When is comes to the wiring needs for commercial versus residential buildings know the needs are more different than they are similar. You will find they each require their own materials, energy needs, load demands, and equipment setup. Burley Electrical Services will help define the main differences and help homeowners and business owners know their building’s electrical needs.
Residential Electrical House Wiring
Residential wiring systems are always completely covered with sheath insulation. This protective sheathing is designed to help protect the homeowner and the residents from getting electric shocks. Electricians know that most residential wiring consists of a single phase 120 Volt, made up of three wires. They are a positive, negative and a neutral wire. For the higher energy demanding appliances such as HVAC units, refrigerators, clothes washers and dryer machines, residential electrical wires that are used are a two phase circuit that is a 240 Volts. When it comes to commercial applications of this type of wiring, the wiring is normally run throughout the ceiling. In a residential home, the wiring will be run throughout the home’s wall and attic space so that they are out of view.
Commercial Electrical Wiring Basics
Commercial wiring uses a three phase wiring system. In a three phase electrical system, there are two smaller legs that run 120 Volts to each and one wire with 228 Volts make a total of 448 Volts of power. This system allows each wire to withstand less of an overload, while creating a higher output of power as all three wires work together. With a higher and more stable output of power, a commercial wiring system is designed to provide more efficiency of power for the high consumption equipment that most commercial buildings use. The nature of a commercial building demands more power. Commercial wiring often has a higher level of insulation known as TTHT (thermoplastic, high heat resistant, nylon coated). The TTHT helps to protect the wiring from corrosive gases and liquids. You may also notice special outlets throughout commercial buildings. This is for equipment that demands more power yet is sensitive in nature like computer systems for example.
Short Circuits & Overloads
You may not fully realize how important the correct type of wiring for a commercial versus a residential building is. Regardless of knowledge or lack thereof, you never want to overload or short circuit your home or commercial building. Should this happen, you may have inefficient wiring. It is also important to know when there is enough power as well. Rewiring your home or business is quite common when power demands increase. Occasionally homeowners may replace a circuit breaker or even outlets or receptacles with a commercially designed product. Knowing that there is a difference will help save time and money.
Professional Electrical Wiring Services in Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, Davie, Fort Lauderdale & South Florida
It is always a good idea to become more knowledgeable about the wiring and electrical systems in your home or business. It helps to diagnose problems that may be occurring so you know when to call an electrician or if it is a simple fix that you can do yourself. Burley Electrical Services encourages you to know more. Nonetheless, if you find that you have an electrical problem that requires a professional, contact Burley Electrical Services today.