If your home is being built or you plan on doing renovations, consider also upgrading your wiring before the walls go up. Pre-wiring or renovation wiring is a great way to plan for the future. With how quickly technology is progressing, the electrical demand of the modern home has increased exponentially over the past decade. Keeping up with these changes will require upgrading your wiring. If your home is showing signs of outdated wiring (such as flickering lights or sparking/scorching outlets), it may be time for an upgrade. Since working with wiring can be dangerous, it’s recommended to hire a professional licensed electrical contractor. The Canadian Home Builders’ Association states that building codes are updated regularly, which licensed electricians are trained to keep up with.
Whether it’s new home construction or renovations for a basement remodeling, a bathroom or a kitchen, or a room addition, it’s important to ensure that your wiring system is flexible so it can easily adapt to technological advancements. Hiring a licensed electrical contractor will make this a reality as they offer expert advice, anticipating the various factors required during the process. Planning ahead of time can also save you money on labour and resources, as it’s better to go through the process once to get the job done than to separate renovations and wiring into two occasions.
Placing importance on wiring during construction or renovation will boost the value of your home. Some considerations to make include how advanced you want your home entertainment centre to be, whether you want built-in audio systems, having wired security and monitoring systems (which tends to be more affordable than wireless), and thinking about whether you would like an electric thermostat or whether one day you’d like to upgrade to smart climate control systems (which also saves energy). There is also the option of having automated blinds or window coverings. With telecommunications being at the forefront of modern communication, TV, internet, and networking wiring is also important to consider.
Contact MADE ELECTRIC for more information on home construction or home renovation wiring! Our team operates within the GTA and is committed to helping you make your dream home a reality.