If a building has outdated wiring and lighting, that building is not only less efficient but, more importantly, electrically unsafe. To correct this, a structure should be retrofitted to maintain modern safety and efficiency standards. Electrical retrofitting is the process by which old electrical fixtures and wiring are replaced and upgraded to meet current standards. Older equipment is replaced with new technology which is manufactured with contemporary understanding. Retrofitting allows you to prolong a building’s usefulness by integrating new technology into an existing structure.
Benefits of Electrical Retrofitting
There were many good things to come out of the 1970s and 80s, but if your electrical system is one of them, it’s time for an update. Especially appropriate for commercial buildings, electrical retrofitting is a key part in repairing or replacing damaged or outdated wiring. Even if there is nothing wrong, per se, with old wiring, retrofitting can drastically improve an electrical system’s performance. On top of more superficial benefits, here are a few more reasons to retrofit your building.
If an electrical system is more outdated than the appliances and features that it fuels, the disconnect between the two can be a real source of trouble and unsafe in unexpected ways. Older systems did not have the same kind of built-in protections that modern systems do, so wiring and switch gears and motor controls, etc. not of the same standard can be hazardous. Electrical retrofitting is the key to nipping any problems from outdated wiring in the bud. Sometimes wiring is not just outdated but more overtly unsafe. If wires are frayed or draping in plain sight, they pose a real safety hazard. Get these professionally retrofitted to keep your establishment safe.
Optimized electrical systems are energy-efficient electrical systems. If you want the wiring and fixtures in your building to consume less energy while providing the same amount or more power, consider electrical retrofitting. When new circuit breakers and panel boards are installed, you can lower your energy bills while maintaining the levels and quality of lighting to which you are accustomed.
New and Improved
Electrical retrofitting is an efficient way to add bells and whistles to an existing building. More efficient and advanced technologies add functionality and allow you to have greater control of the electricity flow in your space. If you don’t want to completely replace your fixtures, electrical retrofitting is a good way to upgrade and give your home or business new life.
Seeing Is Believing
Wiring doesn’t always connect to a light source, but when it does, an improvement to the electrical systems is certainly obvious. If you want to have better lighting in your home or business, electrical retrofitting may be the solution. The process is also a great investment if you are looking to have greater control over your lighting.
How Does It Work?
During the electrical retrofitting process, which must be done by professionals for safety purposes, the first thing we do is inspect all of the wiring on the property. We take note of any damage and anything that needs to be updated. With that information, we can provide you with a quote.
When you elect to work with us at Ferree Electric, we’ll replace any wiring, fixtures, etc. that need to be replaced, providing you with new and contemporary features so you can see safer and more efficient energy consumption. This will improve the value of your property and your day-to-day business, be it commercial or simply living in your home. If you want a powerful transformation, give us a call to begin your electrical retrofitting journey today.