Are you a home-based worker? Given the many advancements in technology, remote working has become more and more common in the United States. Many employees are now being offered a hybrid working arrangement where they can work some days in the office and some days in the comfort of their homes. As convenient as it may be, home-based working comes with a few challenges. One of the most important ways to maintain productivity when working from home? Having the ability to always have electricity and internet access. An effective home office solution requires a comprehensive electrical wiring solution.
Here are some of Art’s best tips for how to improve your home office’s electrical wiring.
Electrical outlets are an easy way to improve your electrical wiring. Extension cords are an all-too-common sight in home office spaces. Not only are they unsafe and ugly, but they’re completely unnecessary. Extension cords are a sure sign that you’re in need of a wiring upgrade.
Simple fixes include:
Following these steps can come close to doubling your available electrical outlets while simultaneously eliminating untidy wiring. The best way to tackle an outlet shortage in your home office (or anywhere for that matter) is to call a licensed electrician. They will be able to advise you on the best outlet options that are suited to your needs.
Pro Tip: We understand that there is no way around having at least some cords and wires as part of your home office setup, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be more organized. If you have several wires running from the back of your computer, printer, fax machine, or any other office equipment, try using zip ties to help manage the chaos! If you’re constantly tripping on cords or you’re always losing track of what’s plugged in and where, zip ties are a great option!
And psst… If you’re feeling fancy, you can even get neon colored zip ties. Color-coordinating the different kinds of wires will make finding and identifying them a breeze!
Considering a hard-wired internet connection can help to provide a stable working and browsing experience. Wi-Fi connections, although handy, can cause intermittent connection issues. This is particularly noticeable during video conferencing. We can attest to the fact that there’s nothing worse than dropping in and out of an important video conference meeting. Additionally, getting a hard-wired connection will also provide you with a reliable connection. This is helpful when other family members are using the Wi-Fi, so you don’t have multiple users battling for bandwidth.
An experienced electrician will ensure that hard-wired connections are neat and conveniently placed.
A dedicated computer circuit is a good security improvement. Computers are sophisticated, yet sensitive electronic technology and they are easily susceptible to electrical signal changes.
A dedicated circuit isolates your equipment from other devices on separate circuits. These can include items such as a washing machine or a refrigerator. These appliances draw power intermittently, which can affect the delivery of electricity.
Another threat to be aware of? Electrical surges. These have the potential to damage your computer, even if it’s a mobile device. Not to mention the work you could lose in the event of a power surge. If you’ve never lost a project or work because your computer experienced a power surge, we envy you. To eliminate the panic attack, our electricians recommend using a surge protector. It will effortlessly protect your electronic devices, so you don’t have to worry about any extreme damages or losses.
Pro Tip: If you have several appliances that require higher levels of electricity it may also be worth investing in a whole-home surge protector to be completely covered.
Where surge protectors provide basic protection, a power conditioner provides full protection. It’s a cheap insurance option to keep your appliances and mobile devices for years to come. Electronic devices are refined tools. Power conditioners will provide your devices with better quality electrical fuel. Electricity is complex, and a power conditioner will protect the most sensitive equipment while giving you complete peace of mind.
There are many other home office electrical upgrades at your disposal. These include lighting upgrades, security additions, and energy saving solutions for your home office.
Art Plumbing, AC & Electric offers prompt, professional, and thorough electrical services. Whatever your electrical problem, trust the team at Art to help you figure it out. For the best home office electrical advice, call Art Plumbing, AC & Electric at 1-800 475-1504 today!
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