Electrical Tips for Setting Up an Awesome Entertainment Centre

Whether you enjoy a movie, listen to music, or catch the game, having a great entertainment centre setup is an excellent way to relax and enjoy life. To properly enjoy your media centre, some tricks can be employed that will help keep your mess of cords organized, protect your equipment, and optimize the unit’s performance. At Elextric, we know a couple of great electrical tips for setting up an awesome entertainment centre. Our licensed electricians are available to help install an electrical system that will work perfectly for your needs.

Home Entertainment Centre Setup Tips

Few things beat being able to kick back and enjoy the perfect entertainment centre setup. The best entertainment units should be planned carefully to ensure the best operation possible. To protect your home and get the most enjoyment possible out of your unit, make sure you observe the following entertainment centre setup tips:

1.     Plan the Furniture Placement First

Whether you are using a wall unit, a cabinet setup, or a simple series of shelves, make sure you plan out the placement of the entertainment centre and seating before getting started. This will affect speaker placement and wiring for the entertainment centre. Be sure that your entertainment centre has access to as many electrical outlets as possible.

2.     Keep Control of Cables

Cables and wires can get out of hand really quickly. Use clips to keep wires in place from the television to the different electronic devices, and make sure that the wires leading to the sound system are all organized and contained. You can use sleeves or zip ties to colour code to know which cable leads to which device.

3.     Use Surge Protectors

Make sure that every single device is plugged into surge protectors to ensure that your equipment is safe. A power surge is unlikely, but it can cause costly damage if it occurs, and surge protectors are incredibly inexpensive, so do not risk it.

4.     Do Not Overload Circuits

Make sure that you disperse your power draw evenly across outlets. Do not plug all of your equipment into one outlet. Check on which breakers control the different outlets in your home and do your best to separate equipment onto the different circuits.

5.     Monitor Heat Output

If your entertainment centre has closed shelves, make sure that there is somewhere for the heat from your different systems to go. Electronic devices generate heat and, when multiple devices are put together, this heat can become a fire hazard or fry your equipment.

Elextric, your local London electrician can resolve the issue and ensure that the electrical wiring in your home is safe and compliant. What’s more, you can call on us for assistance with lighting design and installation for extensions, renovations and new builds. Keep our number 02032868525 at hand, so you can easily get in touch when you need us.

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