Quick two part question:
outside of the receptacles that require 20amp circuit, is it recommended that other receptacles throughout the house be wired with 12/2 on 20 or 14/2 on 15?
Second part: since bedrooms, dining and family room have to be AFCI protected (lighting included), can the outlets and lights in each room be run off the same 20 amp circuit (lights and outlet for 1st bedroom on 1 circuit, light and outlets for dining room on another...etc) or do lights need to be on 15 amp? If they can only be on 15 amp, can the lights for 2 bedrooms, dining room, and family room all be on the same AFCI protected circuit?
ok so maybe that is a 3 part question.
Just trying to figure out how many of those pricey AFCI breakers i need to get. Thanks for any help you can provide.