Home automation isn’t a luxury anymore. Energy-saving, convenient, and safety-enhancing features are bringing our electrician to homes throughout the communities we serve. From remote management of rental homes to family-friendly features and smart building controls for businesses, they all require wiring. Power for most smart home features comes from nearby outlets or PoE network wiring, and the nature of home automation means homes need to be updated so the devices are where they’re needed. Your smart wall display needs in-wall installation, a kitchen smart display goes where you need recipes and remote conversation. Our team is well experienced in smart home and home automation wiring design and installation and can make sure yours is attractive, reliable, safe, and convenient. At Mister Sparky of Florence, our electricians are here for all your electrical needs, now and into the future!
Professionally Installed Smart Home Switches and Lighting
When installing and especially repairing smart home switches and lighting, our electricians follow guidance from the industry, where automatic and remotely controlled equipment is common. We’re well-trained in safety procedures that make no assumptions about whether a unit is powered or not, and that’s important here. Once smart switches and lights are connected and programmed, you can never be sure when they’re being turned on remotely. Careful installation by our experienced team gets these convenient devices where you want them, professionally and safely. We install indoor lighting of all kinds, and properly weather-protected outdoor lighting and controls as well. With the right controls, you’ll be able to turn out the lights with the sound of your voice when you go to bed. If you hear an unfamiliar sound, touching a control button can bring your Florence, SC, home to life with lights everywhere. There are many other features available with smart lighting including varying shades for bright morning lighting on cloudy days, and warm, mood-setting lighting in the evening. Let us install it for you, with the benefit of years of careful skill!
Safety Considerations with Home Automation Wiring
Having our electricians perform your installation covers a lot of safety concerns, but it’s worth mentioning that smart outlets have their own precautions. Our experts can help you make sure that when the outlet turns on, it is handling only the current it’s designed for. The best way is by avoiding the use of power strips and extension cords, but calculating the usage works as well. A smart outlet, for instance, isn’t the right way to control a table saw! It’s just something to remember as you enjoy the convenience. Smart outlets are great for table lamps, holiday lighting, and other items you want to turn on automatically, or make sure they’re off at night.
Extra Power Outlets Conveniently Located for Smart Displays
Now that many homes have multiple smart displays, having them conveniently located has become a priority. The most common situation is the kitchen, where there’s never an outlet you can dedicate to it near to where you want to use it. If there is an outlet near your work area, while you’re reading news or recipes you’ll need to use a mixer or other appliance, and find yourself unplugging the display to get power. Let our electrician install outlets where you need them, with GFCI as needed, or expand existing outlets from dual to quad. At the same time, you can leave room for phone chargers, too!
In-Wall Wiring for Smart Panels
Another high-end feature that’s become common for many homes is the smart panel, a display set into your wall that allows you to walk by and check the news, weather, heating and cooling status, and other information. Our electricians can professionally install yours and run wiring to it so it looks like the original equipment in your home. For new construction, we can prewire smart panels along with other home automation features as we do the electrical rough-in.
Smart Thermostat Wiring Without Headaches or HVAC Damage
When you connect a smart thermostat, it’s fairly common that your HVAC control system doesn’t quite match what the thermostat manufacturer expected. They try to cover all situations, but if you search on Google, you’ll find that a lot of people are looking to find out “where does the green wire go?” Our electricians can provide the wiring you need, saving you time and frustration. It’s also a good idea because the wires you’re working with go to the expensive control system for your heating and cooling.
Secure Wiring for Smart Home Security Features
In many cases, home wiring needs to follow more than the residential electrical code. That’s true of network wiring, A/V wiring for your Florence, SC, home theater, and especially your security system. In businesses, wiring for access control, CCTV monitoring, and other security features needs to be protected against damage, whether intentional or unintentional. It’s a good idea for your home’s security wiring as well.
Outdoor Smart Lighting and Remotely Managed Outdoor Outlets
We’ve already mentioned outdoor lighting and power briefly, but there are a few situations where homeowners really enjoy having smart home equipment manage their outdoor power and lighting. Holiday lighting, for example, with lights and power outlets arranged so your annual display is managed from your smartphone, depending on the system, even when you’re not home. Your entertaining area, patio or barbecue is another great spot for easy light and power control.
Centralized Protective Devices to Keep All Your Smart Home Electronics Safe From Damage
With all the electronics in your Florence, SC, home, it’s important to mention that our electricians can install whole-house surge and lightning protection devices in your power panel. The same goes for other protective devices like GFCI and AFCI these days. Ask us about them!
Your Expert Home Automation Wiring Professionals
At Mister Sparky of Florence, we take care of all your residential wiring, power, and electrical fixture needs. Call our expert residential electricians today!
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