Ray: There is no such animal as 220volts in these United States. We have either 240 or 208volts. The 240 usually reads between 235 and 250, and the 208 usually reads between 205 and 215 (on a really loaded transformer it may go as low as 200. P.S. for what it's worth, there's no 110 either. With a name like Thibodeaux, are you from Louisiana? I'm from Lake Charles. Don't worry about your appliances on 240, they'll be just fine. Cheers, Brian (Tankless) Wood.