If you own or are thinking about purchasing a home that was built before the year 2000, chances are very good the current wiring in your home will not be sufficient to run all of the electronics we all depend upon these days.
In 2000, we didn’t have as much demand for high speed connections as we do now. And while wireless is moving up from 4g to 5g, home wiring is also changing and evolving. I am not going to be too specific here, that’s better done in person, one on one. I did, however, notice a post on line which has some great bullet points for what we should all be considering for our homes in today’s tech heavy environment.
Before you do anything, take a look at some of these suggestions from Better Homes and Gardens:
“Sit down with your family to identify your wants and needs, but plan to keep an open ear for suggestions from your potential contractors. Consider questions such as:
- Do you want a home theater installation? What about whole-house audio?
- Will you want to receive TV signals via traditional antenna, cable, or satellite?
- Do you want to network multiple computers?
- Do you want to share high-speed Internet access, such as a cable modem or Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)?
- Will security, lighting control, or home automation systems be included in your plan?
- If you have a home office, how might business growth affect your technology needs?
Solicit bids and initial designs from a variety of professionals. If you give everyone the same set of requirements, the proposals will give you a better understanding of each person’s expertise.
Have a budget and general time frame in mind when talking to potential contractors. Remember that a basic home networking system will allow you to add devices and functions as you grow into your home; you don’t necessarily need everything right away.
Evaluate how your priorities compare to the proposals you receive. All the ideas should be focused on providing solutions and systems with which you’ll be comfortable.
Ask to see demonstrations of the equipment the contractors propose. You might also ask to talk to other homeowners whose installations they’ve done.
Check references and credentials as appropriate. You might also ask architects and builders their opinions of a given contractor’s work.”
To see the entire post on BHG https://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/advice/expert-advice/wiring-your-home-for-todays-electronics/