Why Commercial Buildings Need Backup Power to Beat Summer Heat Waves
Last September, a massive heatwave shattered records in California. Los Angeles County saw its highest temperature ever recorded, an astonishing 121°F. Research shows the state is in a trend of longer, more intense heat waves – and the Bay Area is not immune.
While San Francisco is spared from the worst wildfire threats, it’s still subject to sweltering summer heat. All across the Bay Area, from large cities to small towns, electrical grids are straining under the new demands placed on them by these unprecedented conditions. All signs point to more of this in the future.
Luckily, Bay Area businesses aren’t helpless. They can use backup power to protect their investments.
What are the 2 Main Reasons That Commercial Buildings Need Backup Power to Beat Summer Heat Waves?
2.) HVAC (Heating, Air Conditioning & Ventilation)
While both of these are crucial, it’s the HVAC system that traditionally causes problems with building electrical performance. When the temperature soars, your HVAC works harder to compensate. This leads to inefficiency and higher costs throughout the system, which can be compounded by other problems with your building.
If you’re in an older building, you’re especially vulnerable to having power short out during peak demand.
This creates a vicious cycle for aging electrical wiring. Your wiring can’t support the needs of your HVAC, and your overworked HVAC creates more and more demand. The stress can lead to significant wiring damage. In the worst cases, that might result in a fire that shuts down your building on the long term.
Backup power systems are crucial for businesses that want to beat the heat safely!
With a backup power system, your building automatically switches to battery backup power as soon as the flow of electricity from your utility is interrupted in any way. Smaller systems enable you to safely shut down your computers and other sensitive equipment while preventing the damage caused by dips and surges.
Larger systems equip you to keep your business running for hours while service is restored – ensuring that both your employees and your customers are safe and comfortable no matter how hot it gets outside. Instead of losing thousands of dollars in opportunities, you might be the only business on your block still operating!
Between heatwaves and spotty PG&E service, backup power makes good business sense.
Contact Nite & Day Power to learn more.