Every facility uses electricity for lighting, appliances, heating, cooling and more. However, electrical systems can cost a lot of money and present safety hazards when not properly operated and managed. Facility and property managers can save money and prevent electrical fires and injuries with a proactive plan that is adhered to daily.
Many facilities contain printers, copiers, computers, and other equipment that remain turned on during the evening hours when they are not in use. Completely power down all equipment instead of leaving it in “stand-by” mode. Be sure to also remove laptops other electronics from chargers when they are fully charged.
Depending on the season, turn the thermostat up or down a degree or two for a substantial savings without drastically affecting the comfort level in the facility.
Replace Halogen Lighting
Halogen lights use more energy than LED or low energy compact fluorescent lights. A reputable electrical contractor can help you make the best decision for your budget and lighting needs.
Electrical systems can be hazardous when not managed and maintained properly. Make sure your building occupants know where the power source is in the facility and how to shut it down in the event of an emergency. Circuits and outlets should never be overloaded. All cords that show any signs of damage should be replaced immediately. Avoid use of extension cords and always use the plug and not the cord to unplug. When it comes to your electrical panel, all circuit breakers and fuses should be properly labeled. If you have any problems or concerns with an electrical system, hire a licensed professional.
Every business needs electricity. When power is not available, it can create a major headache and cost a business a lot of time and money. However, electrical issues can also create dangerous situations that require the attention of a licensed professional who is skilled and experienced in commercial applications.
If you have questions regarding electricity and potential safety or fire hazards, call MAC today. MAC is a contractor Kansas City property and facility managers have trusted for more than 25 years. We provide facility repairs, custom cabinetry services, tenant finish services and more!