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According to the American Hospital Association, there are more than 6,000 hospitals scattered throughout the country as of 2023. Many of these hospitals are somewhere between 10 and 30 years old.
Some of them might not need to have electrical upgrades done just yet. But others may be well overdue for a hospital upgrade and, more specifically, a power upgrade.
If you help operate a modern medical facility that’s still on the newer side, you may be able to put off updating a hospital for a few more years. But otherwise, you could potentially benefit from updating the electrical infrastructure of your older hospital in a big way.
Would you like to learn more about some of the possible benefits of making electrical upgrades in hospitals? Take a look at them below. Then, consider upgrading your healthcare facility in the Kansas City metro area.
Almost 6,000 fires take place in hospitals and other healthcare facilities each year. Right around 10% of them start as a result of electrical malfunctions.
If your hospital is relying on older electrical wiring at this time, there is a chance that it could cause a fire to start at any moment. Making electrical upgrades to your wiring will reduce the odds of a fire ever starting in your hospital due to an electrical malfunction.
Your patients have a right to feel safe when they’re in your hospital. You can make them feel safer from now on by making a concerted effort to upgrade your electrical infrastructure.
More major power outages are taking place in the U.S. these days than ever before. There has been a dramatic increase in the total number of weather-related power outages, in particular.
When most homes or businesses lose power, it’ll prove to be little more than an inconvenience. But when a hospital loses power, it can obviously turn into a life-or-death situation if the power isn’t restored fast.
Making electrical upgrades to your hospital can limit the impact that power outages will have on it. You can have new generators and backup power systems installed so that your hospital and the patients in it aren’t impacted too much, if at all, by power outages.
Maintaining your hospital’s electrical system over time will be of the utmost importance. You’ll need to bring in an experienced commercial electrical company to work on your system every so often to keep it running the way it’s supposed to.
But if you don’t make electrical upgrades over the years, you may find that you’ll have to call on this company earlier than you would like to have your system maintained and repaired. Before long, you might be spending more to maintain an old system than you would have to make electrical upgrades in the first place.
Not surprisingly, many hospitals spend a small fortune each month on their utility bills because of all the electricity they use. They always have everything from lights and computers to ventilators, and other medical equipment turned on.
Your hospital might be able to cut your electric costs a little by making it your mission to turn off some of these things when they aren’t being used. You might be surprised to see what a huge difference doing this alone could make.
But you might also want to explore the possibility of making electrical upgrades that could cut your electric costs down to size even further. By replacing some of the older electrical equipment in your hospital with more energy-efficient electrical equipment, you could end up saving your healthcare facility quite a bit of money.
Even though many hospitals are on the larger side nowadays, the space inside of them can still be limited. Hospitals don’t always have a lot of extra space to spare because of all the medical equipment that they have to fit inside of them.
Fortunately, this is yet another area in which making electrical upgrades in your hospital can benefit you. Much of the electrical equipment that is used in hospitals today is just a fraction of the size that it was even just a few years ago. You can have things like medium voltage switchgear solutions installed without them cutting into too much of your space.
By making electrical upgrades, you might be able to make your hospital look and feel more spacious than it is at the moment. You can use this freed-up space as opposed to having to kick around the idea of expanding the footprint of your hospital at some point.
It isn’t a secret that technology is moving at the speed of light in this day and age. Hospitals are always incorporating new machines and other forms of technology into their facilities. It helps them provide better care for their patients.
The problem, of course, is that hospitals aren’t always equipped to provide power to all these new forms of technology. Making electrical upgrades could make it possible for your facility to do it.
These electrical upgrades will also often enable you to plug machines in without them turning into safety hazards. It’ll allow you to embrace technology without having to be concerned about the potential downsides of utilizing it.
Contact Us to Make Electrical Upgrades in Your Hospital
Could your hospital benefit from making electrical upgrades? Staco Electric has experience when it comes to ushering electrical systems in healthcare facilities into new eras.
We can handle any and all electrical upgrades that you’d like to make to operating rooms, ICU facilities, MRI rooms, and more. It won’t take you long to see just how beneficial updating a hospital can be.
Reach out to us today to hear more about our healthcare electrical services.