It can be a stressful transition period when opening or expanding your business. There are many things to consider, and your business’ electrical system should be one of them. A working and safe electrical system is vital for a business to run smoothly and properly. This blog will serve as a guide to help you know what to consider when opening or expanding your business.
The electrical panel is the epicenter of any electrical system. This is why it’s very important to consider your business’ electrical panel. Your building’s electrical panel will, without a doubt, be used every day; with this much action, it’s important to stay on top of maintenance. If you notice any rusting, burning smells, or overloading of circuits, it’s time to call a professional to safely handle the maintenance. Before installing a new electrical panel, you should plan out all the things that need to be connected, and when it is installed, label all of the circuits and switches accordingly.
Outlets and Switches
Outlets and switches are other things that will most likely see a lot of daily action. It’s important to consider the location of these items and the amount when building or expanding your business. Installing outlets and switches that work well will help keep you, your employees, and your business’ equipment safe and working properly. It’s also important to review and learn about outlet safety precautions, such as GFCIs (Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters) and AFCIs (Arc-Fault Circuit-Interrupters). They both serve different purposes of protecting you and your property from electrical hazards. GFCIs help to keep the electrical circuit from never raising above an unsafe level, ensuring your safety from electrocution. AFCIs help prevent any frayed cords from combusting and causing a dangerous electrical fire.
Lighting installation is important to make sure every space is well lit, but also to make sure the lightbulbs have a great connection, so they are not constantly flickering. It’s important to consider design and practicality when picking out what light fixtures are right for you and your space. There are many options to choose from when considering lighting fixtures; you have more eco-friendly options (these are better for your wallet and the environment) but there are also higher-tech options (these can be controlled from an app on your phone or have a light color change.)
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