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Home Office Electrical Essentials

If the past two years of working from home have taught us anything, it’s how to make life easier with home office electrical essentials. Most of us may have only had a small corner dedicated to a home office, but that has changed.

We have been spending much more time in them lately and for many of us, that is not about to change. The first thing we have noticed is where we need to make improvements.

Home Office Electrical Essentials

If you haven’t already called your electrician for home office improvements, here are a few that you likely will find extremely helpful.

More Outlets and Upgrades

It wouldn’t be a surprise if the first home office electrical essentials you needed were more outlets. Chances are, you are having to plug in more devices while working from home.

A printer, an extra computer, extra lights for video calls, and possibly even an air conditioner or a space heater. If your house is older, you may also need to have the electrical system upgraded to make sure it can handle the extra need.

If you have the kids at home being home-schooled, then both of these steps will be vital. The electrical circuit may not be able to handle the extra devices and it will need to be upgraded.

Surge Protectors

Another home office electrical essential is to protect all your devices from power surges. These can happen from extreme weather or randomly from your power grid.

These power surges can damage your appliances and devices and, in some cases, even start a fire. You don’t want to have to replace all your computers and devices, as these surges can damage all your appliances, as well.

Power surges can also happen when one or more of your larger appliances use a lot of energy. If they go in cycles, like a refrigerator or an air conditioner, the other appliances and devices can experience a massive surge of power.

Better Lighting

The lighting in your home office may have been fine for a brief period of time, but if you are now using it on a full-time basis, you need better lighting. Eye strain can become a big problem very quickly without good lighting.

A good ceiling light, complete with a ceiling fan will make your time in your home office much more comfortable. You can also consider a few task lights, like lamps or wall sconces.

LED lights are a smart choice as they last a lot longer, don’t heat up the bulb or the space, and use less electricity. They also work very well on a dimmer system, so you can take control of the lights throughout the entire workday.

Air Flow and Temperature

For comfort and quality of life, it’s important that you have proper heating, air conditioning, and airflow. Even if your home office has a window, it may be very noisy or dusty to have it open all day.

Home office electrical essentials must include the air in the room. Many home offices are in basements, beside the laundry room, or in back rooms that no one uses.

You can’t get any work done if you are always too hot, too cold, or the room is too stuffy. Ask about getting air and heat to flow through your home office to ensure comfort and safety.

Home Office Electrical Essentials

If your home office isn’t working for you, call us to find out about a few home office electrical essentials. Here at Teague Electric, we can offer solutions for all your home office needs.