Installing Additional Outlets? Here’s What You Need To Know

As your business grows, so will your need for technology. Many smaller commercial buildings will inevitably run into problems keeping up with increased electrical demand. By adding more wall outlets, you can create a more functional office space, but there are several considerations to make before you begin the installation. 

Below are three tips to help you make the most of your outlet installation:

Install smart outlets. 

Smart outlets use less energy, can have USB adaptations, and can even be controlled by Bluetooth for electronics like speakers and smartphones. These will be the new standard in several years, so the sooner you upgrade, the better your facility will be positioned for advancements in the future. For the modern office space, smart outlets are a must. 

Choose the right placement. 

Electrical codes specify how far apart outlets need to be, but you are allowed to place them anywhere. Make sure outlets are convenient for any place that people congregate, especially in open floor plan office spaces. Floor outlets are also a great option to ensure plugs aren’t a tripping hazard in high-foot traffic areas. 

Replace old outlets as needed. 

While you’re adding new outlets, ask your electrician about replacing old outlets and wiring that are giving you trouble. Older outlets can have issues with the electrical load of modern appliances and may not work as efficiently as new ones. They can also pose electrical hazards if the wiring is older and beginning to wear. 

MaintenX works with top electrical professionals across the country to make your building renovations as simple as possible. If you’re interested in upgrading your electrical system with new outlets or other technologies, contact us today!

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