If your electrical bills in your old industrial building are starting to cut into your profits and it's a dilemma, you likely need a consult from a commercial electrician. There are changes that need to be made so you can make the building more efficient and also improve the management of your building.
You want to know what is going on inside the building at all times, even if you can't be there. Here are the costs to get, and things to ask for, when you consult with the commercial electrician and get a quote.
Switch to Motion Lighting
Lighting options that only activate when people are in the area can cut electrical spending dramatically. Talk with the electrician about changing all the light options in your industrial building so that they are activated on movement.
Motion lighting is also great for office areas and exterior coverage outside of the building. It is worth the investment for long term savings.
Change to the Most Efficient Bulbs
With the needed lighting in a large industrial space, it can be difficult to change everything from your traditional lighting to the most efficient options. The commercial electrician will evaluate the current lighting fixtures and bulbs and determine where you can save the most money.
Put Everything on Timers and Wireless Controls
Investing in timers and having wireless control for the power in your building can save you money. You want to be able to shut off the power or control your industrial machines if needed.
Setting the machines on timers prevents people from accidentally leaving things on, and it allows the machines times to warm up in the morning. This is a great security feature, and it allows you to see if components are on unexpectedly or unnecessarily when you are away from the office.
These upgrades are worth more than the cost to make the building more efficient because they will also help to improve the value of your business. Once you get estimates and make these changes, you can see the electrical bills go down, and you can cut down your electrical use. This allows you to save money and to conserve energy.
If your electrical system is very outdated, there may be some other safety changes that need to be made. These are changes that you must make and pay for so you can keep your building and staff safe. Go from there to see what all needs completed.