Building Upgrades

With technology advancing faster than ever before in all areas of our lives, it’s a good time to take a new look at what property owners can do to upgrade their buildings. Most buildings were constructed prior to 2010 and may be inefficient and not up to current building code standards. The good news is that old buildings can be upgraded to today’s standards and conveniences.

Upgrade With Today's Technology

  • Energy Effiency

    One of the most common technological advances is with energy efficiency. Buildings that use lots of lighting can now upgrade to LED bulbs and lighting units that consume about 10 to 20 percent of the electricity used by incandescent bulbs. Energy efficient appliances and machinery are available to also help reduce energy costs. Many of these appliances will have the government’s Energy Star approval.

  • Wifi and Smart Gadgets

    As of 2018, there are a flood of new products that work with wifi. No longer are wires needed for products like security devices or anything that uses a switch. You can now turn on and off electrical wall outlets, lights, appliances, and cameras with a remote or smartphone. Smart devices can control heating and air conditioning, cooking, entertainment centers, and even order your groceries.

  • Upgrading Old Equipment

    Many items within a building can be upgraded instead of replaced. For example, advances in fire prevention can be incorporated into a building by a fire sprinkler repair company. Other items should be replaced or newly installed to achieve the full benefits of technology such as doors and windows, locking devices, insulation, solar energy systems, and seismic resistance upgrades in earthquake-prone areas.

Start with a Plan

Upgrading your commercial or residential building starts with thorough planning. Since new innovations are coming out every year, it’s a good idea to do as much research on building upgrade ideas as you can. Then choose the ones that will work best for your needs. Once your upgrade project is completed you’ll be able to enjoy your new building for years to come.