Nestled between Arvada and Broomfield, Westminster, Colorado consists of nearly 33 square miles stretching from I-25 past Highway 36 to Standley Lake. Home to more than 108,000 hard working Coloradans, Westminster is the second most densely populated city in Colorado, with an average of 4,114 people per square mile. In addition to being densely populated, Westminster also boasts one of the largest concentrations of retail development in the Greater Denver Metro Area. With a wide variety of shopping, entertainment and dining options for consumers to choose from, business owners must stay competitive if their business is going to survive. Two of the most important and least appreciated contributors to a commercial success are safe, reliable and effective commercial lighting.
Commercial Electric Service
Whether your business is retail, food service, technology or manufacturing, safe reliable electric service is essential to your commercial businesses. Delivering power to the machinery, equipment and technology that keeps your business running smoothly, commercial electric service must be capable of handling significantly more power than residential electric service. Also, commercial electric service is typically utilized more than residential electric service, and therefore must be able to withstand frequent and repetitive use. To better illustrate just how much power businesses use on a regular basis, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that businesses, both commercial and industrial, use approximately 50% of the energy in the U.S, compared to the 22% used in residential buildings. Safe, reliable electric service is so important to businesses that in most cases, a business will hire or contract special commercial-industrial electricians or electric service companies who are licensed, experienced and have the resources needed to service, maintain and repair commercial and industrial electric service.
One aspect of commercial electric service that is exceptionally important to businesses is commercial lighting. Not only does commercial lighting illuminate businesses for customers and employees, it also can significantly impact the success of a business. Lighting standards set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) not only helps increase productivity, they also improve safety. Commercial security lighting is one of the most effective and least expensive means of crime deterrence according to security experts. Most notable however, is the effect commercial lighting, especially in retail applications, has on the mood and behavior of consumers.
One unfortunate effect of commercial lighting is the impact it can have on a business’s energy bill. While many businesses switched to energy saving fluorescent lighting rather than continue using power hungry incandescent lighting, fluorescent lighting has its limitations. Recent breakthroughs in highly energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) technology is helping businesses significantly reduce their energy costs. In addition, these new LED lights last far longer than fluorescent and incandescent lights. As a result, numerous businesses that have switched to LED technology are reporting considerable savings on their energy bills and lighting replacement costs.
If you own a commercial or industrial business, you know how important safe and reliable electric service can be to your business. Don’t trust your business, the safety of your employees and customers, and your financial future to just any electrician or electric service. Contact APower, a locally owned and operated business, for all of your commercial electric service needs. Unlike the big franchise electric service companies, we understand firsthand the challenges that face small business owners in the Denver area. We offer commercial electric service contracts to meet your specific needs and budget, and a team of fast, friendly and experienced electricians that are fully licensed and insured. No matter your commercial electric service needs, big or small, APower has you covered.