I moved into this home few months ago in California (U.S.), and want to understand how much electric load I can use in each room. The house doesn't have HVAC and I am using floor heaters. I would not like to overburden the electric system beyond its capacity.
Here is the excerpt from inspection report:
Some more context, the house is 70+ years old, and was built in two steps. Original part was built in 1940s, later another portion was added in 1970s.Volts: 120/240 Service Entrance: Overhead mast Service Capacity: Undetermined Main Panel Protection: Breakers. Subpanel Protection: Circuit breakers and fuses Subpanel Location: hallway, garage.
The electrical main service panel is older and utilizes outdated technology. However, it was opened and the inspected circuitry was found to be properly installed and correctly fused, with exceptions noted elsewhere in this report. Upgrading should be performed in the course of on going improvements.
Note: The main electrical panel was manufactured by Federal Pacific Electric.
The electrical service capacity is minimal by all current standards (100 amps) and may prove inadequate for today's lifestyles. We recommend further review by a licensed electrician, and the electric service upgraded as recommended.
There was an older glass fuse subpanel. This electrical panel uses outdated technology and is intended to meet minimal loads. With any remodeling or expansion the panel would need to be updated. Additionally the panel does not include modern safety standards
Initially, I was naively adding up all Amperes to total it to 100, which they don't. After reading up similar questions on this site, I have figured out that it is not even expected; so I am asking for specific help for my situation.
Note: I am using a gas dryer.