If you’re a follower of Facebook posts, you know many people share “good old days” posts. They profess times were better when living was simpler. And they share these thoughts from their iPhones or tablets. They’re probably wearing buds and listening to their personal music library while they read Facebook. Because of that, charging receptacles are in-demand everywhere.
Today: Charging Receptacles in Every Room of Your House
You can convert standard wall outlets to electrical outlets with charging receptacles. In today’s world, having one or more charging receptacles in every room of your house just makes sense. “Dead batteries can lead to depression and withdrawal symptoms,” said Forbes’ Christopher Helman. We’re not sure if he was joking.
Charging receptacles add convenience and will increase the resale value of your home. Most new-home construction already includes wall outlets with charging receptacles.
However, charging electronics adds clutter. It’s unattractive to have phones, tablets, and more plugged-in to every wall outlet family members (and their friends) can find. In every room of your house.
You can buy cabinets and home charging stations for small electronics. Paying more than $2,000 for an ugly charging cart or “tech tub” isn’t any home interior designer’s idea of attractive. And the demand on your home’s electrical load may not stand up to what you’re already doing: charging dozens of personal electronics every day in every room of your house.
Consider installing a home charging station.
Upscale homes have charging stations, but it’s more affordable than you think. They are strategically but tastefully placed. Some charging receptacles configurations are located near the back door for grab-and-go. Some homeowners convert a closet into a charging station with shelves for electronics storage or board games.
Charging receptacles can be located inside:
- Built-in cabinets and modified drawers
- Laundry rooms
- Medicine cabinets
EV Charging Stations
EV (electric vehicles) charging stations substantially increase your property value. Homes with EV charging stations list 1.5 times higher than comparative metro-area homes and 2.6 times higher than the rest of the country. Your EV purchase included a Level 1 charger that plugs into a garage wall outlet. For some people, that’s all they need. Most of us need to upgrade to a Level 2 EV charger.
TIO Electric Specializes in Charging Solutions for Phoenix Homes
“Installing home charging stations is easy,” said one website. “Any electrician can do it.”
Another expert said, “You can step-by-step DIY (do-it-yourself) electrical wall outlets. Step 1 is to make an appointment with your local electrician.” For safety purposes and to meet our local code requirements, you must have an electrician to work with electricity.
Charging receptacles add value to your quality of life, and they increase your property value. If you’re planning a new home build or renovation this year, don’t forget to upgrade wall outlets. Turn It On Electric will work with you or your contractor. Charging receptacles should be included in every room in your house, without or with a built-in charging station.
Technology and electricity were made for each other. We are experts in technical electrical smart home upgrades. Contact TIO Electric of Phoenix and Tucson to learn more.