Are your business premises winter ready?
In a working environment, the cold weather can cause many problems affecting building facilities. WM Dyer Electrical want to ensure that organisations are aware of the risks that winter poses and when they should be preparing to mitigate such risks. This article looks into some of the checks that will help to get your business ready for the cold winter months to come.
Some dread them, some look forward to them – those cold winter months. Whether they bring beautiful snowy scenes or crisp fresh mornings, they are usually fraught with problems associated with the change in the weather.
At home or at work, many of the building facilities we use on a daily basis are put to the test when the outside temperature drops. We crank up the heating, have the lights on all the time to compensate for 3pm sunsets and use every available energy source to keep warm and dry. Security systems such as intruder alarms are usually relied on more during the winter with the dark nights and mornings posing a higher risk of break ins.
When managing a business premises, it’s really important to make sure the weather doesn’t affect productivity. Here at WM Dyer Electrical, we understand the important of keeping things moving – so are encouraging businesses to ensure that they are as ‘Winter Ready’ as they possibly can be. Not only can this prevent things like break downs – you can also save energy and prevent a big bill when the Spring season hits.
Here are some of the ways we think can help you and your business to become ‘Winter Ready’ –
Heating & Ventilation Systems
If your Heating System isn’t checked and working efficiently, this could cause big problems. If it’s sub-zero outside, staff will have to be sent home and operations be ground to a halt. This is not good for business or reputation, and a broken heating system could end up costing a lot more than a repair should it have been checked and serviced.
Should your heating system not be insulated correctly or there is an issue with the correct ventilation for the building, this could result in a surge in energy usage.
WM Dyer Electrical offer energy efficient Heating & Ventilation Systems as well as Electrical Maintenance Services to ensure you’re set for Winter and running as cost effectively and safely as possible.
With the night’s drawing in, it’s important that any business premises are as well-lit as possible – alongside being energy efficient and cost effective. Lighting provides safety and reassurance for staff working within an environment – no one wants to be navigating their way out of a dark office or walking to their car in the corner of a dark car park!
Should there be a loss of power, it’s very important that Emergency Lighting is also maintained. This again, ensures safety is at the forefront of your priorities as a business owner – alongside the legal obligations you have to adhere to.
Well-lit buildings are often targeted by thieves far less than those in darkness. Outside lighting does not have to cost the earth, there are lots of options and it could save money in the long run.
WM Dyer Electrical offer many different Lighting Solutions – including Energy Efficient Lighting Systems & Emergency Lighting
As with a lack of lighting, dark nights and mornings can entice unwanted intruders into or around your business premises.
Whether it’s a case of kids hanging around in the car park, to attempted thefts – we have various solutions to enable you to not only keep an eye on your premises but to help keep people out.
WM Dyer Electrical can supply and install various Security Systems including CCTV & Intruder Alarms to ensure your premises are kept safe during the long winter nights.