The electrical system is a critical element in how your home functions for you and your family. Listed below are some idea's that will help you and Humphrey Electric make final decisions on the safety, security and convenience you will require for your new home.
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• You will touch your switches and access your electrical outlets every day. Placing your switches in locations that are consistent with the flow of your home is a key design consideration. Review your plans for furniture placement , table lamps operated at the receptacle and how you will enter and exit your new home. www.legrand.us/passandseymour
• The visual environment in the home is perhaps the most overlooked design application in new construction. Proper lighting enhances the look and feel of your living spaces. Consider recessed down lighting for the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, family room and hallways. http://www.lightolier.com/products
• Consider cabinet lighting. You can illuminate under, over and inside of cabinets. LED lighting will enhance any cabinetry. http://www.diodeled.com/category/products/product-type/strip-lights/
• Using dimmers will save energy, increase the life of your light bulbs, and will give you personal control over your visual environment. You can also control your lighting from your bedside, car remote, or a keypad in your home. Dimming a light source by 15% is undetectable but will save you 15% in energy usage and increase lamp life by five times. www.lutron.com
If every home in the US replaced one switch with a dimmer it would be the carbon equivalent of removing 375, 000 automobiles from the highway.