When businesses analyze ways to enhance their competitive advantage, drive growth, and exploit profit potential, they typically focus on aspects like innovation and new product development, discounts and promotions, strategies for increasing lifetime customer value, and so on. Obviously, these are important pieces of the success puzzle and worthy of careful consideration.
However, there is another highly effective and affordable way for businesses support their success and growth, both now and into the long-term future: by completing one or several commercial electrical upgrades.
Here are three common types of upgrades that qualified and licensed commercial electrical contractors in Toronto can undertake for your business:
- Adding Dedicated Circuits
Dedicated circuits help prevent generalized power surges from damaging your equipment and electronics. At the same time, dedicated circuits ensure consistently stable and sufficient power quality — which means no more tripping breakers when too many items or devices are plugged in at the same time. Dedicated circuits prevent circuit overloads and reduce downtime or lost work. Remember that only licensed electrical contractors can legally perform electrical installations and repairs.
- Upgrading The Electrical Panel
Just like floors, walls, lighting, and other elements of a commercial environment, electrical panels experience wear and tear over time and eventually need to be upgraded. Common signs and symptoms that it is time (or perhaps well past time) for a panel upgrade include: buzzing or humming sounds, an increase in temperature (i.e. the panel is warm or hot to the touch), and flickering lights.
- Lighting Upgrades
Commercial electrical contractors in Toronto can help your business benefit from lighting upgrades. A study by the National Research Council of Canada found that when employees have control over the lighting in their work area, they are more committed, productive, and upbeat — plus they reduce overall energy use by 10 percent, which translates into a smaller environmental footprint and a lower utility bill.
A Word of Warning
Remember that ONLY licensed contractors can perform electrical installations or repairs. It does not matter how many electrical installations that a contractor has done in the past, how many testimonials they have on their website, how competitive their pricing is, and so on. If they do not have an active license in good standing, then do not hire them. They are breaking the law and their work is likely sub-standard. Plus, your insurance company might refuse to pay a claim — and might outright cancel your policy — if an issue or problem emerges down the road.
The above examples are just three of many commercial electrical upgrades that can support your business now and for years to come. To learn more, contact Langstaff & Sloan today at 416.503.2033. Discover why we are one of the most trusted and respected commercial electrical contractors in Toronto.