Wiring up an entertainment center (flatscreen HDTV, game console, receiver, streaming device) is perhaps the most, well, entertaining electrical work that can be done in a home. It’s far more exciting than connecting functional devices like surge protectors, whole-house generators, or smoke detectors: the end product in this case is exciting and immediately enhances your life.
But that doesn’t mean this job is necessarily an easier one than those other tasks. In conjunction with the increasing complexity and capabilities of home theater systems also comes an increase in wiring complexity. The issues become tougher if you don’t want your living room to look like a mess of cables and wires that will make it dangerous for guests just to cross it to reach the kitchen. (And let’s not even get into what pets can do to exposed wiring.)
But you can hire help from professionals: with experts in electrical installation in Lynnwood, WA assisting you, the wiring for your 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio System can hide in the walls and ceiling, making for a more pleasing space with no tripping hazards. Plus, the electricians will make sure the wiring all goes to right places and remain secure. Call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. to talk to our installers about wiring up your home theater speaker set and other components.
In-wall wiring is the best way to create an attractive entertainment center in your home. It can serve not only for the wires going to the speaker set, but also to hide Ethernet cables and various A/V cables. This is generally a safe set-up, because the wiring for entertainment system is what electricians call “low-voltage wiring,” and therefore unlikely to cause a fire. (Large light fixtures and HVAC systems are “high-voltage wiring.”) Local codes usually permit homeowners to perform their own low-voltage wiring, but that doesn’t mean you should try it on your own. A number of different, technical skills are involved—such as knowledge of construction material and layout—that go beyond what you can perform with a basic how-to guide or set of instructions. The tools needed are also expensive, and you probably won’t get extensive use out of them once you’re done wiring up your speakers.
When you bring in professionals to run wires for your speaker set through walls, they’ll select the right wire gauge for the job, use high-grade equipment that lasts, make unobtrusive holes into your walls, and plan out the entire route for maximum efficiency. They’ll help you test the system once it’s done so you’ll know that everything was connected right and you are all set to enjoy the rumbling thunder of that Blu-ray of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
With the assistance of our technicians skilled in electrical installation in Lynnwood, WA, you will have an entertainment system that merges perfectly with your décor—and which will work perfectly as well.