How to Wire a House

Electrical wiring is placed in the house so that electricity can course through the entire structure. It allows all the parts of the house to receive the same electric supply. The wiring is controlled by switches, which control parts of the current.


Know the Path


To wire a house, you must know how power is distributed around it. There are three wires that power passes through. Two are hot wires that carry around 120 volts a piece. The third wire is neutral and is not connected to switches or anything that disrupts the flow of electricity.

Each circuit must have an effective grounding system to prevent an abnormal current flow from creating electrical hazards. The grounding system often takes the form of a main ground wire and the attachment of the other wires to the main bus bar. The electrical system is then connected to a junction box so that every room can have their electrical systems controlled remotely.


Safety First


Prioritize safety while providing the highest level of versatility for the wiring. Try to see if each room of the house can accommodate at least one outlet for each wall. Outlets should be at least a foot from the floor and the actual wiring should be a foot above the outlet. You may also want to use the three-pronged outlet if your house is grounded.




Determine the type of lighting that will be used for each room. You may want to put up a ceiling fan or add a dimmer. You may also want to decide how many switches you want to have in the room. Make sure that the configuration you choose can be changed easily. This is so it can accommodate any future redecorations.

Figure out which appliances go in what room. This will help you decide the electrical plans for the house. This minimizes the risk of having electrical hazards. This will lead to a more efficient electrical system.

When you are finished, it is good to have your work checked by a professional electrician.