Your focus as the property manager of a commercial building is twofold, both on your tenants and your bottom line. You need to provide a productive, comfortable environment for the people who use the space. You also need to keep costs low and save money for your client.

Complicated electrical systems, including the essential transformer, affect both of your priorities. The more you understand transformers, the better job you can do for tenants and building owners.


What Is a Transformer?

The transformer is the critical bridge between the electricity you buy and the electricity people in your building use. By purchasing high voltage electricity at cheap prices, you can lower energy costs. Then the transformer lowers the voltage to a level that your building can use, and safely and efficiently distributes it to tenants.

The transformer is an electrical device that transfers electricity between two or more circuits, using the principle of electromagnetic induction. Without these devices, it would be impossible to effectively transmit, distribute, and use alternating current electrical energy. And that’s what your building uses.

How Does This Concern the Property Manager?

The right transformer makes it possible to keep your tenants supplied with a steady flow of less expensive electricity. That keeps them happy.

Like most things electrical, transformers are not simple. One problem is older models of transformers. Many buildings are equipped with old-technology units. These are inefficient when compared to newer types, and add to your power costs.

As older transformers get close to the end of their useful life, their failure rate increases. When a transformer goes out, the result is an unplanned outage, and unhappy tenants.
This means you need to be on top of the lifecycle of your building’s transformers. It is important to research what is new on the market and what is best for your building loads.
Then there is new construction. Choosing the proper size and type of transformer from the many on the market is a job for an expert. So much depends on where the transformer will be located, complex considerations around impedance, and whether you need a single- or three-phase transformer.

G&C, Transforming Confusion to Electrical Efficiency

You don’t have to do it alone. Consult the electrical experts at G&C Construction and Electrical. They have been helping property managers for almost two decades with their electrical systems. With a combined 75 years of experience, they have the real world know-how to help you keep your system efficient and cost-effective.
Call the professionals at G&C today for clear, up-to-date, understandable, objective information about transformers for your properties.