When it comes to the electrical demand that we need accommodated for modern living, older houses, condos, apartments, and so forth, were not built intuitively in many aspects. Electrical devices and appliances that bring entertainment, make our lives convenient, and other perks are plentiful these days. The electrical system of older homes frequently has a host of electrical issues. With that in mind, we at Peterkin Electric would like to take the opportunity to address these homes simply not having enough outlets.
Benefits of Adding Electrical Outlets to Finished Walls & Other Solutions
1) Increase your plug in space. If other options are not an option, you can double a 2-outlet into a 4-outlet with an adapter. This will also allow you to plug in four bulky devices with transformers too.
2) Use your tech to help. For those who have a desktop, a laptop, printers, WIFI routers, and so on, the computer area alone likely needs 2-3 dozen outlets. Have one of the devices, like the laptop for instance, should you experience low outlet availability. With a brick-attached device known as an AC Adapter Tap, this gadget can help give you some power elsewhere by giving you 2 extra plugs. This little helper plugs in between your power cord and your AC Adapter brick.
3) Extend the electrical outlet reach. Another scenario is when the outlets are poor designed, and they are located in off places where your plugs simply cannot reach. Extension cords can be an ideal solution if safely executed. Having the cords strung all over is not only an eyesore, but it is a safety hazard, and should be just a temporary solution. Use Multi-Lines, as they are colorful extension cords, white, blue, or pink, that can stagger their outlets along the length of the cord to help you remember what is plugged in. They can give you 3 plugs in three different places for each one you plug in to the wall. Be sure to conceal them if possible and you are leaving them awhile.
4) Reduce the demand. Though you can camouflage the extension cords with covers for the unmovable devices like a refrigerator or TV, some people would rather avoid the extension cords. Installing new outlets, or other permanent solutions may not be an issue with a rental, leaving you to decide what really needs to be constantly plugged in. Some can be unplugged when not in use, and free up an outlet for when you need it for something else, where some of the electronics and devices are optimally left plugged in.
5) Install more outlets. You can install additional outlets if you own or get permission from the landlord. Hire an electrician to install a few outlets in various rooms of the house where they are needed, or even potentially needed as this project is not safely done as a DIY project. A few more outlets than what you currently need a few more outlets than what you currently need and being prepared. Additional outlets can also help outdoors as well.