For brand new residential builds, is 200 amp service nonetheless typical?


Add up all the most important masses, warmth/ac, oven, cooktop, dryer, mining farm, refer, develop shed, meth lab. Then add one other amp and a half per hundred sq. ft of home. That ought to internet you a most load. The truth is that you’ll by no means attain that utilization.
There was once a worksheet for figuring electrical necessities within the UBC. I do not know if that made it into the IRC or not.

I run into this now and than. Individuals with a 1600 SF home and all fuel home equipment typically assume they want a 200 amp service. The truth is that they will by no means crack 50 amps of use.



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