Can Electrical Conduit Reduce Your Energy Bills?

As the unsung guardians of electrical safety, conduit are protective channels that house and safeguard your cables and wires. Not only are they a fundamental part of modern electrical applications, but they can even potentially reduce costly energy bills. Here’s how.

Conduit Can Make Your Building More Energy Efficient

Canada’s extreme weather conditions can test a building’s resilience, making energy efficiency crucial. By enclosing and insulating electrical cables and wires, conduit create a heat-retaining barrier within your wiring system and minimize heat loss. Over time, this can reduce your hefty energy bills by keeping energy consumption in check.

Conduit Prolong the Use of Your Cables and Wires

Tired of frayed cables and worn-out wires? Conduit extend the life of your building’s cables and wires by protecting them and keeping them in top-notch condition. Here’s how.

  • Shield cables and wires from the environment: Conduit protect electrical infrastructure from moisture, corrosion, temperature fluctuations, and physical damage. This allows cables and wires to remain robust and resilient, reducing the need for expensive replacements.
  • Guard against wear and tear: Secure and sturdy conduit protect against premature wear caused by movement and vibration. They also reduce the risk of power disruptions or electrical outages.
    • Pro-tip: if water is causing your electrical outages, try using Polywater’s products to create seals around conduits and pipes.
  • Future-proof for easy upgrades: Conduit allow for easy installation of additional cables or wires without disruptive renovations or extensive rewiring. You can keep infrastructure up to date with fewer headaches and smaller bills.
  • Make safety a priority: Conduit play a crucial role in ensuring safety. Enclosing electrical cables and wires reduces the risk of accidental contact or damage—safeguarding your building’s occupants and protecting valuable infrastructure.

Conduit Mitigate Heat Dissipation

Climate control is important year-round, especially during summer heat waves and winter cold spells. Excessive heat dissipation in a building can lead to higher energy bills, which you certainly don’t want any time of year! With proper conduit installation, you can:

  • Prevent heat from escaping cables and wires: Conduit create an insulated barrier, ensuring your building’s temperature remains balanced and reducing the need for air conditioning. Say goodbye to skyrocketing energy bills and hello to improved climate control.
  • Protect electrical infrastructure: Excessive heat takes a toll on electrical infrastructure, leading to reduced performance and potential damage. The protective shielding of conduit minimizes overheating and helps ensure your electrical system’s longevity. This reduces the risk of malfunctions, and helps avert costly repairs in the future. 

Whether you manage a commercial building, a residential complex, or an industrial facility, conduit offer versatile solutions to tackle heat dissipation and reduce those costly energy bills. 

From rigid steel conduit for robust protection to PVC conduit for cost-effective insulation, Albrite Lighting offers a wide range of options for new construction and retrofit projects.

Key Considerations for Conduit Installation

Ready to install your conduit? Here are a few pointers to review before you begin. 

  • Map out your electrical system: Before installing conduit, identify the areas where you need them, and plan out the most efficient routes for running them. Consider your building’s layout, the proximity of electrical equipment, and possible future expansions.
  • Choose the right gauge and capacity: Find out what your buildings’ power requirements are. Oversized conduit can lead to unnecessary material and installation costs, while undersized conduits may restrict future upgrades.
  • Pick the proper conduit: Choose materials that can withstand your local elements. Consider factors like durability, corrosion resistance, and location when making your selection. If you aren’t sure which to choose, get in touch.
  • Comply with building codes: Always conform to electrical codes and regulations in your area. Code compliance ensures the safety and reliability of your electrical system and helps you avoid potential legal penalties.
  • Customize for best results: With a variety of conduit materials and sizes available, choose conduit options that align squarely with your needs, budget, and aesthetics.

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