With the continued demand for new homes, electricians remain some of the most in-demand tradespeople in the housing construction market. If you have completed construction on your new home build and now need to connect the property with electricity, you need to hire the right electrician for the job.
In addition to providing homeowners already connected with electricity with basic electrical services, level 2 electricians also connect power to new homes. If the wiring work has already been done, here's what they'll do get the power connected to your home.
They Will Determine Where You Should Get Your Electricity From
When it comes to connecting a new home to mains electricity, there are two main power sources available to choose from. These are overhead and underground power lines.
Overhead power lines are the standard choice for homes because they have been around longer. However, in recent years, there has been an increase in the number of underground service connections among homeowners for many reasons.
Buried outside, underground electricity lines help to avoid many hazards associated with traditional overhead power lines, such as stormy weather and overhanging branches. Plus, buried electricity connections stay out of sight, so they don't affect the aesthetics of the property and its surroundings. They also don't create obstructions on properties and along the streets.
A level 2 electrician's job is to determine the source of the power to be brought to your home. In most cases, it all comes down to the power supply connection service that is available in your local area.
They Will Install an Electric Meter in Your Home
If you'll be getting your household electricity from a utility company, you'll need to pay for the electricity you use every month. To keep track of your monthly electricity consumption, you'll need to install an electric meter. These electrical devices are designed to record the amount of electricity used in your home. Your utility provider will use readings from the meter to prepare your monthly electricity bill.
The electric meter is attached to your home's main electrical/service panel so it can record electricity usage for the entire house.
Need to learn more about the process of connecting power to a house? Contact an electrician that serves your area to ask any questions you may have. They will likely be able to answer your questions and can potentially even provide you with a quote for your project.