If you are building a new house, you may want to think about making your house an automated or smart house. The best time to think about this is before your house starts getting wired for electricity. Even if you don't want to have a smart home now, you may want to take advantage of the automation features later, and having a house that is ready to go will make the whole process much easier. Hardwiring your house is also going to give you more options and more features than adding smart systems in piecemeal.
When your electrician says they are going to hardwire something into your house, you may be confused as to what that means. The term hardwired means that instead of using systems that you add in later and that plug into the house's electrical system, the wiring that is necessary is already installed into the house. For example, your house may already have ethernet cable running through it, which means that you can have Wifi hubs installed when you are building the house. They are already part of your house's system, and all you need to do is make sure that those hubs are connected to a network, which can be a control panel that is connected to all the smart features.
Benefits of Hardwiring
There are several benefits to hardwiring a home automation system. One is that the electrician can run all the cables before the walls are finished. They can even add in more cables to more outlets than you think you may need, in order to upgrade the system. Having everything hardwired during the building stage also means that the electrician doesn't have to tear up walls or otherwise disturb you when you are retrofitting your house so that they can run the right cables and wires in your house.
Drawbacks of Hardwiring
There are a few drawbacks to hardwiring your house for a smart house system. One is that it is going to take a little longer to run the wires. That's because there are more wires that need to be run and the wiring diagram will be more detailed. It will also cost more money.
Home automation may seem like it is straight out of The Jetsons, but it is actually part of the present. If you want to have your house automated, the best time to start doing it is when you are building your house. Your residential electrician will be able to help you get the process started.