Low Voltage Wiring

Low voltage wiring can be very useful if you don’t want wires running all through the house.  The number of things that require low voltage wiring is steadily growing.  These include things like telephone wires, TV Cable, thermostat wires and network cables.

     Since these do not carry high voltage they don’t require ESA approval to be installed.  That means that it is not beyond possibility to do this wiring as a DIY project.  If you feel comfortable running a wire through your walls and you take care to avoid potential problems then you might find it worth doing if you have the time.

     The main concern is that nothing goes wrong when the wire is in place.  The worst case scenario is that somehow the insulation on your regular power lines gets damaged and the live wire comes in contact with the low voltage wire.  That would immediately and definitely fry whatever delicate electronics happen to be connected to the low voltage wire.  A secondary but equally valid issue is minimizing the damage to your walls if you put in these wires yourself.

The simplest solution to all of this is to call HouseDepot and have it done for you.  That way you have nothing to worry about and you can be sure that everything will be done right.