We Can Help You Make Your Home Smarter – Get the Best Tips
When you think of ways to make your home smarter, you might not immediately think of hiring a residential electrician. However, at Sonner Electric, there are many ways we can help make your home smarter – and help assure that your home’s electrical system is up to the demands that extra electricity put on it. Keep reading for more information and call us at 661-728-0126 for an appointment.
Start with an Electrical Upgrade
We recommend that the first step you take is to upgrade your electrical panel. This is essential to ensure that your home can comfortably handle all the electrical upgrades you are bringing to the home. While this can be done afterward, you do not want to overpower your panels because it could be a safety hazard. At a minimum, you will be dealing with circuit breakers constantly being overloaded.
Upgrade Your WIFI
Smartphone apps, programs, and products all communicate with your home’s WIFI network. If it is not strong and consistent in every corner of your home, then you will not be able to use the smart home features everywhere you want to. You might need to upgrade the speed of your WIFI by working with your internet company. It might be a matter of upgrading your router so that your internet can send a strong signal to every corner of your home.
Determine Which Items You Want
If you are planning to create a smarter home, we suggest that you sit down and map out what that looks like. This does not mean that you need to make all the upgrades at once, but you do want to make sure that you are making the wisest investments.
For example, you do not want to buy a wireless doorbell only to later realize that it’s not compatible with the features of your motion-sensor lights. You might also find that you end up with redundant services from several products you buy. Sitting down to plan out what you want, where it will go, and which device you will get helps prevent these problems. Then organize the list in order in which you should invest in first.
The First Step is to Talk to Your Local Electrician
Before you go making major upgrades to what uses your electrical system, you want to make sure that your electrical system is up for the challenge. Contact Sonner Electric at 661-728-0126 now, and we can provide you with an assessment. You can trust our decades of experience. We will give you honest answers about what should be done would, what you could do, and what wouldn’t be worth the investment.