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Home Theater Electrical Needs

April, 17th, 2014

Home Theater Electrical Needs

A home theater system in your home is an awesome idea. If you have picked out the perfect system for your home, it is now time to think about all the electrical components that you will need. It is easy to forget about the behind the scenes part of it all, but the truth is, it is the most important part. Without the proper wiring you could ruin your home theater system or worse.

Pre-wiring – If you are building a new home or remodeling, you can pre-wire for your system so that when you do purchase your home theater system you can simply hook it up. Just remember to wire for the size of home theater system that you want.

Adding a system to an existing room will take a bit more planning.

Electrical Outlets – One of the first things you need to look at is the placement of the electrical outlets in the room compared to where you want to put each component of the system. Yes, you can use power strips; however it will be safer and more permanent to install additional outlets dedicated to the system. With that said, you need to be mindful of how much energy you are going to be pulling into the room so that you don’t trip breakers every time out turn everything on.

Circuit Breakers – As mentioned above, too many electrical devices turned on at one time on a single circuit may cause you to trip the breaker more often than you like. It may be a good idea to install a circuit breaker dedicated solely to the home theater system.

Surge Protectors – If you are putting all the time and money into installing the perfect home theater system, you will want to make sure it is protected. You will want to get a surge protector that is designed for home theater systems so that it will be powerful enough to keep your system safe.

Safety – The most important part of any electrical work is to be safe. It won’t matter how much money you spend or how awesome it looks, if you get hurt or burn your house down. If you are not knowledgeable and confident in your abilities to install your systems safely and correctly call a qualified, professional electrician.

Sound (Bonus Tip) – If you’re investing in a home theater, one thing you will want to consider is sound. Home theaters have a large volume of space and they can become very noisy, very quickly. Acoustic panels and wall coverings can make a huge difference in your sound experience.

If you are in need of a qualified, professional electrician in Greenville, call Corley at 864-334-6425 for a consultation.