Did you know that the average lifespan of a tank water heater is between eight and 12 years? If you?ve been trying to get your building up to code and in prime condition, you may be looking into your numerous options for commercial generators, heaters, etc.
What else should you know? Here are a few important things to keep in mind.
Have a Professional Install Everything
It?s always tempting to have a non-professional hook things up for you; while contacting a professional might cost you $300, your cousin is willing to do it for $50. However, it?s important to keep in mind that the cost of avoiding a professional can be much higher than simply getting it done once and for all. Home-based electrical systems cause over 50,000 fires every year, after all. Poor installation can lead to high energy costs on the one hand, and/or dangerous situations on the other.
Switch to High Efficiency Machines
Did you know that a new, high efficiency air conditioner can save you up to 50% on your energy bill? There?s a number of reasons that switching to high efficiency machines can just make sense. But the biggest reason is money. You can end up saving hundreds of dollars a year, especially in a commercial building. A new machine can also eliminate common problems — you might be surprised to hear that airflow problems, for example, can cut down on a system?s efficiency by 15% or even more.
What happens if your power goes out? If you run a restaurant, for example, losing power isn?t just inconvenient — it could mean losing thousands of dollars worth of stock, in addition to having trouble keeping your restaurant open until you get more. There are numerous types of electric generators available depending on your needs. Some commercial generators, not surprisingly, can handle larger electrical loads than others. The most important thing to remember is longevity and how much the generator can handle. If you can only run certain machines at a time, you?ll want to make sure all employees are made aware before there is an issue where the generator needs to kick on. And don’t forget to invest in maintenance generator services!
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