What Electrical Should I Upgrade In A New Build?
10 MUST-HAVE ELECTRICAL UPGRADES FOR YOUR HOME
THESE NEW GADGETS AND INGENIOUS DESIGN IDEAS CAN LEND YOUR HOME A SENSE OF CONVENIENCE, STYLE, AND MODERN FUNCTIONALITY. WHERE DRAWING UP PLANS FOR A NEW HOUSE, OR UPGRADING YOUR CURRENT HOME, MAKE SURE YOUR GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR WIRING SYSTEM.
Outlets with USB ports for charging your devices.
This is a cheap, but incredibly useful modification to facilitate the charging. Throw out all your USB adapters, and directly charge your phone from the plug. Better still, add USB outlets in a drawer or cubby to allow you to charge off all of your devices fully.
Ideal for quick cleaning of non-carpeted floors. Do not bother digging the whole vacuum out or bending over with a true dustpan; instead, just suck up dust and dirt right into the central vacuum system. The kitchen is a perfect place for this convenient gadget.
LED lighting is getting increasingly popular. Why? For what? LED's are powerful in electricity. Which means a variety of things. Secondly, they have improved lighting efficiency. Second, it's proved they last longer. Second, they are more respectful of the community. And last but not least, they will save you money on your power bill.
Smart wiring in the bedroom.
Attach the lights to your bedside so that you can turn them on and off without getting out of bed. Attach your outdoor floodlights to the bedside just for added comfort and peace of mind. This way, if you hear something in the middle of the night outside, you will automatically light up your yard.
Recessed rope lighting.
Install rope lighting for a modern design effect inside your home. For subtle impact, place behind shelves, under or above cabinets, under stairs, or over crown molding. The rope lighting can be used outdoors for lining garden beds or for illuminating rock walls.
A distributed audio system.
Wire your house wide speaker system so you can listen to music in any room at any time. Speakers are well concealed; they are either installed in-wall or in-ceiling. You can adjust the volume in every room through individual controls. Some systems also feature intercoms to promote communication around your home.
A wireless thermostat.
Install a programmable, digital thermostat that connects to your wireless network. This is controllable from your smartphone , tablet or device, so from anywhere you can adjust the temperature at home. When you come home from work, heat up or cool down the house, and conserve energy when away.
High-quality video security systems allow you to keep an eye out from anywhere in your home. Interior systems allow you to remotely check on pets or kids, and security outside gives you peace of mind that your home is safe.
A home automation system.
Combine all your home systems into one system which is operated remotely. Home automation systems allow you to control lighting, heating and cooling from anywhere, ventilation, safety, and locks. Some systems also allow easy commands for voice control while you are at home.
Automatic lights add convenience to your home , particularly if it is mounted in closets and wardrobes. So soon as the door opens, the light is turned on and the light is shut off automatically when the door is locked. You may also opt for motion sensor lights that track and turn off the movement on their own.
Considering Electrical Upgrades and Improvements for Your Home?
At Frontline Electrical Services we love helping our clients feel safe and secure in their homes and businesses. If you are in the Benicia, Walnut Creek or Fairfield, California or surrounding areas, contact us today at 800-945-0268 (here is a map to our location) and we’ll have one of our certified specialists review your home’s current electrical grid and give you the best upgrades possible to suit your needs while maintaining the safety and security of your property!