Determining Electrical Service Capacity
I’m trying my hand at determining what electrical service capacity I need, in anticipation of a new heat-pump.
Using this great article by John: https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/article/does-your-electrification-project-require-a-service-upgrade#0
1) I have a GE Cafe induction range. When I look at it’s specs (can’t easily get to it’s nameplate right now) it says “KW rating at 240 volts: 13.6”
That seems crazy high. It dwarfs everything else in my calc, including any proposed heat pump. Am I missing something? I have heard that induction stoves can draw a lot of power, but 13.6 kW would be more than the breaker is even sized for…
2) I am likely installing a 6k btu Mitsubishi or similar heat pump. Does anyone have a rough VA rating handy for such a unit? I’m not seeing it in the documentation.
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