With the advances in modern technology you can have a “smart home.” You can connect all of the different elements of a home and wire them together to bring you better control. However, it is not as simple as setting up an app on your phone and buying a Bluetooth device. You will need to rewire your electrical system to have a smart home. For those who want to invest in smart home wiring, Burley Electrical Services will break down some of the basics to better prepare you when upgrading your home.
What is Smart Wiring?
As many smart home devices are wireless, many still require a direct line connection. Smart wiring not only includes the connecting of smart home devices, but it also refers to the organizing of all of the home’s wiring system. The wiring system connects to a series of panels that organizes and brings better control of the home’s wiring system. The wiring system will also have a dedicated wiring that interconnects all of the smart devices in your home. This can include connecting all devices to the internet, connect the audio system with your TV, gaming console, thermostat, security systems, lighting, and fan controllers. You can then have complete control over all of the electrical devices in your home that is designed to connect to a smart home system. However, it all starts with the rewiring of the home.
How Do I Upgrade My House to a Smart Home?
Much of your home wiring system will need to be replaced with the proper wiring. Additionally, you will need to invest in smart home technology which is a major investment. You will need to update all light or fan fixtures if they are too old. Thermostats and security systems may need to be updated. If you have no existing smart home technology you will need to begin investing in the devices you will want in your home. When calculating the cost of the wiring, it will vary on the size of the home. However, most smart wiring systems require wiring, electrical panels, outlets, light switches, and the cost of labor. In some cases, holes may need to be cut in the drywall which will also include drywall repairs.
Do You Need Special Wiring for a Smart Home?
Smart home wiring is not a simple task. To ensure the wiring is done properly, you will want to hire a professional electrical technician. They know all of the proper wires and how to interconnect all of the smart home electrical devices. Additionally, if the wiring isn’t done correctly it can become a major fire hazard. Smart wiring, when done correctly, improves electrical safety, energy efficiency, and brings more convenience to the homeowner.
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There are a lot of smart home devices, some you may not even know about. A smart home is designed to save energy, and help the homeowner better control all electrical aspects of their home. There are plenty of reasons why a homeowner will want to invest in a smart home which all starts with smart wiring. If you need to rewire your home with smart wiring technology, contact Burley Electrical Services today.