If you're planning to install a new HVAC system on your business site, it pays to bring in a commercial electrician before you choose and buy a system. What are the benefits of talking to an electrician at this stage?
Check That Your Electrics Can Cope
If you don't currently have an HVAC system on your site then you can't know if your electrical system will be able to cope with this kind of installation. Even if you will upgrade a current system, there is no guarantee that your electrics will cope with a new one that might have higher power consumption needs.
Commercial HVAC systems can put a large load on an electrical system. If your electrics aren't up to the job, then they might not be able to power the system safely. You could have recurring electrical problems such as tripped circuit breakers and switches.
This could affect your power supply throughout the whole building. Your electrical system could become hazardous if you overload it.
A commercial electrician can check out your system to make sure that it can take this added load. If it can't, they can recommend upgrades or changes that you should make before your installation. For example, you might need to upgrade your switchboard or add new circuits.
Get Useful System Advice
While your HVAC contractor can give you advice about suitable systems for your building, a commercial electrician is also a good person to talk to before you choose and install your system. They can give you a different perspective on your ultimate purchase and its installation.
For example, they can advise you on how much of a power load your electrics can manage. This information helps you choose an HVAC system that will run reliably and safely.
They can also help you choose where to locate your thermostat in the building. If you don't choose the right place for this device, you could waste energy and increase your running costs unnecessarily.
If you don't have an electrical supply in this place, your electrician can set up wiring for you. This speeds up your HVAC installation later. You don't have to worry about doing this work at that stage or about feeling pressured to put the thermostat somewhere where it won't work as well.
Before choosing a new HVAC system, it makes sense to consult the advice of commercial electricians in your area.