How To Hardwire A Smart Outlet Into Your Home

Elizabeth Frank20 Jan 2022

Smart technology is becoming more and more common. Smart devices like smart thermostats, smart lights, and smart doorbells are easy to put in your home. Let's talk about the fastest way to get a smart outlet installed: hardwiring it into the wall! Hardwiring is an option for those who want to avoid any additional costs or don't have time for installation.

What is Hardwiring?

Hardwiring is the process of connecting electrical wires to your smart outlet. It is a great option for those who want to avoid any additional costs or don't have time for installation. Hardwiring the outlet is simple and takes less than an hour. All you have to do is unplug the existing outlet and plug the new one in. The hardest part of hardwiring is finding the wire that goes into each outlet. You can find this in the attic, but you will need someone else to help you find it if you don't already know where it's located.

What is Hardwired Smart Outlet?

A hardwired smart outlet is simply an outlet that has been installed with a smart device built into it. It's simple to put one in the wall: all you do is get a cord, plug in the adapter, and use the app to configure everything. The best part about hardwiring your smart outlet? You can control it from anywhere! You don't have to be home or even in your house for this. As long as you're connected to the internet, you'll be able to manage your home from wherever you are. This lets you respond quickly when there's an emergency or when someone comes over.

Why Do People Choose A Hardwired Smart Outlet?

Outlets that are hardwired into the wall are often the best option for those who want to avoid any additional costs or don't have time for installation. They're also an option if someone wants to avoid potential intrusions. These outlets will work with almost any type of smart device and can be hardwired into the wall by just following a few simple steps. They're also available in a wide range of colors and styles, so it's easy to match your outlet with your home's interior design. So, why do people choose a hardwired smart outlet? It's convenient and effective for those who want to avoid any additional costs or don't have time for installation, as well as for those who want to avoid potential intrusions. These outlets can be connected with almost any type of smart device, so it's easy to match your outlet with your home's interior design.

How to Hardwire A Smart Outlet?

Hardwiring is an option for those who want to avoid any additional costs or don't want to deal with the installation. It is also an option for those who want the outlet to be as close to the main electrical panel as possible.

First, you will need a breaker box, circuit tester, and wire stripper. Then, you will need to use a screwdriver to remove the cover from the outlet. Next, you will need to remove the back of the outlet by unscrewing it. Finally, you will need to jack up one corner of the outlet so that it's sitting on top of a piece of wood like this:

You'll then have access to wires under the cover that connects to your outlet. You should now have two bare ends of wires coming out of each side of your outlet which is attached at one end (the end connected closest to your breaker box) and is connected at the other end (the end connected closest to your main electrical panel).

Now that these two wires are connected in their respective ends, you can tape them together with wire insulation tape such that they form one long wire with two bare ends instead of four separate ones. This way, there's no more confusion about which wires go where!

How To Install A Hardwired Smart Outlet?

First, find the wiring location. You'll need to put your outlet in a place that isn't on any of the wiring circuits. This will help avoid power surges and potential electrical shocks. Place your outlet where there's enough room for wires to stay out of the way of furniture or other fixtures.

Next, check to make sure your circuit breaker is off. You'll want to turn off the circuit breaker, which you should be able to locate near your outlet, before working with power tools like an electric drill.

Last, use wire strippers to strip about two inches of insulation from each end of a wire in a new (orange) pair of gauge 14-gauge wire nuts and connect one side to each terminal on the outlet's power cord connector (two screws), then connect one wire from the other side of the second wire nut to each terminal on the other end of the power cord connector (two screws). 

Then connect one end of another orange pair of gauge 18-gauge wire nuts with a length matching your outlet's plug prongs (with a screw attached) to one screw terminal at each end on either side of the power cord connector. Connect this second wirenut's free screw terminal at each end to screw terminals on either side at the end on either side of another orange pair of gauge 14-gauge wire nuts.

Finally, connect black wires from all three sets so they are all connected in order.

Conclusion

Hardwired Smart Outlets are a great choice for your home, and the benefits go beyond convenience. With features like built-in protection and power monitoring, they can help keep your family safer and save money in the long run.

Whether you’re replacing an existing outlet or installing a new outlet, Hardwired Smart Outlets are a smart choice for a variety of reasons.

Also, if you're considering hardwiring a smart outlet into your home, be sure to read our article to learn all the ins and outs of the process. We'll also tell you why people choose hardwired smart outlets, how to hardwire a smart outlet, and how to install a hardwired smart outlet.

Elizabeth Frank

Elizabeth Frank

Hope you enjoyed my post. I'm Liz, an interior designer that found her calling with smart gadgets.

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