A dimmer switch can be a useful feature in all kinds of places — dining rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, and virtually any other living space can be enhanced with the varying levels of brightness provided by a dimmer switch. However, not all homes are outfitted with these responsive switches. Dimmer switch installation is something that may seem like a minor project, but poor planning and installation can have a major negative impact on the usability and safety of your home’s lights. Working with a professional electrician is crucial for proper dimmer switch installation. Here are some basic steps your electrician will take during dimmer switch installation.
Safety is Key During Dimmer Switch Installation
Your electrician will take steps to promote safety throughout the entire process of dimmer switch installation. Any electrical work requires a thorough knowledge of electricity and the associated safety hazards. The first step your electrician will take is to turn off the power going to your light switch. Then, they will remove the old faceplate and switch and confirm that the power is cut off by using a live wire tester or another tool.
Your Electrician Will Tango with a Tangle of Wires
Aside from the obvious safety benefits, working with an experienced electrician allows you to avoid making sense of the wires involved in dimmer switch installation. Your electrician will remove any wires connected to the existing switch, strip the insulation on the wires, and reconnect the wires to the new dimmer switch. Keeping track of which wires are which is vital.
Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy Your New Dimmer Switch
Once the wires are reconnected, your electrician will fold the wires back into the switch box and install the dimmer and cover plate with appropriate screws. All that’s left for you is to sit back, relax, and enjoy your new dimmer switch! If you’re interested in adding dimmer switches, motion lighting, or other features to your home’s lighting, contact the team at Professional Electric!
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