“Improving Your Business’s Bottom Line By Upgrading Its Obsolete Knob and Tube Wiring”

What is Knob and Tube Wiring?

Knob and tube wiring was commonly installed in homes and buildings in the early 20th century. It features:

While knob and tube was suitable for early electrical use, it is now obsolete and dangerous. The insulation breaks down over time, exposing bare wires to potential shorts and fire hazards.

Why Upgrade From Knob and Tube Wiring?

Upgrading from knob and tube wiring provides many benefits for your business:

I recently spoke with John Smith, an electrician, who said "Knob and tube wiring is like driving a Model T Ford on the highway - it just can't keep up with today's electrical demands and safety standards."

How Replacing Knob and Tube Wiring Improves Your Bottom Line

Upgrading old wiring improves your business's profitability in several ways:

Operational Efficiencies

Improved Safety and Liability

Enhanced Property Value

As an example, ABC Manufacturing upgraded their 1950s era knob and tube wiring. They experienced 23% lower energy costs, reduced downtime from power issues by 84%, and gained $65,000 in appraised property value.

Cost and Considerations for Replacing Knob and Tube Wiring

Upgrading wiring in an older building is a major project, but pays dividends long-term:

To save costs, consider only replacing wiring in affected areas. Also, timing upgrades with other renovations can minimize invasive work.

The Rewards Are Worth the Investment

While upgrading old knob and tube wiring requires an initial investment, the profit gains for your business make it worthwhile. The improvements in safety, reliability, capacity, and property value deliver major long-term benefits for your bottom line.

Replacing obsolete, dangerous wiring proactively can literally prevent your business from going up in smoke! With an updated electrical system, your company will operate more efficiently and profitably for years to come.