Buying or procuring particularly large electrical appliances means you will have to install it in your Perth home. And installation and setting up is never an easy ordeal: the heavy lifting, rigging, cabling and the clean-up involved in itself is enough to produce a number of hassles in your home.
Assuming you do not have the luxury of installation service from the appliance store, here are some smart tips to take most of the hassle away from you.
Survey the Area of Installation
Your new appliance, say, a 51-inch flat-screen LED television, will be taking up space in your home. Needless to say, you have to plan this space out properly. When allotting space for your new appliance, make sure it is more than enough. Measure the area and volume dimensions your appliance will take, as well as the pathways it will have to go through from the delivery truck. Make sure it fits through both the doorway and hallway.
Electrical Requirements and Cabling
Electrical appliances simply require electricity for power, so make sure you have an electrical socket nearby with enough juice to power your hardware. As world standards put Australian sockets at 230V AC, you should not have any shortage of power. Watch for low-powered appliances with 110V AC ratings though, as the power surge from a 230V AC socket will easily fry it. Make sure you have a transformer.
Second, plan your cabling scheme properly. Electrical appliances, especially media ones like televisions, CD players and the like, have a lot of input and output wiring on them. These cords can easily be a mess. Secure your cabling with electrical accessories such as cable ties, hooks, plastic coils and extension cords. Squared away cabling will make maintenance and cleaning easier as you will not be lost in the tangle of wires.
Clean Ahead of Time
Installing your new appliance will take time, and will most probably make a mess. Minimize this by cleaning the intended area of installation ahead of time. Make sure your home, and all your tools and materials to be used during the installation are in order. This saves time and minimizes waste. Do this a day or two ahead as it eases the amount of work to be done in preparation for the actual installation.
Preparation is the key to an easier and smoother installation process. Follow these tips, you it will not be too much of a hassle.