The downtime is undoubtedly expensive. It could be so expensive in case of unexpected failure of the interruptible power supply. In fact, it can make an average business suffer a huge loss on a per hour basis. It even results in lost productivity, lead generation and even data integrity.
One of the easiest ways to avoid this costly downtime is to install an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). These powerful systems can keep your business running until your main power source comes back on. What’s the problem? There are no fail-safe uninterruptible power supply systems, so regular maintenance is required. Here’s why UPS preventive maintenance is so important to your overall IT strategy, and tips on choosing the best UPS monitoring software or service to meet your organization’s needs.
What Happens If I Don’t Perform Preventive Maintenance on My System?
Think of it like maintaining your car. Just as you wouldn’t drive your car without maintaining the major parts from time to time, you shouldn’t neglect the major components of your UPS. Failure to properly maintain your UPS can result in the following.
- Damage to the system
- High repair costs
- Unnecessary spare parts
In short, if you do not give the highest priority to the maintenance of your UPS, you may incur higher costs.
How Can a UPS Monitoring Service Help Prevent Downtime?
A UPS monitoring service can help you avoid costly downtime by
- Installing software that monitors your UPS and diagnoses problems in real-time to fix them as quickly as possible
- Identifying potential problems early to keep costs to your business as low as possible
- The regular maintenance of key elements of the system to keep it working when you need it most
More importantly, a UPS monitoring service ensures that your core IT staff and service personnel can focus on productivity instead of power issues.
Which UPS Monitoring Service Is Best for Me?
When choosing the right UPS monitoring service or software, consider the following:
- Whether your service provider has easy access to the parts your system needs, such as batteries – otherwise, there will be delays in repairs
- Whether he has experience and certifications in your industry
- How much support and response times are available? Ideally, you’re looking for around-the-clock support
Ask as many questions as necessary
Can I Also Perform Preventive Maintenance Myself?
Of course, but that may not be the best strategy. For example, it’s too easy to neglect routine battery checks, and you may not know how often critical parts like filters and fans need to be replaced and cleaned.
However, when UPS maintenance is performed by a professional, you can be sure that your power source is properly maintained. And remember, a predictable UPS service provider bill is always cheaper than an unexpected outage!
UPS Monitoring Service by MLE
Multilink Engineering has been providing quality power services and systems across the country for over a decade. A team of well-positioned, professionally trained and highly skilled engineers is ready to serve your local business 24/7.
As a well know service provider trusted by customers such as state government departments and agencies, aged care facilities, and major retailers in the fuel, fashion, and food industries, you can rest assured that our team always operates to the highest safety and quality standards.
If you have any questions that we haven’t answered on our FAQ page, or if you have an urgent issue with UPS, please contact us today.