Why Retrofitting Matters

Apr 11, 2023 | Blog, Electrical Engineering

Did winter get your building down? With late 2022 and early 2023 subjecting Canadians to some truly nasty weather, the importance of ensuring your building envelope and electrical systems are up to date is clearer than ever. Countless buildings are experiencing significant issues as we battle the cold, and retrofitting can be a viable way to protect yourself against costly shutdowns, damage, and operational failures.

As part of the Krahn Group of Companies, KD Electrical Engineering knows that finding the right consulting team to handle electrical upgrades is vital to success and goes a long way to protecting your building all year round. Below, we’ll take a look at some of the most important tips to keep in mind when considering commercial retrofits, as well as the benefits of partnering with our team. Read on to learn more!

When do you NEED to upgrade?

One of the most common questions we get is how to know when you have to upgrade your electrical and core building features. While there’s no universal answer, the general recommendation is: before you have to. Old buildings rarely experience problems when it’s convenient, and if you’re not on top of maintenance and routine upgrading, you could find yourself facing a major issue that could have been a very minor job if dealt with early on. If you’re already noticing electrical systems struggling to cope with current demand, or your business has developed new needs and operational practices (i.e. enhanced production) since you first moved into the building, it may be time to get a thorough evaluation and see how you can improve your space.

If you have visibly damaged or poorly performing electrical systems, HVAC systems, or other foundational elements, don’t wait for major issues to arise; deal with them now.

Conservation First

Retrofitting can be a great way to boost the energy sustainability of your building and lower the overhead costs spent on utilities and other environmental factors. If your HVAC systems or even operational components aren’t performing as needed, you’re more likely to see consistent increases in your spending with little to show in output. Retrofits can also make your building eligible for sustainability grants and keep you on track to embrace evolving trends and standards mandated by your local jurisdiction.

Plan for the Future with KD Electrical Engineering

Ready to retrofit for success? KD Electrical Engineering Consulting is proud to be a Krahn Group of Companies (KGC) member and offers our clients access to a full spectrum of engineering and enhanced consultation services. Make sure your building is ready to tackle the future with ease and learn more about the benefits of working with KD Electrical Consulting as well as the Krahn Group of Companies by contacting our team today.

Looking to join a team built to excel? The Krahn Group of Companies is hiring across all locations and disciplines. Learn more here!