One of the biggest trends in home building revolves around smart wiring for new homes. Over the years, this field has continued to flourish and grow in popularity, resulting in many choices and options for Toronto homeowners. For those renovating a home, a smart home rewire is often included on the renovation wish list.
So, what exactly is home automation and what home control systems might be worth adding to your space? Depending on the system, you can get access to control parts of your home from a mobile device, no matter where you are. People most commonly think of things like thermostats and sprinkler systems, but with smart wiring for new homes, you can control just about everything. From lights to appliances, electrical outlets, locks on doors and windows, security cameras, as well as heating and cooling systems, it’s possible to have all of those things connected to an automated home control system.
Smart Wiring For New Homes – Where to Start?
For those interested in completing a smart home rewire or including smart wiring in their new home, it’s really best to do some research first. As mentioned, there are so many options and the systems available are constantly changing. Ask yourself what your top priorities are when it comes to adding this type of feature to your home. Are you excited to have better security and feel safe, or is reducing energy and being more efficient your main focus?
Once you’ve nailed down your priorities and what you’d like your custom home system to be able to do, it’s time to start talking to a certified electrician in Toronto. Many of the systems will need to send commands over standard electrical wiring and there’s a lot to keep in mind to make sure the electrical work done in the house is safe and can support your desired systems.
While special wiring may not be exactly what’s required, some of the electrical considerations when it comes to smart wiring for new homes includes:
- Adding a neutral wire at each wall switch.
- Installing in-wall transmitters throughout the house to control groups of lights.
- Using deep junction boxes.
- Completing whole house surge protection.
- Wiring for data cables and selecting the location of a central wiring hub which will house all the home automation and security panel controllers.
In addition, if you are thinking of adding an automated home theater system, you’ll also need to think about wiring for amplifiers, DVD players and DSS receivers. In most cases, you’ll also need to account for space to house all the needed equipment as well as a cooling system for all of the electrical wiring and gear.
Work With Langstaff & Sloan To Upgrade Your Toronto Home
Whether you’ve decided to undertake a renovation or are making plans for a brand new house, it’s important to prioritize your electrical needs and ensure everything is completed properly and safely. When it comes to home control systems, the team at Langstaff & Sloan can help you understand all of your wiring options so that you can make informed decisions that meet your needs and your budget.
Our certified electricians would be pleased to help you custom design wiring architecture and infrastructure to support your ideal Toronto home. Contact us and let’s get started on bringing your home systems to life!