated 120 volt circuit – 15 amp.

GFCI plug: One dedicated 120 volt circuit - 20 amp.

Split counter plugs: One dedicated 240 volt circuit – 15 amp. 120 volts on top, 120 volts on bottom.

Hood fan and lights: One 120 volt circuit – 15 amp. and not exceeding 1800 watts.*

For a basic kitchen, there should be approximately seven (7) or more dedicated circuits of various voltages and amperages.

Let Burton Electric Inc. be part of your kitchen renovation. We want you to enjoy your family calibrations. When the oven and stove is working hard to prepare the family meal. Dad is making coffee and toasting bagels. Your aunt is preparing desert with the food processor and mixer and sister is running the dishwasher and microwaving a snack. Burton Electric wants you to enjoy your kitchen and family, not be running to the panel to change fuses or reset breakers.

“I can’t tell you how many beautifully finished kitchens I’ve seen that just don’t have the required circuits needed for them to function properly. It will make you cry, when you have to tear up parts of your beautiful new kitchen, just to put in the proper number of circuits.” — Mark Burton.

The best thing you can do for yourself, is to have an ESA electrical permit and inspection.

Insist that your General Contractor produce an electrical permit and inspection before you make your final payment.

Don’t fall for the old “You don’t need a permit” or “You don’t want an Inspector in your home,” lines. ESA inspectors are there for you and your home’s protection. They are not the ‘bad guys’. Inspectors are there to look at the work being done under your permit. They are not there to inspect your entire home.

“They are a very knowledgeable and approachable group of men and women”… - Mark Burton.

Burton Electric Inc. offers creative solutions and qualified electricians to make your home safe and comfortable. Our work is competitively priced and backed by a one-year guarantee on labour. Our materials carry the manufacturer’s warranty.

Burton Electric will apply for an electrical permit on your behalf! We will make arrangements to have the work inspected by an ESA inspector and, upon passing, issue a ‘Certificate of Inspection’ to you. Please keep a copy in your records for future use.

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