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Know your ‘house wiring’

July 6, 2010


Building a home, is a lifetime dream, isn’t it? But do we really pay heed to all the minute details required for building it up? The answer is no! Today let me share with you a recent incident. My friend bought a flat last week and asked me to accompany her to the new place. While taking a look at her house, all she would talk about was, which color shade will look the best on the wall?, what kind of interiors should be bought? When I questioned her, “What type of wiring have you chosen?”, she was totally blank!

It was time for me to step in. We had a detailed discussion with the electrician and asked for the correct size and type of wiring to be used. The electrician guided us to get wire nuts and an MCB installed to reduce the risk of fire or shock. He got the wiring covered to avoid getting damaged by a dry wall or wall covering fasteners like nails or screws. He also made sure that the walls were clear of any wiring while getting wholes drilled as the wiring may get damaged.

After helping out my friend, I knew I had to discuss this with you.  Well, did you all know that wiring is a very important constituent for building homes? We all use electronics that are completely dependent on wiring systems like air conditioners, television sets and kitchen appliances to name a few. If the wiring of your house is not proper or has become old, you have an accident waiting to happen. Like a house provides safety to you and your family, wires add safety and longevity to your electrical appliances. Here are some essential wiring tips you might want to keep in mind while building your house:


  1. Your electrician is the most important person. He should be consulted at an early stage in the construction process to approve and supervise wiring. At the same time one should not be totally dependent on them and have thorough knowledge about what wiring is being used and why?
  2. Create a detailed map of your house wiring, you will make repairs and added extras far easier at a later date.
  3. It is important to have a central point in which all your wires run from. The most appropriate place would be next to your other electrical furnishings like the fuse box.
  4. The color coding of your wires and tubing can add to the ease of wiring your house. If you keep a check of what all the colors correspond to you will always know exactly what has been installed.
  5. You must also ensure that you install basic sockets into each room like a plug and a phone socket. By doing this you are ensuring that you will not need to return to the wiring process again.

Although it may seem like a lot of extra work to begin with, it is all very time saving in the long run. Havells offers a variety of wires and cables for your need.

For instance, Havells ZHLS (Zero Halogen Low Smoke) wires are apt for being used for building new homes. Everyday thousands of hazardous Halogen gases are released in the atmosphere leading to the green house effect. Havells ZHLS wires contain practically 0% halogen with a very high oxygen index. These wires give your house superior protection against fire as they do not catch fire easily. They do not release hazardous gases which make them extremely eco-friendly. These wires make your house and the environment a safe place to live in.

So the next time you plan to make your dream home, I hope you will put a conscious effort to get your own wire!


13 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2010 10:32 pm

    You have a great article here, very informative. Very well written I will be bookmarking the website and subscribing to your feed so i can regularly read more articles of this quality.

    • September 3, 2010 9:42 am


      Thank you for liking my posts. If you have any queries do get back. 🙂


  2. September 3, 2010 12:05 am

    I live in Switzerland and I sent this to my mom in Texas. My mom is in her senior years, and is very sickly. When the dishwasher was delivered there was no way for her to install it. It would help if they deliver something like this and also give the number of someone who can install, if needed.

    • April 29, 2011 9:26 am

      Dear Anna,

      I wish I could help you on this but currently we do not deal in Dishwashing appliances. If you need any help on electrical or power distribution equipments, feel free to ping us.


      Elex – Your Electricity Expert

  3. September 4, 2010 3:58 am

    Great controls over temperature for the fridge. Lots of fridge space and quiet operation.

  4. October 23, 2010 8:51 pm

    Hi ! should i purchase FR PVC OR ZHPVC WIRE ,ACTUALLY I NEED ONLY FIRE PROOF WIRE. Can u please help me soon.

    • October 29, 2010 10:19 am

      Dear Om,

      Thank you for your query. Our representative will contact you to help you further.

      Elex- Your Electricity Expert

  5. October 29, 2010 4:54 pm

    our kitchen appliances are mostly made by Panasonic and Electrolux, my mom always trust these brands :

  6. November 3, 2010 6:55 pm

    our kitchen appliances are well maintained and taking good care of by doing some routine maintennance once a month “

  7. abhijeet kumar permalink
    November 22, 2010 11:23 am

    i want to know the full household wiring and lighting appliances from havells and also their cost.plz help

  8. December 2, 2010 9:49 am

    i always make sure that our kitchen appliances are very clean and shiny before using them :’,

  9. December 2, 2010 10:52 pm

    new homes these days are made of energy efficient insulations and most of them use environment friendly materials too -,:

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