The Cost-Saving Benefits of Having a Standby Generator

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT FOR YOUR BUSINESS TO HAVE ONE

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The cost benefits of power generators are not always obvious. First of all, commercial generators are not “cheap” to buy. Plus, it generally costs more to draw power from a generator than from the grid. But despite its relatively high initial investment and extra costs, a backup power source will still save you money through the following ways:

Maintaining customer contact


Keeping in touch with customers plays a vital role in maintaining good relations with your clientele. A power outage can disrupt various customer touchpoints such as communication lines, sales outlets and service delivery systems. In other words, your business might completely lose touch with its customers if the phone lines, computers or other essential machines go offline. Your businesses can easily lose valuable customers and referrals this way.

A commercial backup power generator ensures that not even a single moment of customer contact is lost due to unexpected power loss.

Avoiding expensive downtime


Power blackouts are impossible to predict and can last anywhere from a few minutes to several days. According to Eaton’s most recent Power Outage Tracker Report, Australia experienced 84 power outages that lasted a total of 7,005 minutes in 2017. However, power interruptions occur much more frequently than what this report shows.

Electricity doesn’t just keep the lights on; modern businesses rely on it to power nearly all their enterprise operations, from making coffee for the staff to fulfilling customer orders. So, power loss is not just a mere inconvenience. Depending on your business model and its level of dependency on electricity, a blackout could mean hundreds to thousands of dollars in losses with every hour of downtime.

Eliminating costly repairs caused by power outages


A sudden power outage can cause appliances and machinery to shut down mid-operation, damaging input resources or even the machines themselves. For instance, servers sometimes corrupt their data if not shut down correctly, and processing machines can damage raw materials if their operations are suddenly interrupted. An unstable power supply is even worse than an outage when it comes to the risk of damages. Voltage spikes and surges from the mains can ruin electronic circuits by frying them.

A backup generator fitted with all the essential safety sensors and routines can help avert the risk of such expensive damages to your electronics and electrical systems.

In conclusion, power outages can take a heavy financial toll on your business in terms of unplanned repairs, downtime and missed business opportunities. One of the main advantages of backup power systems is eliminating the risks of incurring these unnecessary and avoidable expenses.

Contact us today or call 1300 326 353 and learn how you can start leveraging the financial value of having a backup power unit for your business premises.

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