From the moment your little one is born, your life will change in ways you never imagined. One is a more practical way, reflecting how much electrical power provides for our lives. Beginning in the nursery and evolving over time to when your child is getting ready for college, your home here in Euless, TX will need to support a wide range of devices, providing safety and comfort in the early years and adding support for learning devices, entertainment, communication, and lifestyle changes for your whole growing family. Your electrician can make a big difference in how your family life evolves with a few changes to your home’s electric service and wiring.
The Nursery Years
Your child’s first environment will need a number of devices for modern childcare, including of course a baby monitor, a source of soothing music, and environmental gear such as a humidifier and air filter if needed. You’ll also need power for any devices that the parents need such as bottle warmers and the ever present phone charger. All of those devices and more will need to be connected in convenient locations, rather than scattered around the room at available outlets. Our electrician can add outlets, increase dual to quad outlets, and also upgrade any existing outlets to childproof ones for the future.
As Children Get More Active
Wandering children are curious children, and childproof outlets will be the rule wherever your child could conceivably get in contact with them. These aren’t outlets with the old plastic inserts that have to be removed and set aside when the outlet is in use, then found again when the device is unplugged. These are modern outlets required by electrical code for new homes, with a mechanism that prevents single exploratory pieces of metal from being inserted. Only simultaneous entry into both sides, by a proper plug for example, can provide access to your home’s electric circuits.
Other safety measures include GFCI devices in your children’s bathrooms and in fact throughout your home, wherever water and electricity could mix, for everyone’s sake. A children’s bathroom should also have a water leak detector to sound the alarm directly or through your home’s alarm or smart home system, so that little explorers that turn on the water can’t make too much of a mess before people come running, informed by technology, to turn it off.
Your child may also benefit from interesting lighting fixtures, colorful lighting displays, and other distractions that make for a stimulating environment. If you enjoy implementing the latest technology, it’s a straightforward matter to install window shade controls that, with an intelligent controller, manage the amount of sunlight that enters the room during the day. Our versatile electrician can install these and other electrical devices and circuits as needed for a safe, convenient, and enriching environment for your child.
Family Time Is Special Time
One way that families get together and enjoy an evening together, relax and have fun on rainy days, and even learn and explore new worlds is through a home theater system. Properly installed, it can be a great resource and a way to stay social rather than focus on individual screens. Our electricians can install the power your system needs for the television, high-powered amplifier, content sources, and other equipment as well as wiring your system for networking and speakers.
We use our electrician’s skills to locate the wires behind your walls or in other safe locations that keep them out of the way of young children, making it easier to just relax and enjoy the show. You can also connect your gaming system when children get old enough to enjoy the active games that are available for them. Other family social environments include the kitchen and outdoor areas such as the deck, all of which can benefit from a visit by the electrician to provide convenient power outlets, weatherproof if appropriate.
Tweens Need Power
Tweens, spending time in their rooms studying, playing, and communicating, need well-located connections to electrical power for their devices, including chargers for their phones and computers. You may want quad outlets, or outlets that include USB power to minimize the clusters of “wall wart” power adapters, and you definitely should make sure your children minimize their use of extension cords and power strips that spread electrical risks across the room, creating potential hazards for shock, liquid spills into outlets, and poor connections that heat up and could cause damage. Extension cords also are prone to wear from chair wheels rolling over them and other abrasions, creating still more risks. Stay focused on wall connections, and you’ll keep them safer.
Teens and Tech Sophistication
Your teens also have the need for plenty of places to plug in, including their gaming systems, computers, televisions, and media sources. Gaming, remote health and education applications, and general video conferencing applications require plenty of network speed, so if your kids don’t have network access via a cable box, wired Ethernet may be a good idea. For teen rooms, our electricians can also add features like unique lighting fixtures, smart gadgets including light switches, and workspaces with pre-installed power for both regular and USB similar to those available at libraries and coffee shops. Once you see all that we can do for your kids, there’s only one problem: you’ll want upgrades for your master bedroom as well. That’s a great idea, and we’ll be glad to do it.
Your Versatile Electrician Can Help You Get Creative in Wiring Your Home for Your Family
Our Tioga Plumbing & Electric team of electricians serving the Euless, TX area is ready to update your home for your changing lifestyle as your family grows. We’ll make sure that your electrical power is easily available, safely installed, and ready for the wide variety of devices a modern family enjoys. Give us a call to help your family with great ideas and professional work.
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