An entertainment centre is a perfect way to relax. Family members and friends will enjoy this type of space and having this kind of room in your home will allow you to enjoy movies, sporting events, music and more.
Certain tricks will ensure you set up your media centre properly so that you can make the most of this room and have an awesome entertainment centre. If you want to keep your cords organized, protect your equipment and optimize your unit’s performance, the following electrical tips will help:
Plan your furniture arrangement
Planning the placement of your furniture should be done first as this aspect will affect the speaker placement and wiring of your entertainment centre, which needs to have as many electrical outlets as possible. Whether you want a wall unit, simple shelving or a cabinet, you need to decide on this in advance so that you can plan the room and seating accordingly.
Control the cables
Wires and cables can get out of hand really fast, which is why you need to keep control of this aspect. You can use clips to keep the wires that extend from your television to the different electronic devices in place. You should also make sure that the wires leading to your sound system are both organized and contained. Using zip ties or sleeves is another great way to colour code so that you can easily monitor the cables and the devices they lead to.
Use surge protectors
Safety is extremely important, so make sure that every one of your devices is plugged into surge protectors, as this will ensure that your equipment is safe. While a power surge is unlikely to occur, it is not worth the risk and surge protectors are incredibly inexpensive. You will also eliminate the chances of potentially costly damage, so do not take the risk.
Make sure you don’t overload the circuits
It is very important that you disperse your power draw evenly across outlets, so make sure you do not plug all of your equipment into one outlet. Check to see which breakers control the different outlets within your home and try your best to separate your equipment onto the different circuits.
Don’t forget about the heat output
Electronic devices generate heat and if several of them are placed together, the heat can become a fire hazard or may fry your equipment. In order to prevent this from happening, you need to make sure that there is somewhere for the heat coming from your different systems to go, especially if your entertainment centre has closed shelves.
Expert Electric Winnipeg can help you set up the perfect entertainment centre. Our electricians are experts in this field and specialize in both commercial and residential electrical projects. Whether you need home rewiring, surge protection or knob and tube assistance, our reputable contractors can help, so give us a call now!