Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) help you avoid disruptions to your operations when the grid falters and fails. Without an effective UPS in position, your business grinds to a halt and won’t start moving forward again until the issue is resolved and the power is restored. It’s a costly prospect that costs American businesses billions of dollars in lost revenue each year. Fortunately, it’s easily sidestepped with minimal investment in the right UPS for your operations.
It is impossible to control everything, and no matter how much planning and preparation you conduct, there are always risks to your power supply that are out of your control. Lighting, ice, snow, falling trees, floods, hurricanes, high winds, construction activity, and motor vehicle accidents can all take the power grid down.
However, you can mitigate the risk with a reliable UPS. When these incidents or other events take the grid down, your UPS will kick in and ensure your computers, machinery, lights, and other critical systems remain operational until power is restored. With an uninterrupted power supply, your business will keep rolling along while other businesses in the area are idle and silent.
Standby generators are designed to provide long-term power generation capacity. Depending on the generator and fuel supply, modern generators can provide hours, days, and even weeks of uninterrupted power supply. Thus, even in major disasters, you will have the long-term protection you need to keep the lights on and the workload flowing.
However, it takes time for standby generators to “get up to speed.” These moments count from seconds to minutes, and in the interim, the loss of power can shut computers and other vital systems down. This can result in data loss, disrupted workflow, and potentially system damage. A UPS provides the imperative bridge between the time the power goes down and the moment the generator produces sufficient electricity to power your critical systems. It buys time that helps ensure your systems don’t flicker or falter as the power source shifts from the grid to the generator.
Another key benefit of a UPS is that it helps save you money on your utility bill. It is estimated according to ENERGY STAR, that UPS systems can reduce your energy waste by more than 50%. This considerable amount highlights the direct savings businesses can enjoy when they spend the time to choose the best UPS for their needs.
There isn’t a single business out there that doesn’t depend on electricity. Data centers, industrial facilities, hospitals and healthcare facilities, retail facilities, manufacturing centers, educational institutions, and countless other sectors deploy UPS to ensure that they always have an uninterrupted power supply.
Do you have more questions about the importance of an uninterrupted power supply in your business? Contact Central Power Systems & Services to learn more about the UPS systems we recommend and the steps we suggest to ensure your systems achieve optimal performance without disruption season after season.