Many homeowners are finding ways to incorporate smart products into their homes. One popular choice is the smart switch. Being able to turn your lights on from the driveway or garage before entering a dark house and fumbling for a switch is another level of luxury. And, being able to turn the lights off from the comfort of the couch or your bed is pure bliss. Regardless of the type of light you pick, you can control the light remotely, either with your smartphone or your voice.
What’s not quite as blissful as using these smart lights is figuring out smart switch installation in Scottsdale, AZ. However, if you’re determined to set up your lights yourself, here’s what you’ll need to know.
Learn about your existing wiring
This is a tricky place to start, but it’s essential to understand the wiring of your lights to begin with before trying to wire your new smart switch. However, before touching any electrical components in your wall, you definitely want to make sure you turn off the power at the fuse box so you don’t get electrocuted! Wall panels can range from one switch to three, and you’ll need a corresponding single or multi-gang switch to correspond to your wiring.
You’ll also have to open up the existing switch to look at the wiring beneath, but make sure you turn off the power at the fuse box before beginning. Behind the switch plate may look like a mess to the untrained eye, but it’s not as complicated as it looks. You should have a ground wire, an “in” wire, a neutral wire and an “out” wire. If you don’t have a neutral wire, you’ll need to buy a smart switch that specifically says it can be installed without a neutral wire. Then, you’ll need to remove your old light switch and disconnect each wire.
Connecting your new light switch
Now you can connect the wires on your new light switch to the corresponding wiring from the wall. In wires connect to in wires, out to out, ground to ground and neutral to neutral. Wire connections then need to be secured with wire connectors. Now you can secure the switch to the wall with screws. Turn on the power at the breaker and test the connection. It should work like your old power switch.
Once you’ve successfully wired and secured your smart switch installation in Scottsdale, AZ, you can download the app. The app will be able to lead you through the rest of the setup process, including connecting the switch to your Wi-Fi and any voice control apps you may want to use.
For over 30 years, the experts at Eavenson Electric Co. have been providing a wide range of electrical services to our customers. If you’re running into issues with your smart switch installation in Scottsdale, AZ and want to talk to an electrician, we’re here to help. However, if you’re looking for a team of competitively priced, quick and knowledgeable experts, we can also handle your smart switch installation from start to finish!
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