If you are lucky enough to have a deck or are about to have one built, you are probably dreaming of summer evenings in the open air, by the light of your outdoor lamps. But to take advantage of it, you will have to connect this deck to electricity. At deck company, we explain how to proceed to finally lounge outdoors all year round.
Subscribe to an electricity offer
Taking out your electricity contract is naturally the first step in thinking about supplying an electrical circuit. Two scenarios may concern you: either you are in the process of building your house and do not yet benefit from any contract. The connection of your deck is an evolution within a home already connected to the electricity network.
In the first case, you must take out your first electricity contract. You can subscribe to your electricity to EDF or any other energy supplier. The formalities are carried out similarly by gathering the information concerning your accommodation: type of accommodation, its surface, its insulation, it’s heating, etc.
From there, EDF will offer you an offer and an amount to pay each month. If that’s okay with you, all you have to do is subscribe using your contact details. Also, note that you can subscribe to EDF online or by phone.
If your home was already connected to the electrical network, make sure that you have the necessary power to supply new devices. Like other most deck companies and us, w always urge you to do not hesitate to contact your supplier to see to what extent the amount of your bill may increase with the excess consumption.
Connect your deck to your power supply
Then, to power your outdoor lighting and other devices that you may want to install on your deck, you have to start the work. A professional electrician should do these unless you have the necessary skills. Indeed, you will need to follow the following steps:
- Prepare the installation: trench, cables, circuit breaker, etc.
- Connect the deck, remembering to cut off the power supply
- Install your lights on their own
These are precise jobs that can be dangerous if you handle the equipment improperly. It is essential to think about standards, circuits, fuses, or even differential circuit breakers. If these terms do not speak to you, call an electrician to discuss the installation with you.
Enjoy your deck
Here is our last tip and not least: ENJOY! Once installed, connected to electricity and your operational LED spotlights, you can finally taste the pleasure of long summer evenings.
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