Maximising Your UPS Lifespan: The Integral Role Of Regular Servicing

Maximising Your UPS Lifespan: The Integral Role Of Regular Servicing

by Isaac Prakash September 19, 2023

An uninterruptible power supply, or UPS, is crucial for protecting your electronics and giving you time for a safe shutdown, or to save and protect any data and work in the event of a power outage. Simply having a UPS, however, is not enough. It must also be regularly serviced if it is to keep performing at its best and to ensure that it is working when you need it, for as long as you need it.

Preventative methods are always better and cheaper than having to correct an issue after the fact. Read on to discover the integral role of regular servicing for your UPS and the kind of maintenance steps that UPS Solutions can undertake for you…


Getting to know your UPS system

When you get your UPS system, it is important to understand it, its components, and how it works. Knowing how it should look, how it should be running, and also what its ideal environment should be will help you to spot any issues early and respond swiftly and effectively.

For instance, if you notice any strange sounds, or condensation, or that it is warmer than it should be, you will know to contact UPS Solutions right away.

As well as knowing your UPS system so that you can check for any irregularities, you should also have regular maintenance scheduled for professional servicing. This can be monthly, quarterly, or as recommended by your UPS manufacturer and servicing company.


Why it is so important to get your UPS system serviced regularly

Regular servicing is imperative for your UPS system, checking for any problems with its performance, the individual components, and the system as a whole. Without regular servicing, you may not know that something is wrong until a power cut occurs, and your UPS system fails to work as expected. This could lead to catastrophic damage and losses for your business – or in worst-case scenarios, serious injury and/or loss of life.

It may turn out that one component, such as your battery, is not working at all, or at least not working at full capacity. A battery by itself is cheap and easy to replace, but if left undetected it could cause the system to lag or fail to work entirely.

Prevention is better than the cure, and by scheduling regular servicing you could save yourself hassle, money, and prevent damage to your electronics.

Regular maintenance can also extend the lifespan of your UPS, keeping your system performing, and performing well, for longer. It is far more expensive to replace your entire UPS system than any of its components. Many underperforming components themselves can also be salvaged by checking them in a timely manner. Dust and detritus, for example, can be removed before they can block your fans or harm your system.

Servicing your UPS can prevent costly downtime, and preserve the health and lifespan of your UPS system, and your electronics. And give you the peace of mind that it will work whenever you need it to.


The types of servicing your UPS requires

There are several key areas and ways that you should check and service your UPS. Some can be done routinely by an employee. However, to ensure that your UPS is properly serviced, choosing UPS Solutions to carry out servicing is the safest and best choice.

  • Regular visual inspections – the first checks that can be undertaken in-house are frequent visual and operational inspections. You should check for anything out of the ordinary, such as unusual noises, warning lights, or system errors.
  • Battery Maintenance – most batteries have a lifespan of just a couple of years, and they can often be the cause of any issues you may have with your system. Regularly testing your battery can prevent battery failure, a key reason your UPS system might fail.
  • Battery Replacement – you should also always check the manufacturer's recommendations for when your battery may need replacing. As part of your professional regular maintenance checks, it may be determined that your battery will need replacing sooner in order to keep the system working at its best.
  • Cleaning – regular cleaning can be one of the best ways to prolong the life of your UPS and prevent overheating and failure caused by dust accumulation.
  • Calibration and Testing – your UPS requires regular calibration and testing by professionals to make sure that it is working as it should and the way that you need it to.
  • Software and Firmware Updates – finally, much like with any software your UPS will require regular updates to ensure that it is working optimally in the event of a power outage or surge.


Why you should choose a professional servicing for your UPS system…

UPS Solutions provides a comprehensive and reliable servicing plan that takes into account your needs and those of your UPS system. For a truly reliable and high-performing UPS, you need a professional team of experts to maintain it for you.

A UPS system is there to provide continuous power in an emergency, to give you the reassurance that your electronics won’t be damaged and you won’t suffer costly losses in the event of a power outage. If you don’t have it regularly serviced, it is far more likely to fail to work, have a shorter lifespan, and cost you a lot more than professional servicing by UPS Solutions ever would.

Remember that prevention is always preferable to reactionary measures. Getting your UPS system serviced regularly is the only way to ensure that it performs at its best, and for longer.

Isaac Prakash
Isaac Prakash


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