USB Outlet Installation in South Bend
Convenient Device Charging throughout Your Home
Devices that charge with a USB cable have been commonplace for about 15 years, and it doesn’t look like they’re going away anytime soon. If you’re like most people, you probably have a series of adapters or surge protectors with USB ports strategically placed around your home – wouldn’t it be nice if those same ports were just wired to your outlets?
When you install USB outlets in your home, you can get rid of all of those bulky and unsightly adapters and still incorporate convenient charging tech into your daily life. Because so many devices other than phones and tablets rely on USB charging these days, installing USB outlets in your home can be the solution you need to manage it all. When you reach out to Great Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning for USB outlet installation in South Bend, we’ll help you upgrade your home to meet your family’s tech-related needs.
Learn more by scheduling an appointment with one of our experts. Call (574) 498-7556 today to get in touch with someone who can help!
What Are the Benefits of Having USB Outlets?
USB outlets can provide homeowners with a number of important benefits, such as:
- Convenient charging locations
- Reduced need for unsightly adapters
- Faster charging speeds (sometimes up to 40% faster)
- Reduced clutter caused by excessive adapters
- Free-up pronged outlets for things that really need them
Where Can I Put USB Outlets in My Home?
You can put USB outlets anywhere where there is an existing outlet. Whether it’s your kitchen, office, bedrooms, family room, living room, or garage, if there’s an outlet, you can convert it to a USB outlet.
You probably don’t want to change all of the outlets in your home, so it’s worth considering where you would like accessible power for your devices the most or where in your home you tend to use them the most.
Are USB Outlets Safe to Use?
Yes! Although USB outlets incorporate traditional three-pronged wall plugs, the power drawn from your home’s electrical circuit is stepped down to around 2.4 amps for USB ports. This reduced power level is safe for both your electronics and your home, and it can even increase the charging rate compared to an adapter.
To ensure safety, always avoid unbranded products that don’t provide amperage details, don’t have CE markings, don’t provide safety instructions, and don’t list compatible devices.
We can take the guesswork out of finding the right USB outlets for your home by providing you with options from trusted brands.
How Do I Pick the Right USB Outlets for My Home?
Beyond ensuring that a specific product meets the right safety requirements, your options for USB outlets are limited – but that’s not a bad thing! Most come with two three-prong outlets and two USB ports, which are typically located between the pronged outlets or just below the lowest one.
Most of the variation between models comes down to how far apart the USB ports are spaced from each other and whether they’re configured in a horizontal or vertical position. These are probably trivial details to most homeowners, although they could matter in terms of space depending upon what the pronged outlets are used for.
When you need USB outlet installation in South Bend or anywhere in the Michiana region, you can count on Great Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning to get the job done! Contact us online to learn more and schedule an appointment.