Extra power points are just so convenient. The more the merrier. But that’s not all.
More power points along with a thorough switchboard inspection and update can effectively take the load off your existing power points and your electrical system hence making running appliances much safer.
You get rid of the extension cord clutter and also free up the existing power points to be used for more important tasks rather than simply charging your gadgets.
As licensed electricians in Geelong, power points installation is one of the most frequent requests we get and the question we get asked most often is what the best places to add extra power points are?
So here you go:
In your living room
This is the place where your family spends the most time and chances are that everybody is trying to get hold of the power point to charge their gadgets while they are here. Take a look at how you have placed the furniture, so you can use the device while it is still charging. Ideally, installing power points in every corner is the best. Avoid the ugly cords by doing things a bit creatively such as installing a power point inside your book shelf, in the drawer or behind the TV screen.
In the kitchen
Your kitchen has a variety of small to large appliances that need to be running throughout the day. From your microwave oven, to fridge, dishwasher, coffee maker, blender and toaster, you need to have power points at the right places so they are easily reachable when you need.
Don’t forget your bathroom
From hair drying to shaving, you need to ask your electrician to install power points in your bathroom in a way that using them is not only convenient but also safe given the fact that your appliances and power points can come into contact with water. For bathrooms that are intended to be used by more than one person at a time, add power points at a distance so you don’t keep bumping into the other person.
Power points in the bedroom
Once you have decided where to place your bed, the placement of power points becomes easy. Consider installing power points and light switches near the bedside as well as besides the door.
Powering the shed
If you plan to use your shed to run power tools or other such equipment, it’s important to install power points that can handle the kind of load these things can put on it. Consider installing at least 3 to 5 power points in the shed to avoid being tempted to use an extension cord which can be extremely dangerous.
Patio and the pool
If you like to spend a lot of time in the outdoors, chances are you might want a couple of power points to charge your gadgets, do some cooking or simply plug in a stereo system.
When planning to install power points near the pool, make sure you are keeping a safe distance from the water.
Power point installation must be carried out by a licensed electrician to help you with not just deciding the best places to install power points, but also making sure that your electrical system can handle the load you are planning to place on it. Also remember to add safety switches on every circuit so your home is safe no matter how many appliances you plug in at a time.
As licensed electricians in Geelong, we can help you with power point installation in your home. Feel free to call us at: 0433 534 922