Houses and apartments have usually different types of home wiring that cover the electrical wiring that brings and distribute power to the whole place – this is installed at the construction or renovation time as a permanent set up – for all your home appliances and lights, phone lines and new connected devices for home cinema and computers and the heating and ventilation systems and networks.
Let’s focus on your electrical wiring installation
Rules and regulations about electrical set up can change quite a lot from different countries but also from different region and areas within the same country and it is always a good idea to ask a professional to design and set up your electrical network.
The electricity you are receiving at home is produced mostly by electric power plants powered by coal, natural gas and nuclear power. However, within the global warming measures and actions, we are seeing more and more water and wind sources of power to slowly take over with a renewable energy.
The basics of your home’s electrical system
Looking at your home’s electrical system can be intimidating if you are not part of the construction world and one rule rules the others: stay safe.
Some small electrical projects can be handled by yourself but keep in mind that some bigger works require permits and must follow the last norms and regulations in place at the time of the installation – insurance and coverage can start to be tricky once they realize the job was not done by a certified residential electrician. But nothing stops you to change your lights appliances, sockets and plugs, switches and other small components around the house.
Remember that every house is different, that the electrical wiring that was set up 30 years ago was not the same that what is done nowadays and that it is good to know and understand how the current and your electrical home network are working.
Let’s have a look at the electrical system for smart homes
With the revolution of “smart homes” in the new housing projects installation, the whole electrical system is getting more complicated to connect all parts and appliances of the house together. On the financial side, setting up a smart home infrastructure should represent 1% of the total cost of the house at the top and you will get full control of the appliances, lights, heaters, TV and more. But you will need to look at some electrical changes so all devices can interact together- this could be from digging your existing wall to add up electrical lines to only add up interfaces on the existing power system.
Keep in mind to always take time to look at specifications and documentation. The appliances and elements that you will connect to your electrical network have their own needs and you need to ensure that you are using the right cables and wiring in order to prevent future adjustments to the system you are installing.
The choice of connected equipment keeps increasing and planning with a specialist is a good way to save money in the long term.