Who doesn’t want to come home and relax in their brand new jetted tub? They can be extremely relaxing after a rough day in the office. Before picking up your new hot tub or jacuzzi tub you need to make sure your electrical box can handle the additional electrical load the new appliances would require. Some jacuzzi tubs and hot tubs are 120 volts 20 amps. Typically a standard breaker panel can handle smaller loads without major electrical panel upgrades.
If your panel can handle the additional electrical load we need to see about getting the electrical circuit to that destination inside or outside your home from your electrical service panel. This sometimes can be a tough task depending on where your electrical breaker box is located in your home and where your hot tub circuit or jacuzzi tub circuits going to need to be located for the tub installation. Another thing is to make sure your new tub is going to be GFCI protected for your safety. This type of electrical device was designed to be installed on items such as hot tub circuits and jacuzzi tub outlets.
You will want to have hot tubs or jacuzzi tubs purchased and set in place once you have found out you do have space in your electrical panel and that your home doesn’t need major damage to get the circuit to the tubs location in your home. If you have decided to go with the 240 volt version the above would apply. Just make sure you know the amperage of the tub as well as the voltage of the tub. The higher your amperage the larger your electrical wiring and breaker size will be. In the larger 240 volt electrical items like hot tubs in your house a two pole gfci breaker will be used either in your electrical breaker panel or in a disconnect near the location of the hot tub. Edwards Electric LLC is a trusted family owned and operated electrical company servicing your area. Give us a call at 816-214-7091 or contact us on our email at Edwardselectricllc.com to schedule your next hot tub or jacuzzi tub install.