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September 23,2023

Determining the Number of Outlets for Your New Home

Is your family in the planning stages of building a new home? Have you recently moved into your house, and realized that there aren’t enough outlets? Whether you need a complete electrical system installation or simply need a few more places to plug in your devices, the experts at Mr. Electric of Fort Worth are ready to help. We offer a wide range of commercial and residential services including electrical outlet installation, dedicated circuit installation, smart circuit installation, wiring upgrades and electrical service panel upgrades in Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding DFW communities. Are you unsure about how many outlets you need to fuel your family’s high tech lifestyle? Here are some tips and tricks that can help you make the best choice for your loved ones. 

Make Sure You Have Enough Power

The first step is to make sure you will have enough electricity to power the maximum number of outlets. If you’re building a new property, then just make sure you’re installing a 200-amp electrical service panel. If you’re living in an older home, then you may need to upgrade from a 100 amp. Consider the number of people in your home and your family’s personal energy usage. Keep in mind that the number of electronics in use may grow in time, and an upgrade will increase the value and attractiveness of your home if you ever choose to sell or rent. 

Take an Inventory of Electronic Appliances and Devices

Next, you’ll need to take an inventory of how many plugs you need now and in the future. You might be surprised by how many electronics you already have in the home. Some people skimp on the number of outlets because they choose to use plug bars. However, this can be dangerous if overloaded, causing unnecessary risks like electrical fires and damaged electronics. Don’t forget to add in future needs. Your toddler may not have many electronics now, but ten years down the road, they’ll have a room full of gadgets. It’s better to have too many plugs than not enough. 

Location is Important 

You will also need to think about the location of your plugs. Do you need a higher outlet installed for your vacuum or kitchen appliance? Do you have a particularly wide wall? Then be sure you have an outlet every few feet. Otherwise, the cord to your computer, TV or charger might not reach. 

Need an Electrical Outlet Installation? Call Mr. Electric of Fort Worth 

Does your North Texas home need more outlets? Whether you need an entire electrical system for your new house build, or you’re ready to bring 21st century technology to your turn of the century Victorian home, the experts at Mr. Electric of Fort Worth are here to lend a hand. Our certified, licensed and insured electricians are proud to provide quality commercial and residential services in Fort Worth, Arlington, Burleson, White Settlement, Benbrook, Aledo, Weatherford, Texas and surrounding neighborhoods. Contact our office today to learn more or to schedule a convenient appointment.