Every guy I know loves to watch great movies with great sound. These days, everyone wants to have the best home theater system available. If you are one of these people, and are investing your hard-earned money into getting an awesome system, you might want to consider hiring a professional electrician to assist with the design and install. Here's why: there are many different electrical connections, wire gauges and pieces of equipment that make up a great system. you do not want to overload your circuit breakers or having lights flickering causing problems. Also, you want to have the right surge suppressors to ensure your equipment is safe from lightning strike or other utility company electric spikes.
There is more involved than most people think. When investing a lot of money into a home theater system, it is best to leave it to the pros. You might want to have an electrician come out and inspect your existing electrical system and help you determine what upgrades or additions you might need. If you have a smart TV, blu-ray, receiver, high-powered speakers etc..., they will definitely carry a heavy load. Being proactive here is the key. You might be fine with what you have or you might need to upgrade certain areas.
You also will likely want to have an aesthetically-pleasing set up which means you do NOT want the wires exposed. A good electrician can work with you to ensure that wires are properly hidden and not in places that could cause problems like them being severed. Again, power surges CAN happen and it is important to have the right equipment installed to protect your home theater investment.
At the end of the day, safety is important. Make your investment and spend a little extra to have peace of mind knowing your system is properly installed. Give us a call and McCauley Electrical if you are in need of help. We service all of Albany and the surrounding Capital Region.