240 Volt Outlet Installation

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Trust Our Electrical Experts to Install 240 Volt Outlets

If you own a home or business in Clinton Township, or Troy, MI, you may need professional 240 volt outlet installation services. The expert team at Hoover Electric, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling installs 240v outlets and can handle any of your electrical wiring needs. We’re here to help you understand what a 240 volt outlet is, how to identify the need for one, and which types of appliances require them. 240 volt outlet installation is not something you should attempt yourself. Instead, allow our experienced and trained electricians to get the job done safely and efficiently. Get in touch with us today for your free estimate.

What Are 240 Volt Outlets?

The standard electrical outlet that you will find in a home or business contains a 120 volt wire along with a neutral wire. By comparison, a 240 volt outlet uses two 120 volt wires simultaneously, as well as a neutral wire to power a single receptacle. Some older homes or appliances use three-prong 240 volt outlets, and many modern devices and outlets use a ground wire, resulting in a four-prong 240 volt plug.

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Which Appliances Use 240 Volt Outlets?

Sometimes purchasing a new appliance means you’ll need to update an outlet in your home. Many appliances that are large and driven by a motor operate more efficiently with a 240 volt power supply. These outlets are specifically designed to be used with heavier appliances that require more electricity to perform at optimal levels. If you purchase kitchen appliances such as an oven, range, or cooktop, you may need to have a 240v plug installed. Other appliances that sometimes require 240 volt outlets include clothes dryers, water heaters, central air conditioners, and electric car level two chargers. Many businesses need 240 volt outlets for welding machines, large air compressors, and other equipment.

How to Identify 240 Volt Outlets?

If you purchase an appliance that requires a 240 volt outlet, you’ll need to find out if your home is equipped with them or if you need us to install them for you. You can test your outlets using a multimeter which can be found at a hardware store or an electric supply store. If you aren’t comfortable doing this, our team can help. To identify a 240 volt outlet, look for an outlet that is larger than a 120 volt outlet and has rounded tops with three or four holes. Newer versions have an L on top with two vertical side holes and a half-circle hole on the bottom, while older versions have a backward L on the top and two diagonal holes on the side. Your appliances should come with manuals that provide information about the outlets they require.

Schedule 240 Volt Installation Service

You can rely on the team at Hoover Electric, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to install 240 volt outlets in your home or business. We can also re-wire older appliances with four-prong plugs. Our licensed electricians specialize in 240 volt outlets, emergency electrical services, breaker panel replacement, home electric repairs, ceiling fans and lighting, generators and backup power, and more. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or get your free estimate.

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