Three Questions to Ask Your Electrician If You Plan to Put a Cool Room in Your Warehouse

Posted on: 4 April 2017


If you are planning to have a cool room installed in your warehouse, you may need to hire a commercial electrician to help you with the process. To ensure you select the right cool room and that you understand its impact on your current electrical system, you may want to ask your electrician the following three questions.

1. Do You Need to Add New Outlets or Circuits to Support the Cool Room?

In most cases, cool rooms have fans and condensation systems that use a range of levels of power. Typically, the amount of power needed varies based on the size of the cool room and the type of equipment in use. To estimate what type of electrical changes your warehouse needs, you should have a commercial electrician look over your current electrical system.

If you are just getting a small system, you may be able to hook it up to your existing outlets or have your electrician hardwire it in. However, in other cases, the electrician may need to add wiring and outlets that can handle a higher voltage or even set up a separate circuit just for the cool room.

2. What Is the Projected Power Consumption of the Cool Room?

Once you have the wiring figured out, you may want to estimate how much it is going to cost you to run the cool room. A commercial electrician can also help you figure that out. They can assess the voltage needed by the equipment that is going in the cool room, and they can also make estimates based on efficiency. For instance, if a cool room is located near a heater vent, it may us more energy to stay cool, but if it's located next to another cool room, that can result in lowered energy costs.

3. Where Will the Wiring Be Located?

Finally, you may also want to talk with the electrician about options for locations of the wires. Ideally, you should be able to locate the cool room near a wall so that you can extend the wires from the cavity of that wall to the cool room. However, in other cases, the electrician may need to get a bit more creative with the wires. For instance, they may need to be strung overhead such as the wires running from a stobie pole to a home. In other cases, it may be possible to put the wires under a fake floor or through a hollowed out ceiling beam.