Wire your home for electrification

Whether you’re electrifying one appliance or all of them, you’ll likely need an electrician to pre-wire your home. With some planning, most homes can electrify everything in their home on their existing panel.

Why do it?

Switching from fossil fuel appliances to electric appliances will increase the amount of electricity you use to run your home, and many will require a new electrical circuit.

When?

Before you start any home electrification projects, to save you time and money.

Who is this for?

Homeowners.

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FAQs

What are smart panels?

Smart panels manage electricity distribution in your home. They can pause unnecessary circuits to avoid overloading your panel and allow you to use smartphone or computer apps to monitor your electricity usage. They are also great if you have a home battery system, since they allow you to choose which circuits stay on in a power outage to maximize your backup power. Read more about smart panels here.

Usually, yes. It just requires making some smart choices about which appliances you install or using circuit-sharing devices. Read our article about How to electrify on a 100 Amp panel and consult with your electrician for details.

You can easily pre-wire for your EV charger, heat pump water heater, clothes dryer, and stove/range. We don’t recommend pre-wiring for your heat pump, because you won’t know the exact type of circuit you need until you pick a heat pump with the help of your HVAC contractor. Read our article about How to wire your home for electrification for details.

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