There are basically two main parts to a home theater system, and it’s important to get both done right for the utmost enjoyment. There’s the Atlanta electrician home theater setup and the buildout, furniture, decorations and so on.
McCauley Electrical Services is happy to handle the electrical parts of a home theater, whether you’re upgrading your existing electrical and components, or if you’re starting from scratch with a new home theater installation.
The buildout is best handled by an experienced carpenter, handyman, or remodeling company, and perhaps you’d consider an interior designer’s input or choose the decor yourself.
By hiring a qualified, experienced electrician such as McCauley Electrical Services to handle the electrical portion, you can rest assured that all of your components, audio and visual, will work properly and that your electrical system can handle the load placed on it by the home theater system. I’ll make sure everything is done right, up to current code, and that the electrical portion is as seamless and invisible as possible. You don’t want misaligned electrical sockets, loose or exposed wires, or a crooked flat panel TV installation to take away from your enjoyment of family time, sports events or movie nights in your home theater.
Everywhere we look there are smart TVs, speakers and sound systems on sale pretty much year-round. A great home theater installation is a great way to relax, listen to music, and stream the latest movies. After you purchase your new theater system or smart TV, you need to do some planning. Proper planning and installation will go a long way in getting the most out of your new system and ensure that your equipment is protected and safe. McCauley Electric is offering a few tips for a perfect home theater setup and installation. If you need expert installation, you can contact us to schedule the perfect home theater or smart TV setup.
Here are some Electrical Tips for the best home theater or smart TV installation. Careful planning will provide safety, optimal performance and maximum enjoyment. Follow these installation tips for success.
Plan your furniture placement and viewing distance first:
For an optimal viewing follow this guideto determine the viewing distance you should be from your television equipment. Once you have the right distance, you can plan the furniture and speaker layout and start thinking about wire and cable management. Finally, make sure that all equipment wires and cables have necessary access to nearby electrical outlets, and that they are distributed evenly. Or just let McCauley handle it so you don’t have to worry.
Wires and Cable management:
We start out with best intentions when planning our wire and cable management, but it seems things can get messy fast. We recommend using zip ties or electronic wire sleeves for cable and wire management. For those areas of the floor where we need to run cable across short distances you can use wire concealers that will allow foot traffic.
Safety: Anchor that tv or entertainment system to the wall:
All entertainment systems, and TVs need to be mounted to the wall. This is basic safety and will protect our friends and family from unwanted accidents and possible injury. There are many equipment options so look at customer reviews to determine which safety bracket and mounting setup is right for you.
Use surge protectors:
Avoid using extension cords whenever possible. Instead use rated surge protectors to protect your home and home theater investment. The TV, cable box, your Wi-Fi router, speakers all need proper power and surge protection. Invest in quality surge protectors to protect equipment and make sure they are placed in well ventilated areas.
If you need a proper Atlanta electrician home theater setup, upgrades, installation or any other residential electrical services, please contact us. McCauley Electric is your locally owned independent commercial and residential Atlanta electrician. See our reviews here. Serving Midtown, Ansley Park, Buckhead, Alpharetta, John’s Creek and North Metro Atlanta since 1999. For questions or to request service please contact or call (678) 324-3117.