Entertainment systems have come a long way since the days of televisions with single mono speakers that plugged into a wall and used antennas. Today, you can have an entire home theater experience with digital 2K projection technology, 7.1 discrete audio channels with lossless DTS-Master Audio HD sound, video game consoles, and streaming technology bringing you entertainment from more sources than anyone could have dreamed of only a decade past.
This does mean a far more complex electrical wiring network, however. The old-fashioned TV simply needed to plug into a wall, and that was it. If you want a full home theater set-up, it’s almost essentially a room renovation or new room addition as far as the electrical wiring is concerned. Nowhere else in your home will have as many appliances requiring electrical power at the same time.
For this reason, we recommend you hire the services of experts in electrical repair in Everett, WA to help you wire your entertainment system. At G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc., we specialize in electrical wiring for new homes and additions, and can we can assist you with the issues of wiring a large entertainment system so it will not only be attractive and work well, but also be safe.
One of the reasons to have professional assistance with this task is that you will want as much of the wiring as possible, such as those running to the speakers, to remain hidden within the walls. Electricians can make this task much simpler and take away the need to rip apart your walls to have the wires installed.
Electricians can also help you protect your home from electrical power surges that an entertainment system can cause; we advise our customers to look into whole-house surge protectors as part of a large-scale entertainment add-on: the basic power strips are not sufficient on their own to protect from the problems of major power surges.
Electricians can also help you upgrade outlets and your circuit breaker panel to accommodate the higher electrical demands. If you have older two-prong outlets, you definitely need those replaced with grounded outlets.
The more complicated and extensive your new set-up, the more you need professionals to help you with the wiring. Trust to G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. and our experts in electrical repair in Everett, WA to help you get the safest and most trouble-free wiring for your entertainment system.