3 Important things to Consider when Installing Smart Switches for Your Lights
by Ryan DalPezzo, Owner
When modernizing your Northern Virginia home, installing smart switches can be a great way to bring it up to date and capitalize on your energy savings. However, it isn’t always the simplest process, which is why the team from RD Matthews Electrical has collected a list of helpful things for you to consider.
Before installing smart switches, it’s important to make sure that:
You Have a Good Idea of Your Home’s Electrical Wiring
Before installing smart switches in your Northern Virginia home, it’s important to have a good understanding of how your home is wired. This is because if you live in a home with outdated wiring, you’re going to need to contact an electrical wiring professional to rewire your household before you’re able to install your new smart switches. Most smart switches work optimally with copper wiring, which is today’s electrical wiring standard.
You Know What the Interior of Your Light Switch Box Looks Like
Since most smart switch systems will often need more wiring than traditional switches, ensuring there’s enough room to install everything that’s needed into your switch box is essential. In addition, each smart switch will need to be connected to your home’s ground and neutral wire to function properly, so it’s often best to call in a professional to ensure the job is done correctly.
Understanding Your Maintenance & Wireless Connection Needs
One of the most important aspects of your new smart switch is having a reliable Wi-Fi connection, because without it, your wireless devices aren’t going to work. You’ll need to make sure there’s a strong wireless signal wherever you’re installing switches to ensure you can easily communicate with your lighting system . When it comes to maintenance, all you’ll need to do is update the software of your smart switches occasionally and that’s it!
Contact us to install smart switches in Northern Virginia!
Do you want to bring your home into the 21st century by taking advantage of new smart switch technology? Doing so is easy with the installation team from RD Matthews Electrical. Contact us online today or call (540) 840-2933 for an estimate.