Electrical Systems In A Modern House

The modern electrician has a more complex job as compared to counterparts from 60 years ago. While the actual wiring installation process is much simpler because the wire can be just installed in holes drilled in the frame and does not need any conduit, the wiring system itself can be very complex. This is  due to the modern trend of a full security system and security lights, and the need for communication cables and antenna cables and such like.

In addition the modern house uses flush fitted LED lighting which is a bit more difficult to install neatly than a simple light bayonet screwed on the ceiling. The modern house will also use a lot more light switches and power switches, and the owner will insist on special lighting in the bedrooms, in any office and over any bathroom vanities and especially in the kitchen and dining rooms.

The electricians Invercargill will need to pay particular attention to how much load is likely on any Circuit, and they will also want to minimise the total amount of copper cabling that is installed as copper is a very expensive resource nowadays. Fortunately for the electrician he will be able to apply a standard plan to any work that he’s doing in a new house, and after he has installed the wiring in a few houses he will develop a standard system and will be very efficient.

The requirement for full security is a complicating Factor, because it means that wiring for all of the security lights at the corners of the house need to be brought back to one switch,  generally just inside the front door. Fortunately for the electrician these security systems come with standard fittings that are easily connected.

The electrician will need to be on site and run all there cables just after the frame has been erected for the new house, as at this point it is very easy for the electrician to drill holes through the frame in order to install the cables. The next visit the electrician makes to the site will be once the house has been completed and the lining has been installed and all of the plastering and painting has been completed. The electrician will go around the house and connect up every light fitting and light and power switch and built in appliance. When the work is complete then the whole job will need to be inspected by a qualified electrical inspector, but generally if the electrician is experienced and trusted by the inspector the inspection will be short and with no problems.

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