Your hotel or motel’s electrical service capacity is chiefly based on its wiring system and connected electrical equipment’s load calculations. The breaker or fuse box’s size can also estimate service capacity. An electric service upgrade may also replace underground cables connected to service panels and meters.
Guest Facility Requirements
A guest facility’s service capacity is determined by the load capacity of the electricity it needs to function—the greater the number of circuits, the more power a building will require. An older building that has not had its electrical system inspected for a long time may have safety hazards. A licensed electrician should be asked to look for electrical problems and fix code violations. This will ensure your hotel or motel is compliant to avoid government fines.
Service Panel Upgrades
Modern power demands have made many guest facilities with outdated electrical wiring insufficient for the electrical requirements of modern equipment. Fortunately, a hotel or motel may not need a full electric service upgrade. Maybe all that is required is to upgrade its electrical service panel or circuit capacity. A licensed electrician will ensure your building’s electrical system can handle its power load to comply with National Electric Code (NEC) requirements.
A commercial electrical service panel provides the power required by a guest facility’s equipment. Energy from the utility runs through this panel, then distributed to your building’s major and minor electrical branches. A properly functioning electrical panel is essential for the safety of visitors and the productivity and safety of the staff working in a guest facility.
Moreover, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) require every commercial electrical panel to protect workers from exposure to live electrical parts of equipment, preventing injuries and fatalities from electric shock.
Electrical Services You Can Trust
Founded in 1991 and serving Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services you can trust, including:
- Standby Generator Installation
- Panel Upgrades (Heavy-Ups)
- Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations
- Structured Cabling
- Circuit Breaker Replacement
Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.