Can I install a second breaker box for my dryer?

Adding a second breaker box to your home's electrical system may seem to be the perfect solution to tripped breaker switches when you are running your clothes dryer. Your dryer, along with other electric devices, may be drawing too much power. But can you add a second breaker box to your system?

Breaker Box Expansion Requirements

To add a second breaker—a subpanel—you must know how much power you'll likely be drawing from this subpanel. Another determining factor will be the location of your new panel. If you plan to connect it to the meterbase, you will be legally required to install it within sight of the existing panel.