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Call Atkins Electric Company at (815) 323-0234 to hire the best electricians possible for a seamless home theater audio installation today. We can also resolve all your residential electrical concerns in and around the Poplar Grove, IL, areas. Keep your home lit with our affordable electrical options. From residential lighting installations and repairs to upgrades, you can employ our 24-hour emergency residential electrical services! We provide quality residential electrical services to homeowners in Belvidere, Rockford Poplar Grove, Machesney Park, Harvard, Woodstock, Janesville, Crystal Lake, Belvidere, and the Boone County surrounding areas.

Benefits of Hiring an Electrician for Home Theater/Audio Installation

Why Hire our Electricians for your Home Theater & Audio Installation
1. Safety: An electrician has the knowledge and experience to safely install audio and home theater systems in your home. They understand the wiring and electrical codes required to ensure that your system is installed correctly and safely.
2. Professional Installation:
An electrician can install your audio and home theater system with professionalism and precision. This ensures that your system will be connected properly and will work correctly.
3. Cost and Efficiency:
Hiring an electrician for your audio and home theater installation can help save you money in the long run. Electricians know what materials and products to use for the job, ensuring that you get the best value for your money.
4. Troubleshooting:
Should you experience any issues with your system, an electrician can quickly and easily diagnose and fix the problem. This saves you time and money from having to troubleshoot the system yourself.

Tips for Wiring a Home Theater

1. Plan your wiring layout: Before you start wiring your home theater, you should make a plan of what you are going to do. It is easier to wire if you have a plan in mind.
2. Place the components near the TV: Place your components near the TV so that it is easier to connect the cables.
3. Use HDMI: HDMI is the best way to connect your components to the TV. It is the highest quality connection and provides the best picture and sound.
4. Use surge protectors: Surge protectors will help protect your expensive components from power surges.
5. Label the cables: Label the cables so that you know what they are connected to. This will help make setup and troubleshooting easier.
6. Use power strips: Use power strips to make running cables through the walls easier.
7. Bundle the cables: Bundle the cables together and tape them in place to make them look neater.
8. Test everything: After you have wired your home theater, make sure to test everything to make sure it is working properly.

Breaker Plans

1. Make sure your breaker box is properly labeled and that you have all the necessary breakers for each area.
2. Make sure to follow the National Electric Code when planning your wiring.
3. Plan the layout of your home theater wiring before you begin. This will help ensure that you don’t have any cables crossing over each other or too close together, which may cause interference.
4. When running wiring from the breaker box to the components, make sure to keep the wiring away from any sources of heat, such as radiators and other heaters.
5. Make sure all your wiring is properly grounded.
6. Use the proper gauge of wire for your home theater system. Most systems require a 16-gauge wire for components and a 12- or 14-gauge wire for speakers.
7. When running wiring through walls, use a fire-resistant conduit to protect the wiring.
8. Use surge protectors to protect your home theater components from power  surges.
9. Make sure all of your connections are secure, and the cables are properly routed to prevent any damage.
10. After wiring your home theater system, test it before adding any components.

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Installing a home theater in your Poplar Grove, IL, residence is one way to ensure you will always have a stress-free movie-watching experience. Skip the lines, the parking, and the hassle when you partner with Atkins Electric Company to create an entertainment oasis that is easily accessible in the comfort of your own home.

As experts in all things home theater, we would love to work with you on your home theater installation. Whenever we work on a project, we like to review with clients these three features we consider "must-haves" to create the best viewing experiences. Continue reading to learn more about these items and how we can add value to your home theater project.


One of the essential factors in enjoying movies is the viewing experience. To ensure you have the best set-up possible, carefully consider the size and placement of the screen. You can achieve a high-quality viewing experience by choosing either a 4K or 8K flatscreen TV or a 4K UHD projector. Many options are available on the market, and wed be happy to discuss our recommendations with you.

Another consideration that impacts viewing is the level of light in your theater room. If you have windows in the space, consider the installation of motorized blinds to block out ambient light during daytime viewing conveniently.


Designing for an unforgettable sound experience is another must-have on your home theater installation checklist. Some homeowners opt for less high-quality audio because they would prefer hidden speakers and wiring. You should know that many high-caliber speaker brands, such as James Loudspeaker, work with homeowners to customize the look of their products to match the spaces design aesthetic. Don’t short-change your audio system! Audio is an integral part of the movie-watching experience. In addition, consider other ways to support quality audio in the space by installing sound panels or acoustic treatments to help with noise absorption and soundproofing.


Including smart controls in your home theater installation is a smart move. With a smart control like Control4, you all be able to simplify the entire movie-watching experience from the comfort of your easy chair using a convenient remote, your smartphone, or a tablet. From lighting controls to motorized blinds, volume control, and more, you can add automation to almost every part of the process, except popping your popcorn.

The Atkins Electric Company team is ready to support your home theater installation project. From choosing the right equipment to designing the layout and hiding wires, our team has the know-how to guide and assist in making your Rockford, IL, home theater dreams a reality. Please get in touch with us for more information about our services.

Hire a Professional for the Installation

When considering home theater wiring, get professional help. A Poplar Grove, IL, electrician knows how to wire home theaters. A professional electrician also knows every safety code and the proper wiring layout.

At Atkins Electrical Company, we have local, reliable, and trustworthy Boone County electricians. If you trust us with your home theater wiring, you will get the highest and premium standards in the industry. Our team works with the latest technology and tools and will effectively execute all your electrical needs. Contact us today for a free estimate.

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We provide commercial-industrial electrical services to homeowners in Belvidere, Rockford, Poplar Grove, Machesney Park, Harvard, Woodstock, Janesville, Crystal Lake, Belvidere, and the Boone County surrounding areas.

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