How to Wire Your Home for Modern Electronics

A Professional Electrician Explains Why Modern Homes Require Special Wiring

Your home is more than just a place to eat and sleep. It is where you complete job-related tasks, get your information, listen music, and receive entertainment. All these activities are now possible through the use of technology. Radios, stereos, computer networks, television, and even security lighting systems are now part of modern homes. But, all these systems and devices run on electricity. More so, they require special wiring networks such as Internet connection, cable TV, etc. In other words, modern homes require complex and elaborate wiring networks. As a professional electrician who specializes in wiring services, I strongly suggest you read this article before you decide to rewire your home.

home theatre systemThe first thing you need to do is create a list of the things that you would like to do in your home that require technology. Do you want to watch movies downloaded from the Internet? Do your kids love to watch videos in their rooms? Would you like to have a TV in just about every room in your home? Do you listen music throughout the house? Would you like to have wireless Internet connection everywhere in your house? Think about future needs as well.

Indicate for each room the type of wiring that will carry the required information. Cat-5 (Category-5) cable is usually used for telephone applications and computer networks. Coaxial cable carries radio and television signals. You may also need multi-strand wires for your audio systems. Once you’re done with the “fine” wiring, start thinking about your lighting and electrical needs. Determine the most comfortable locations for your light switches and outlets. When it comes to outlets, the more the better.

You should also consider installing a security system for your home. Although your budget may not allow for a professional surveillance camera system at the moment, make sure the you at least run the necessary wires through your walls. This way, you won’t have to open your walls again when you decide to install a home security system.

Before you start buying materials for your rewiring project, consult a professional electrician. Walford Local Residential Electrical Repairs is one of the most reputable electrical service providers in Brooklyn NY. We specialize in wiring services. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at (718) 221-5582.