Top 5 Benefits of Preventative UPS Maintenance
If your business needs to have uninterrupted critical power, preventative maintenance should be a priority – saving you time and money caused by disturbances.
Preventative maintenance is one of the critical services typically provided under a maintenance plan. Its purpose is to ensure a detailed inspection and service of the relevant kit and to identify and remove problems.
It’s an effective way to ensure smooth operation and protection of your IT infrastructure and your approach to managing it is critical to the security, efficiency and operation of your business.
Whilst there are many causes of downtime which are unavoidable, over half of system stoppages are due to inadequate maintenance. Introduce a preventative maintenance plan and you could prevent an unexpected power interruption.
Here are our top 5 reasons why you should make preventative maintenance for your UPS an absolute priority.
1. Reduce Downtime
By monitoring the health of your IT infrastructure regularly with preventative maintenance, you can avoid downtime and keep your equipment running at peak performance. Inspections, testing and cleaning of the complete unit by trained technicians ensure that it is operating at it’s highest potential. Any wear or possible failure can be found and resolved before a failure ever happens.
2. Save Money
Having frequent check-ups and inspections on your UPS will always end up less expensive than the cost of having a sudden failure. It can also lengthen the working life of UPS components from 25 to 50 percent over the manufacturer’s lifespan, this, in turn, cuts down on your number of UPS replacements.
3. Improve performance
As standard, preventative maintenance includes regular cleaning of dust and debris and checks for contacts and connections that are not working. These small maintenance checks contribute to an improved performance. If any parts of the UPS are not working normally due to age or wear, it’ll put more stress on the rest of the system, which will slow performance and shorten the life of those parts.
4. Increase IT productivity
Remove the trouble and worry from your business by implementing a preventative maintenance plan, so staff can focus without being distracted by lifespan management. You will be able to use the information from the maintenance reports to make decisions about repair and replacement in a timely manner, rather than under pressure from an unexpected power stoppage.
5. Reduce Complications
Having preventative maintenance will require a detailed inventory of each part within the UPS infrastructure – not an easy task! This information is very important as it links directly to present information on operational status, deficiencies and service history. This precise and detailed understanding is also essential in planning for future UPS repairs, service and replacement parts.
An effective preventative maintenance strategy can be one of the most cost-effective decisions to ensure the ongoing health of both critical equipment and the overall business.