Four reasons why an electrician should NOT install your TV antenna

Four Reasons why an electrician should NOT install your TV antenna - Ryve Blog

Often when people experience TV reception issues or believe they need a new antenna, their first thought is, “Call an electrician!”.

Many people are unaware of the qualifications of an electrician versus an AV or antenna field technician. Av and antenna cabling, fall under the telecommunications licensing act.

Installing a television antenna on a roof can not only be dangerous, but it also requires technical knowledge the average homeowner or regular electrician is unlikely to possess.

Electricians are not trained in antenna installation or repairs. Electricians are trained in electrical wiring and lighting; and although there may be a handful whom hold both licenses and can assist with your antenna, we are finding more and more that this is usually not the case. Such a growing proportion of our work, is now, unfortunately, fixing up jobs which have been incorrectly or poorly installed by electricians.

Reasons, why you should get a professional antenna installation technician over an electrician, are:

1. Not Licensed.

Many electricians don’t carry the proper licensing to complete antenna installations or repairs. Often Electricians don’t hold the correct license to install or work on antenna cabling; they have an electrical license which means they can do electrical cabling. Electrical cabling covers power-points and lighting. Antenna cabling is coaxial cabling; hence it’s essential to get a professional to install your antenna.

An Electricians license does not cover:
– Antenna
– Telephone
– Security
– Network Cabling

Our AV field techs can complete all of the above cabling requirements, and many of the products can be purchased on our online shop.

2. Missing Tools or Incorrect Equipment.

There are many different amplifiers and antenna options, and no one size fits all. Often electricians don’t carry the range of parts or necessary test equipment and even termination tools to correctly install an antenna system to work optimally. More importantly, wouldn’t you want your TV providing you with the best results possible, without frustrating breakups in audio or picture.

3. Additional TV outlets.

Many people require more than one television to run from a single television antenna. A professional TV antenna installer can easily install other outlets, so every TV in your home produces a great picture with clear sound. As above, most electricians don’t have the license or correct tools to legally or correctly run the cabling needed for new TV outlets.

4. No confusion. A quick, great job done right, the first time.

Because there is a lot of information around, about digital TV from many different sources, it can be difficult to know what is correct. A professional TV antenna installer can give you a clear understanding of what to expect from your antenna and ensure you purchase the proper equipment suited for your location.

Investing in a quality TV antenna, combined with professional antenna installation will ensure you get the best value and lifespan from your antenna. For a professional, high-quality antenna installation, talk to the Ryve team today.

The Ryve team are audiovisual and antenna installation and repair professionals who service all of Melbourne and parts of regional Victoria. Since 2002, Ryve have been installing home theatre systemsCCTVhome securitylightingnetworking and internet, Wi-Fi, antennaspre-wiring of homes and installation of audio/visual equipment. In recent years the team have become leading experts in home automation and pre-wire across Metro Melbourne, Geelong and Regional Victoria and more. Contact us today to help you with all your audio visual and antenna needs.