Fixed Appliance Loads
Fixed Appliance Loads for Residential Services
When there are four or more fixed appliances in a dwelling unit, then the
entire nameplate value for each appliance does not need to be added into the
service calculation. Instead, a total of all the appliances is calculated. Then
that total is multiplied by 75% which will yield a smaller number to be entered
into the service calculation. The reason is that in a dwelling unit all of the
appliances will not typically be used at the same time. Therefore, a smaller
allowance is needed for them in the service calculation.
Fixed appliance loads can include:
attic exhaust fan
bath exhaust fan
built in clock
built in sub-zero
built in toaster
central air cleaner
door bell transformer
driveway gate motor
fire alarm panel
garage door opener
hear recovery unit
instant hot water
range hood fan
security alarm system
You get the idea.
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Appliances which may not be included in this calculation reduction are:
clothes dryer, range, wall mounted oven, counter mounted cooking unit, space
heater, air handlers, air conditioner compressor, and air conditioner units.
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