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Commercial Electricians

Commercial electricians work with performance-based contracts and power consumption rebates.   They do retrofits and build outs.  Commercial electricians work in stores and offices, usually installing power outlets and lighting.  Their wiring typically follows a three-phase approach, with two smaller legs running one voltage and a larger leg running a higher voltage.  Depending upon a business’ power needs that could be 120 volts/208–240 volts, or 277/480 volts.  Commercial electricians work with general contractors and owners to manage electrical services and maintenance.


Commercial Electricians


Accent lighting

Nearly 40% of businesses still haven’t optimized their energy usage by choosing cost-effective lighting solutions.  There are many types of commercial lighting to consider, and each can have a major impact on sales, safety, and the perception of your business.  Managing your operating expenses is critical to controlling your bottom line, and lighting is typically the largest line item in your energy budget.  Swapping to more energy efficient lighting is one-way small businesses are cutting costs.  Good lighting is also essential to creating a positive retail experience and can be the difference between a productive workforce and one that underperforms.


Additional outlets including USB adapters

You should always hire a licensed electrician to complete any electrical work in your business, including outlet installation including USB adapters.  A qualified electrician will ensure your outlet operates safety, meets local electrical codes and is connected to a circuit breaker with enough capacity to handle the load.  Most major appliances, like a dryer or stove, require a dedicated outlet.  Many local ordinances also require your home to have at least one GFCI outlet located in a moisture prone area, like a kitchen or a bathroom.  An electrician can also help determine if there is other work that needs to be done before installing your outlet, like updating wiring or installing a new circuit.


Breaker panel replacement with power surge protection

Installing commercial surge protection equipment is a must for every business.  Businesses invest so much to operate that protecting assets is a no-brainer.  You cannot get by with surge protection power strips.  Instead, you need to install surge protection for the whole building.


Build outs

Commercially, the three-wire system is used so each wire carries an overall lighter workload. Commercial wiring also ends to remain exposed, although it usually is run inside conduit for protection.  In other words, unlike residential wiring that runs in rafters and behind walls, commercial cables may run along the exposed sides of ceilings and walls.


Green energy

Renewable energy commercialization involves the deployment of three generations of renewable energy technologies dating back more than 100 years.  First-generation technologies, which are already mature and economically competitive, include biomass, hydroelectricity, geothermal power and heat.  Second-generation technologies are market-ready and are being deployed at the present time; they include solar heating, photovoltaics, wind power, solar thermal power stations, and modern forms of bioenergy.  Third-generation technologies require continued research and development efforts in order to make large contributions on a global scale and include advanced biomass gasification, hot-dry-rock geothermal power, and ocean energy.


Landscape lighting

Low-voltage landscape lighting systems use a transformer to convert the 120-volt current from your home’s electrical system into 12 volts.  They are ideal for small areas, such as walkways or gardens, and can cost between $100 and $150 per light, including materials and professional installation. Similar to halogen-type landscape lighting, it is the most preferred color temperature for landscape lighting.  Psychologically, it is thought to be more welcoming and soothing compared to higher color temperatures.


LED retrofits

LED commercial lighting came into widespread usage in the 1990s.  Since then, it has been adopted by nearly 61% of businesses.  LED lighting leads all other types of commercial lighting in energy efficiency, lifespan, sustainability, and quality of light with the lowest energy cost of any lighting option.  Businesses who switch to LED lighting save both on hardware costs and energy costs. LED lights last longer than other types of commercial lighting and require less maintenance.  Partnering with a Lighting-as-a-Service provider means there is no initial cost of upgrading to LED lights and maintenance is worry-free.


Service management

Most organizations have a commercial department that is responsible for negotiating with third parties to obtain a fair price for the desired services or products.  The IT department is tasked with utilizing and incorporating third party’s services and products to deliver services to the organization’s internal and external customers.  Commercial electricians work with performance-based contracts and power consumption rebates.


Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors

The building must have gas burning appliances (hot water tank, furnace, boiler, gas oven, etc.). Install carbon monoxide detection in every 10,000 square feet of space or a detector every 100 feet.


Switch gear maintenance upgrade

Cardinal electric understands that switchgear modernization doesn’t stop at your circuit breakers.  Our custom panel shop is here to help you do more.  Eaton’s medium-voltage vacuum replacement circuit breakers are built brand new from the ground up to improve system reliability and provide technology upgrades.  Cardinal electric’s portfolio includes vacuum replacement breakers, breaker to vacuum starter replacements and ground and test devices.  The units are designed to be electrical and mechanical equivalents of the power circuit breakers they replace, with no parts reused from the original breakers.


Electrical maintenance

Electrical maintenance is the process of ensuring that electrical equipment is kept in good working order.  It includes inspecting, testing, and repairing electrical equipment as necessary to prevent problems that could lead to a loss of power or an electrical fire.


Security and alarms

Every business is unique, and there is no single security solution that works for everyone.  If you’re in charge of picking a security solution for a business, you have to take into account factors like budget limits, the size of the commercial property, the size of your workforce, and the business’ greatest risk factors.  It’s not a decision you can take lightly, so if you’re looking for resources, consider Cardinal electric your buying resource for business security.


Automation systems

Commercial automation refers to the use of machines and equipment to automate certain commercial activities in a company, previously performed manually.  An automation system is an integration of sensors, controls, and actuators designed to perform a function with minimal or no human intervention.  The field concerned in this subject is called Mechatronics which is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering that combines mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems.


Solar power systems

Commercial solar is considered distributed generation, meaning that the energy produced by the system is used at or near the point of generation.  Distributed generation projects, such as rooftop or ground-mounted residential solar, are usually connected to the local electric grid.

Commercial Electricians


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All our services are backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Based out of Milltown, our Central NJ electricians can install anything from new security lighting for your outdoors to a whole home generator that will keep your appliances working during a power outage.  We are 24-7 emergency electricians.  We serve the entire Central New Jersey area encompassing Middlesex County, Somerset County, Monmouth County and Ocean County, including towns like Old Bridge, East Brunswick, Edison, Bridgewater, Monroe, Princeton, Marlboro, South Brunswick, Scotch Plains, Toms River and more.  References https://cardinal

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