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unidentified breaker drawing 20amps on one leg and 25 on another

 
 
Reply Mon 3 Aug, 2015 08:02 am
We have been experiencing super high electric bills for several months now. Had meter tested twice. Finally had electrician test breaker box. One breaker is pulling a huge amount of current and when we turned it off we cant figure out what it controls. Water heater, dryer, range, hvac and well pump all still working. Whats up with this? What could it control?
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Reply Fri 7 Aug, 2015 02:28 pm
@jennifer71wilkins,
240v wall heater?
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Reply Fri 7 Aug, 2015 04:00 pm
@jennifer71wilkins,
I'm surprised the electrician couldn't tell you where to look. The breaker box is normally labeled.

First, think outlets. Take an outlet tester (or just a nightlight) and plug it into all the outlets in your home starting with the outside ones which most people ignore. Remember that some outlets are controlled by wall switches and might be off.

Next, think seasonal equipment. You will likely not notice if the heater is not working after you open the breaker.
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