One of our clients called us complaining that her microwave was tripping the circuit breaker when she was using the toaster at the same time.
After summing the combined “loads” (microwave & toaster) on the circuit I determined that the circuit was overloaded.
I advised our client to simply move the toaster to a different outlet in the kitchen, doing this shifted load onto another circuit and lessened the connected load on the microwave circuit. This simple action saved our client about $500.
Some might say that I am missing out on work. I say that I’m building long term trusted relationships with our clients.