New Construction Electrical Services by P.E.S.

When it comes to building a new home or remodeling your current home, there’s a lot you have to consider. From figuring out the layout to installing flooring, there are a lot of decisions to be made. At Pisgah Electrical Services, we understand that making decisions on the electrical in your home can be stressful. Our team is here to help you understand everything you need to know. 

Where to Begin in New Construction Wiring

Finding the right place to begin figuring out the electrical system in your home can be difficult. The common process is that once you have a structure but before you have drywall up is typically a time when electrical work needs to be done. Contractors will draw lines showing where wires, ductwork, and pipes will be installed. This allows them to assess whether these systems are all working together. As this occurs, all contractors and subcontractors discuss the best approaches and how to make it work. In the end, they come to a consensus and plan so your home will function properly and efficiently. If you want to change or adjust anything to your current system or how the plan currently works, now would be the time to do it. 

Whole home new construction electrical installation, by Pisgah Electrical Services

Electrical Decisions You Need Guidance In

Electricity is how your home runs. You need it for lights, appliances, AC, and electronics. Planning out your electrical system and wiring is not just for safety, but also for functionality and organization. Before contractors get to work, you should make these considerations to your home’s electrical system.

  • Outlet LocationsOutlets are how you plug in your microwave in your kitchen and your lamp in your living room. You can add new outlets for more convenience. Coming up with a lighting layout will help you determine where you need to add outlets in each space. Our electricians at Pisgah Electrical will be able to help you figure out the best way to place these new outlets.
  • Wiring Systems – When you consult with our electricians they will help you figure out the best wiring system for your home. There are three main ones to consider and each has its pros and cons.
  • Advanced wiring – With new technology making life easier, there are new advancements in wiring too. For example, if you want to utilize smart lighting in your home you will need advanced wiring. This way your lighting will be controlled via your phone or voice.
  • Energy Efficiency – Everyone wants to save money where they can, so you can upgrade your home’s electricity to be more energy efficient. Having your home controlled through an energy management system, while futuristic sounding, has a lot of additional benefits. While saving money and the impact on the environment, it can also keep your home safer and running more efficiently. Our team can help you find ways to improve your energy efficiency in your electrical work.
  • Custom Solutions – No one family or household is alike. Everyone has their own unique needs and comforts. You can have custom electrical solutions for your home. Some examples include custom lighting, a charging station for your car, and USB ports. Working with our electrical contractors, we can help you find custom solutions for your needs.

Electrical Systems to Choose From

Like many things in construction, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to your wiring system. Each has its pros and cons. The four main types are batten, conduit, lead-sheathed, casing, and caping.

Batten wiring is when a single electrical wire or a group of wires are laid over a wooden batten. The wires are held to the batten using a brass clip and spaced at an interval of 10 cm for horizontal runs and 15 cm for vertical runs. Some of the advantages of this type of wiring include the low chance of current leakage, very durable, and can be installed fairly quickly. However, it does have some disadvantages including the weather can directly affect the wiring, extra cable is used, and there is the risk of mechanical injury.

Another type of electrical wiring is conduit wiring. This type has two ways of installation. Surface Conduit Wiring is when GI or PVC conduits are installed on walls or roofs, it is known as surface conduit wiring. The conduits are attached to the walls with a 2-hole strap and base clip at regular distances. Electrical wires are laid inside the conduits. Concealed Conduit Wiring is when the conduits are hidden inside the wall slots or chiseled brick wall, it is called concealed conduit wiring. Electrical wires are laid inside the conduits. This is popular since it is stronger and more aesthetically appealing. A few of the pros of this wiring are that it is waterproof, reliable, and maintenance is easy. It also has some cons including difficulty in installing, it’s hard to find defective wiring, and it can be hard to add any additional connections in the future.

Another choice for electrical wiring is lead-sheathed wiring. Lead-sheathed wiring uses conductors that are insulated with VIR and are covered with an outer sheath of lead aluminum alloy which contains about 95% lead. The metal sheath gives protection to cables from mechanical damage, moisture, and atmospheric corrosion. Lead-sheathed wiring has many advantages including it is simple to fix issues, can be used in damp environments, and can last a long time. Some of the disadvantages to keep in mind are it’s not suitable for places in which chemical corrosion can happen, it can be costlier, and there can be a higher risk of injury during installation.

The last wiring system you can choose from is casing and caping. It was quite popular in the past but it is considered obsolete these days due to the popularity of the conduit and sheathed wiring system. The cables used in this electric wiring were PVC, VIR, or any other approved insulated cables. The cables were carried through the wooden casing enclosures, where the casing was made of a strip of wood with parallel grooves cut lengthwise to accommodate the cables. Some of the advantages of this system include custom installation, repairs are easy, and lasts for a long time. However, it does have some disadvantages including a higher risk of fire, humidity easily affects the system, and can have costly repairs.

the Best Choice For New Construction and Remodel Wiring is

Pisgah Electrical Services

Pisgah Electrical Services is your go-to choice for new construction and remodeling electrical work. We offer not only expert advice but also a team of knowledgeable contractors dedicated to delivering top-tier customer service. With a commitment to quality workmanship and a deep understanding of the intricacies of electrical systems, we are here to ensure that your project runs smoothly and efficiently.

Whether you’re embarking on a new construction project or revitalizing your current home through remodeling, Pisgah Electrical Services is your trusted partner. We empower you to make informed decisions about your electrical systems, ensuring safety, functionality, and efficiency. Choose Pisgah Electrical Services for a seamless and reliable electrical solution that transforms your house into a true home.

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