Signs You May Need a System Upgrade or Repair
Do you need a system upgrade or repair at your facility? Equipment and technology are expensive, which is why many facility owners put off upgrades until the last possible minute. However, waiting too long may end up costing you more in the long run. Here’s how you can tell if you need to schedule repairs or upgrade the system entirely:
1. Increased Downtime
While you should prepare for occasional downtime, if your system keeps going offline, that’s a real problem. There are many reasons why systems experience downtime. Crashes, outages, and communications failures are just a few of the most common. But too much downtime can hurt your bottom line, and you should schedule maintenance or consider upgrading the system.
2. Frequent Outages
Most power outages are out of your control, and others you may even plan. But some outages may be a result of an overloaded system. If outages become a regular occurrence—even on a sunny day—it may be time to upgrade your equipment. New technology is often capable of running the same tasks without as much energy, reducing the number of outages you experience
3. Increased Maintenance Costs
Regular maintenance is a must if you want to keep your systems operating at their peak. But if you call for repairs more often than not, it may be more economical to purchase an upgrade. Sure, a technician may be able to get things working again, but at what cost? Upgrading now will save you more money overall.
4. Getting Slower and Slower and Slower
Speed and efficiency are the main benefits of technology. However, as technology ages, it gets slower. Older equipment can no longer handle loads as quickly as before. And since time is money, slow equipment will hurt your profits. If there is something newer and faster available, upgrading the system is the best solution.
5. Increased Security Risk
Hackers are always on the lookout for new victims. Older systems are at an increased risk of developing vulnerabilities. If a hacker finds their way inside your system, they can wreak havoc. Scheduling repairs is the best way to close any potential entry points and protect your electrical systems.
Are your systems robust and reliable enough to run around the clock? If you notice any changes in how your equipment responds, it’s time to call in the experts. Reach out to the ABB Field Services team to schedule a system upgrade or repair with us.