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Electric & Lighting


The electrical system for new home construction is complex and technical in nature. Electrical wiring is a system of wires and cables that simply distributes electricity throughout a home. The most important tasks of such wiring is to supply electricity for lighting and appliances.

Planning and installing electrical wiring involves many factors - the most important being the safety factor. Short circuits resulting from inadequate and improperly installed wiring are a common cause of fires. The National Electrical Code sets minimum standards for acceptable wiring. It includes rules for the installation and construction of electrical appliances to eliminate fire hazards. The code also includes rules concerning wiring methods and kinds of wire that may be used, and how to route wiring through a new home.

The details of a wiring system helps determine the amount of electrical power that will be needed. In the Pocono Mountains 200 AMP service is standard for new home construction.

When building a new home the following are examples of electrical work to consider - smoke detectors, security lights, light sensors, electronics, phone jacks, cable hook ups, intercom system, attic & ceiling fans, recessed lighting, outdoor deck and landscape lighting, security alarms, and heat lamps.

When developing an electrical plan for a new home, Mountain View Homes of Greentown won’t let you miss any details. Call, fax or e-mail us for more information about building your dream home in the Poconos!

Below are a few websites of interest relating to electrical products for your new home.

Nutone, Incorporated

Thomas Lighting Products

Broan Manufacturing