Wiring Your Home

Building a new home can be exciting and also stressful because you get to customize it the way you want. If you are looking to rewire a pre-existing home, it may be a little more work, but it is doable. You will have to start by contacting an architect to get plans drawn up.  After you talk to an architect you are going to want to talk to a building contractor.

Regardless of whether or not you are building a new home or retrofitting a pre-existing home, you are going to want the wiring done properly. Wiring this correctly can save you time, money and frustration (not just for you but for the technicians that are going to install your audio video equipment.)

CONSIDER A 10-YEAR PLAN

While you are in the planning stages you will want the wiring that is going to be installed to last throughout the years. You are going to have to think about the devices that you may want to add in the future.

START WITH A FLOOR PLAN

Working with the architect you will get your floor plan, next you are going to want to pencil in where you want your devices to be installed, anything from your streaming devices to your smart lighting keypads. You are going to also want to put in what types of solutions you’d like in each room. 

MARK YOUR WIRING AND OUTLETS

On the plans you are going to want to mark where the wall outlets are located in each room you will be automating. Your audio/video technician, such as us, or your builder can help you with this.

RUN SPEAKER WIRE

You are going to want to run speaker wire to every room that you are going to have speakers in. Your audio/video technician should be able to run this wire properly. Because you don’t want to run the speaker wires too close to power wires in order to avoid interference.

 

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio, video and security camera  installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team (License #804783). One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.


Building a New Home? Why You Should Wire for Networking

Watch any video advertising about technology today, and you’ll get a singular message: the future is wireless. Truly, you won’t see wires anywhere in commercials from Apple, Google, Microsoft and the rest. They’re ugly and they look cluttered, so let’s innovate ourselves away from them, right?

No. At least, not yet. Sure, the tech gurus have a point that visible, cluttered wires are no one’s idea of luxury. And yes, wireless technology has made major strides in the last decade. But wired networking is still far and away the better choice.

If you’re building a new home, you should wire it thoroughly for networking. Here are a few reasons why.

Follow Their Walk, Not Their Talk

Yes, tech companies have removed wires from their advertising. But if you could peer inside the walls at any of those companies’ headquarters, you know what you’d find? Wires. Gobs and gobs of them.

That’s because they know what we know: wired networking is still the most efficient and reliable option, and it will be for years to come.

You need the most bandwidth possible. Wireless may be sufficient for that standard def video on your phone, but soon you’ll want to push 4K or even 8K streaming to your TV. Can your wireless network handle the strain? Doubtful. You need a wired connection.

Building In Wired Networking Fixes the Clutter

When you build wired networking in from the ground up, you can fix one of the biggest drawbacks to wires: clutter. The reason most people’s wires look terrible is that they aren’t built in. They’re strewn across desks or emerging from uncovered walls. When you build in wired networking, you can run it through the walls, dropping out connection points strategically— only where they’re both needed and out of sight.

Ready to Build?

If you’re ready to build and want to explore wiring for networking, the Experience Audio Video team is here to help. Let’s get started today with a free consultation.

 


3 New Construction Audio Visual Solutions

Whether you are a developer building single-family homes or a homeowner building your new home from the ground up, audio-visual components should be considered early on in the construction process whenever possible.

These days, you can incorporate technology into your home with smart home systems, multi-room music systems, and other systems that can help improve everyday life. And when it comes to new construction, audio-visual solutions can be installed at just the right time, saving you from spending resources and money rewiring or reformatting your home’s existing setup.

When you have the option of installing audio video systems in a new construction home ahead of time, these are three solutions to consider.

  1. Home theater

If you want a dedicated room in your house to be a theater, it’s best to decide which room that will be as early as possible so that you can have all audio-visual components installed, in addition to any specialized carpeting or sound buffering wall covers.

  1. Multi-room music

You have the option of using wireless or wired speakers to set up a multi-room music system in your home, and each has its own benefits. Wireless speakers can be moved and adjusted whenever you want, but they don’t have the same reliability and quality as most wired speakers. Have your contractor work with a residential audio-visual specialist to plan out the best way to accommodate speakers before walls have been installed.

  1. Automated lighting

You can hook up your lights to a home automation system to be able to adjust them from wherever you are; some systems even allow you to have lighting presets based on mood or activity. But your lights will need to be connected, which is much easier when electricians and audio-visual installers can work at the same time, together.

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@experienceaudiovideo.com for a Free Consultation.