Maintaining your commercial property’s electrical system can extend its life expectancy. A proper balance of electrical preventative maintenance mixed with protective and predictive maintenance can save you thousands of dollars in unexpected repairs.

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What’s the difference between preventative and protective and predictive maintenance?

Preventative maintenance involves shutting down some of your electrical equipment to perform maintenance, cleaning, and replacement of older equipment. Although sometimes required in order to keep your electrical system properly maintained, any form of shutdown can be costly.

Protective and Predictive maintenance involves inspecting your electrical system while it is up and running. There is no downtime, and the equipment is inspected using infrared (thermal) imaging. Sun Electrical can perform a full inspection of your entire electrical system with zero down time. This includes visual inspections, cleaning, and IR scanning to produce a full report of the health of your electrical distribution system. This allows you to protect your equipment, and predict any imminent failures, and gives you the opportunity to schedule a shut-down to make repairs at a time of your choosing, rather than waiting for equipment to fail.

Industry statistics show that for every $1 spent on protective and predictive maintenance can save you $4 in future costs due to unforeseen shutdowns and failure.

Beneficial maintenance activities include:

  • General maintenance and cleaning of your electrical distribution system
  • Lighting maintenance including ballast and lamp replacement
  • Lighting repairs and upgrades
  • Thermal imaging
  • Energy audits
  • Surge suppression


There are, of course, times when equipment will experience problems or even fail. In times like these, Sun Electrical stands ready to assist you, and get you back up and running as soon as possible.

Situations that can impact your business include:

  • Repair or replacement of faulty or failed electrical equipment
  • Nuisance tripping of circuits
  • Troubleshooting automation and control systems
  • Troubleshooting VFD (variable frequency drive) issues

Call Sun Electrical today for all of your commercial electrical needs. You’ll get quality workmanship, peace of mind, and the satisfaction of knowing the job done right by our certified journeyperson electricians in Airdrie and Calgary.