Electronics

From upgrading your electrical panel to home automation systems, these guides offer tips for keeping your home up-to-date electronically for yourself and prospective buyers in the future.

  • Upgrading an Electrical Panel

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Adding an addition to your home or remodeling it often means that you'll be adding electrical lines for new outlets, fixtures, and switches. Your current electrical panel may not be able to handle the additional lines and may have to be upgraded. You'll need to get a new...

  • Installing and Running a Generator

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    If you've previously experienced a power outage, whether it's a problem with the utility company, a storm, or other natural disaster, you are well aware of the inconvenience of not having electricity. Having a generator can help you keep things going until main power is...

  • Home Automation Systems

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Home automation was once a thing that only existed in movies. Then it became available only for the rich. That has all changed--as time goes on, home automation is quickly becoming a commonality. It's possible, and now affordable, for you to control almost everything in...

  • Installing a Telephone System

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Whether you're putting in phone lines for a new phone or upgrading your old lines, installation is pretty simple. All it takes is a few tools and a little bit of time. Types of Phone Systems Before you begin, you'll need to decide what type of phone system you need. Here...

  • Replacing Electrical Switches and Outlets

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    The major benefit to installing your own electrical switches and outlets is the money you save. Hiring an electrician can be very expensive. However, if you aren't sure of what you're doing, it's much better to hire one than to do it yourself. Working with electricity can...

  • Installing a TV Wall Mount

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    One of the benefits of having a flat-panel TV is that it isn't necessary to keep it on a TV stand. The TV can be mounted on the wall, which can save a significant amount of space in the room, and the streamlined look is on the cutting edge of style. Every TV is a little...

  • Ceiling Fan Repair

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Ceiling fans are a great way to stay cool, but there's nothing more annoying than a fan that wobbles, makes a lot of noise, or just doesn't turn on anymore. Fortunately, these problems usually have pretty simple fixes. A Fan That Won't Turn On Before you take the fan...

  • Installing a Ceiling Fan

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    On a hot day, all you really need is a little breeze to keep you cool. Having a ceiling fan might be just what you need to beat the heat. If you need a ceiling fan in a particular room, read on to find out how to install one. Preparation Pick a ceiling fan There are many...

  • Installing a Home Theatre System

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    If you love unbelievable graphics, ultra-loud sound effects, and seeing the grit, grime, and sweat of your favorite sports teams in high definition, a home theatre system is definitely for you. Not only can you enjoy your favorite shows and movies with your family, but...

  • Installing Cable Wire

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Cable is almost essential for any home--it has become the primary method of receiving both TV and Internet service. If you want easy access to cable from anywhere in your home, you'll need to make sure it is properly wired. Planning Planning how and where you're going to...

  • Home Theater Accessories

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    With new technologies coming out seemingly every day, the quality of the home theater experience has accelerated far beyond what most people imagined was possible. On top of your television and sound system, however, are other accessories you can add on to make your system even...

  • Setting Up a Wireless Network

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Wireless networks are becoming more common every day. You can hardly go to a coffee shop or bookstore without seeing a sign advertising its Wi-Fi setup. Additionally, many homes have their own wireless networks due to the increased use of Smartphones and multiple computers....

  • Setting Up Surround Sound

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    For many people, the movie-watching experience is an important one. Immersing yourself in a good film can be a great way to forget about the worries of the day and spend time with people you care about. Modern technology has brought people closer to replicating the thrill...

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