Installing These Different Types Of Electrical Wall Switches Can Make Your Life Easier
Whether you hire an electrician to do the work or opt to handle this project yourself, it can be worthwhile to buy various different types of electrical wall switches and install them in key locations throughout your home. If you take a quick walk through your home, you'll likely see that the majority — if not all — of the light switches are of the standard, on/off variety. What you may not know is that there are several other types of switches that can be easily installed in place of the standard models, giving you more ease and comfort in the various rooms throughout the home. Here are some different types of switches to consider.
A dimmer switch is a valuable addition to your home in many different rooms. Instead of strictly having a room's light on or off, the dimmer switch will allow you to set the light at any number of levels in between. This can add ambiance in the dining room, a bit of light in your theater room and functionality in the bathroom if you don't like the harshness of the light being turned on when you get up in the middle of the night.
Another useful type of switch to have in your home is a type that has a small sensor built into it. This will allow the light to turn on when the sensor detects movement in the room, and the light will turn off soon after it no longer senses any movement. This can be handy in a wide range of rooms throughout your home. For example, if you're routinely going down to the basement while carrying groceries for your pantry, it's nice to have the light turn on as soon as you head down the stairs. This saves you trying to turn on the light with your shoulder while your hands are full.
Timer switches are ideal to install in various rooms as a security device. If you're not home in the evening, for example, it's nice to know that some of your internal lights will turn on at designated times. This can give the appearance of an occupied home in the event that a burglar may be watching to see if the house is empty. Timer switches are easy to set, and you can have certain lights turn on and off at the same times every day, or you can simply set a light to turn on the rare occasions that you know you won't be home at a certain time.
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