Why Prewiring is Important
When building a new home, it is critical to think ahead in order to determine how to properly utilize the space to reach its full functional capacity. Doing a pre-wire during your home’s construction will save both time and money, as well as safe-guard your home for the future. Some of the most important steps in this process are setting your home up for sound and creating a proper network.
Setting up an appropriate network in your home allows you to access the internet to its full potential. We run hardwired lines to multiple locations in your home so that your devices connect directly into the internet instead of draining your WiFi. It is crucial to recognize that WiFi and internet are not the same. When your home is hardwired, you have a direct line to the internet, allowing for faster speeds and stronger connectivity for multiple devices. WiFi is simply a signal that is sent out across your network. You are able to connect multiple devices to your home’s WiFi signal, however, the more devices you have connected, the slower the connection becomes. Typically, a WiFi network can support three devices, but exceeding three will begin to affect the speeds at which those devices run. Hard-wiring your home ensures higher speeds and better connectivity no matter how many devices are in use.
Pre-wiring also prepares and arranges your home to be equipped with sound. This could be for a future surround-sound setup or a whole, home audio system. Maximizing your home’s capacity for sound should be second on your list when wiring for a low-voltage system. Not only will this save you time in the future, but it will also save you money. Setting up sound during your home’s construction will cost only a fraction of what it would in a fully finished home. In some cases, it might even be impossible to put sound in an area that is already finished without making major adjustments.
Pre-wiring is a step often neglected during the building process, but it is the best way to not only sustain sound and a secure network in your home, but save you time, effort, and money in the long run!