Perhaps you’ve noticed that a few of the outlets around your home are a little different. When you got a new dryer, you went to plug it in and realized that it wasn’t quite the same as the rest of the outlets. Chances are that the outlet you saw was a 220 outlet.

What does that mean, you ask? As luck would have it, that’s the topic of today’s blog! If you’ve ever wondered about 200 volt outlets, then keep reading to learn more, courtesy of the residential electricians at Delta Electrical.

What Is a 220v Outlet?

As we mentioned above, items like your dyer often utilize a 220v outlet. According to, “220 volt outlets are the most powerful plugs that you’ll find in most residential homes around the United States.” In short, some appliances–often the big ones–require more power to get the job done. That’s where 220 outlets come into play. You’re also likely to find items such as ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators, garbage disposals, and other similar appliances using 220 volts of electricity.

If you’re a woodworker, you might have a table saw, air compressor, or band saw that requires 220 volts to run.

Can You Install It Yourself? also has a few helpful tips to think about if you’ve been considering 220v outlets to your home. They note that “any home outlet is dangerous and can pass a harmful amount of current through your body if handled improperly, but 220-volt outlets are even more lethal” and “that’s why it’s important to have a seasoned professional do the work for you, instead of trying to tackle it yourself.”

At the end of the day, we always believe that it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you don’t have experience with electricity, it’s always worthwhile to put your trust in a professional licensed residential electrician. We don’t say that lightly either; we truly want people to be safe and not put themselves into any unnecessary danger just to save a buck.

We Take Safety Seriously

Because we live in the modern era, you can find out how to do anything on the internet. This is a great time to keep in mind that sage piece of wisdom that has floated down through the years–just because you can doesn’t mean you should. At Delta Electrical, we are professionals. We are trained electrical technicians and we take our jobs seriously because we know that your safety depends on it.

An article over at has this to say: “Although it’s true that 220v requires less current to provide the same amount of power, as noted above, it can still carry much more current and poses a higher risk of serious injury.”

You Know You Can Count on a Licensed Electrician from Delta Electrical

At Delta Electrical, we believe in fairness, integrity, and professionalism in everything we do. If you’re in the market for more 220v outlets in your home, we would be glad to help! Perhaps you live in an older home and need to have things upgraded; maybe you have a new home, but need higher powered appliances. Whatever the situation, you can count on us to get things done the right way the first time around. As we mentioned above, we take our responsibility seriously and your safety is our number one concern.

We are located in Jackson, TN, but we do work all across the country. Of course we can do more than just upgrade your electrical outlets too. We offer a number of different residential electrical services, ensuring that you’re in good hands whether you need a new backup generator, a panel upgrade, exterior lighting, or anything else. To put it simply, if you’re in need of an electrician, we can handle whatever task you have for us!

Our team of experts is dedicated to providing the best possible service at the most competitive rates possible to ensure that you can get the work you need completed done for a price that won’t break the bank. When you need a residential electrician you can trust, look no further. Contact our team of experts today to get started on your next project. We look forward to working with you!