How to Save On Your Cable Installation

Cable InstallationIf you are going to be going through a cable installation soon, you might be a bit unhappy about the money that has to be spent on these installations. Fortunately, there are some ways that you can save money on either a new home installation or a pre-existing installation.

Determine the Type of Installation

  • Determining the type of installation that you will need will help you figure out how to save. Here are the two types of cable installation:
  • New Home Installation – A new home installation does not necessarily mean that the home is new. Instead, it simply means that cable is being installed in the home for the very first time.
  • Pre-existing Installation – If you or someone else who has lived in your home has had cable television in the past, your installation will be considered a pre-existing installation. You can usually tell if cable has been previously installed in your home if you see cable lines coming up out of your floors or walls.

Determine How to Save

Here are a few ways that you can save on installations:

  • Purchase some of your own accessories. Some cable providers will try to sell you cables and wires, but you can often purchase these more affordably yourself from an electronics store or mass market retailer.
  • Find out if there is a way that you can qualify for a free installation. Some companies will give you a free installation if you ask, or it might even be included in your bundled package. If other providers in your area offer free installation, try mentioning this to a representative from your cable company; then, the company might offer to match this bargain.
  • Offer to do your own installation. Although you probably won’t want to do this if cable has never been installed in your home before, you might want to consider it if there are existing cable lines in your home. In some cases, installing your own cable is as easy as plugging the wire into the back of your digital cable box or television, and this can save you quite a bit of money on installation fees. You can often also set up your own high-speed Internet by simply plugging your modem into your cable line and then reading the instructions that came along with your router for setting it up.