Home technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the last few decades. Today, homeowners can assemble entertainment systems that rival old movie theaters, using cutting edge audio and video components to watch movies, play games and even surf the Internet as they never have before. If you’re setting up a new entertainment system, you’re basically preparing a new centerpiece for your household, with a lot of different components that need to work together. In the midst of your preparation, don’t forget the electrical needs for a new entertainment system. Here in Everett WA, electrical installation services can help you with the specifics, but you need to be aware of them before you begin.
Entertainment systems require a lot of power to use, particularly the screen which can use a considerable amount of electricity depending on how large it is. Furthermore because they are usually grouped very close to each other, homeowners tend to plug them all into the same outlet (possibly using a surge protector for insurance and/or to provide enough plugs). This can place an inordinate load on the outlet in question, which could lead to an overload and a short if you aren’t careful. In the worst cases, it might even damage your equipment in the process.
Running cables to additional outlet can mitigate the problem, but in those cases, you have to take care to keep them from running across walkways and creating a tripping hazard. And again, without proper surge protection, you’re looking at a potential electrical hazard that could short out one or more components.
A trained electrician can help with all that, first by inspecting the space and then providing recommendations on the best way to meet the electrical needs for a new entertainment system. He or she can install new outlets and run new lines for you, and ensure that your system is well-balanced in the process. He or she can even run cables through the walls so you don’t have to worry about tripping over them. Electrical services are provided by the Everett, WA electrical installation experts at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical Inc. We’re ready to help you with every step of your project so give us a call today!