Electrical Power Outlets
Decide where you want your furniture. This procedure may seem like putting the horse before the cart, but it is your furniture that will dictate where you need sockets. Planning before the furniture comes into the house means you won't put an outlet in a place where it will be inaccessible because of a bed or sofa placement.
When choosing the placement of your outlets, consider putting in a few more than you think you will need currently. Remember, you will add lamps, game consoles, entertainment systems, and all those kitchen appliances.
Many electricians like to put outlets approximately every four feet in the kitchen area, and a maximum of ten feet apart in the rest of the rooms in your house.
Designers, architects, and builders suggest to their clients that a mental walkthrough of your house is beneficial when you are choosing the placement of your light switches. Any large rooms or halls will need more than one switch. Switches should also be at the top and bottom of staircases.
Working with your electrician, visualize where your wall hangings will go and avoid switches in that area.
When working with the company that is installing your light fixtures, you have the benefit of hanging your lights exactly where you want them. Think about how bright you want certain installations to be; where the most ambient lighting will enhance your decor; where you want to place unique and unusual light, and work with your builder and electrician to find the best and most attractive places for outside lighting, along with the most dramatic lighting for your gardens, patios, and landscaping.
Additional Pre-Wiring Items
Making sure the wiring in your new home will support all the new entertainment, security, and the Internet is a must for modern families. Setting up your systems can be a creative and beneficial process.
TVs, Video Distribution, and Projectors
Your home needs a centralized solution for your entertainment features. When your electrician pre-wires, he or she prepares your home to accept all current home theater systems, sound systems (invisible speakers), spots for entertainment access, and TVs. There will also be a central point for the full control of all wiring connections. This electrical step will make your family's lives more convenient and happy.
Currently, security systems provide combination alarms and lighting controls, so your home always looks "lived-in." The networks have automated links with your smartphones and tablets so that you can monitor your home from anywhere. Having these capabilities wired in before you even occupy your new home ensures your protection in your home from day one.
What could instill peace-of-mind in a family's collective mind more than the ability to know that if there is a problem at their home they will receive notification of the impending abnormality? These types of systems even alert a homeowner to the presence of mold in his or her home.
It may be that pre-wiring all the networks in your home is not necessary for the year 2018. But when you have pre-wired your dwelling with future connections in mind, you can easily set up future expansions, more security options, and new functions because of the flexibility of your pre-wiring.
Grace Mountain Electric
Our company has been around since 2009, and we have built a reputation for providing excellent service as well as working closely with builders and general contractors. Our team is fully licensed and insured, and we are known for meeting all contractor-driven deadlines. When it comes to electrical repairs, service, and new installations, we are the company to call.
Among our specialties are:
- Electrical safety inspections
- Code updates
- Electrical troubleshooting
- Wiring upgrades
- Code corrections
- Circuit breaker replacements
- Electrical service upgrades
- Electrical panel upgrades
- Circuit installation and updates
- Electric Vehicle chargers
- Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
- Electrical connectors for tankless water heaters
- Whole house surge protectors, and much more
We are a full-service company that serves commercial and residential customers in Georgia. Our team is both professional and confident. Our 24/7 availability, our proven integrity, and our expertise is top-notch in this region. Our mission is to complete your project on time, on budget and up to code.
Call (706) 400-8915 or send us an email and let us handle your project with the pride and dedication with which we tackle every electrical project.