Electrical Tips

3 Electrical Tips for Building a Home or Adding an Addition

Whether you’re building a new home or putting on an addition to your house, knowing the right electrical tips before you begin could make a difference in how much you spend in the end. It’s easier (and less expensive) to plan things out in advance than it is to go back and make changes after construction has ended. With the right electrical tips, your new home or addition will be more efficient and make life a little easier in any room you build or renovate.

Here are three electrical tips to keep in mind during the design of your new home or addition.

#1: Consider the placement of electrical outlets.

The placement of electrical outlets in your new home or addition is a crucial consideration. Just how many and where they’ll be installed may change depending on the size of the room and the placement of construction. Consider where you want appliances to go and where you may need power for tools or lighting. Planning out your electrical access ahead of time will help you determine how much power your room will need to access. Our recommendation? It’s always better to have more electrical outlets than not enough.

#2: Plan in advance where fixed lighting will go.

In addition to planning out the placement of your electrical outlets, you should also consider the placement of fixed lighting far before construction begins. Whether you’re adding on a room or building a house from the ground up, know where you want fixed fixtures, recessed lighting, and other stationary light sources to go. Last-minute changes can be costly and time-consuming. It’s best to have a solid plan in place before getting started.

#3: Understand your demand for electricity.

It’s important to consider the capacity of an electrical system when compared to the energy consumption of your household and those who live in it. In most cases, one-hundred to two-hundred amps will be adequate for a standard-sized household, though this is a conversation you should have with a professional electrician to ensure your new or current system is sufficient for your energy demand. 

Are you currently building or adding an addition to your home or business and looking for a trusted electrician for the job? Contact Eric Krise Electric to learn how we can be of service: 856.769.3932.