Installing and Using an Electric Doorbell

Posted On 15 Feb 2012
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Electric doorbell units are rather easier to use and install than one might think. As opposed to most doorbells, you don’t have to run many feet of wire through trusses and drywall to get it to work. If you don’t have a doorbell in your home, then it would be very practical for you to install an electric doorbell that is wireless. However, it is important to get one that is loud enough to be heard. What are some features to look for in acquiring a good working electric doorbell?


One of the first things you should look for in any electronic doorbell installation is ease of use. If the doorbell is too complicated to set up and use, then it is simply not worth your time and money. There are plenty of simple options out there that make for fantastic wireless electronic doorbell units.

Next, you will want to hold on to your receipt. If the store where you are shopping does not have a return policy, then simply go to another store, because here’s why: You will want to take your electronic doorbell home and test it. If you ring the doorbell and you cannot hear it from certain parts in your house, then you should take it back. Your wireless electronic doorbell should be able to be heard from all rooms in the house.

After your electronic doorbell has passed the “loudness test”, you are free to begin with the installation. This is a very simple process, and it will not require much handiwork to get it operational. Here’s what you need to do:

First, you will want to figure out how the unit is mounted. Now you might want to mount it high up on the main floor. The reason is that it will be easier to hear on the second floor, as most spend more time up there than they do in the basement.

Then once you’ve figured this out, you will probably be setting nails in the wall. Line up where you want the chimer, nail it in, and there you go. Before you do this, make sure you’ve put batteries in both units.

Next you will want to nail (or screw) your door chime next to the door. Also, some units have an epoxy that can make it stick on the door itself. This makes it easy to see and it’s easy to push the button (if it could get any easier.) You should be careful, and test it first, because many front doors are made out of metal, which could block the wireless electronic doorbell signal.

Once you’re mounted, then that’s it. Give it one last test to see if you can hear the doorbell from the outside. If everything works, then you’re electronic doorbell is good to go.

Buying an electronic doorbell is going to be rather cheap. You don’t have to get a very expensive one. The outside unit just needs to be durable to hold up against winter weather, and the indoor unit just needs to be loud enough to hear softly from the outside and loudly from the inside of the house.

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