When building a new home, there are a lot of considerations, including council approvals, architect designs, plumbing, and electricity. Electricity is one of the most complex aspects of construction, so it requires careful thought. Here are some of the things you need to consider for power installations.
When creating a design for your new home, it is essential to plan for the power points, or power outlets. It's important to have a lot of power points in the house for extra appliances such as tablets, computers, and phones. The average home with three bedrooms has at least 40 power points.
An expert will advise you on where to place power points in your home. The main rooms where you should place these power points include the lounge room, bathroom, living room, bedroom, kitchen, home office, hallways, garage, entryways, and outdoor entertainment area. The number of power points you put in these rooms will depend on how often you will be using them. For example, the lounge room, bedroom, and office may have more power points than the other rooms.
The Wiring System
In deciding about the electronics in your home, you need to note that your electrical service needs to be of a specific size that matches the power output you'll need based on the number of people living in the house. An electrician will advise you on the number of amps you need based on your home.
The electrical service capacity and wiring of your home go hand in hand. The three main wiring systems are a surface conduit, concealed conduit, and lead-sheathed wiring. Many households use the concealed conduit wiring because it hides the conduits behind the plastering and walls. Your electrician will direct you as to the best option for your home.
Another important consideration during power installations is the cost of electricity. You need a control system to moderate energy costs. You can control these systems remotely from your home to save money on energy bills.
These energy management systems are simple plug-in gadgets that control the power an appliance consumes. An advanced control system may integrate solar power, which you can utilise by installing solar panels. A good control system also allows you to operate the air conditioner, control ventilation panels, and regulate the swimming pool. You can also control the lighting system remotely to deter thieves when you are not at home. Consult an expert for advice on how to incorporate control systems in your power installation plan.
To learn more, contact an electrician.