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Keep the Lights On: 3 Reasons You Need a Battery Specialist
When severe weather strikes, one power outage can leave your customers’ businesses at risk. Will the battery you installed in your customer’s building electrical system keep them up and running? The safety of your customer’s people, facilities and products count on it. To avoid battery-related risks, follow these three tips to ensure you and your customer are prepared for anything that comes your way:
Find the Right Battery
When you’re busy managing building systems, battery emergencies jeopardize productivity – and your budget. Don’t just react to your power needs, anticipate them and supply your facility with the best-performing batteries. From system requirements to battery specs, freshness and quality, there are a variety of considerations when selecting the right battery. Choosing the best fit for your equipment, will help you manage the end-to-end facilities process from installation and beyond.
It may appear obvious to most, but the battery must match the system requirements. Using a battery that doesn’t have the proper specifications puts you at risk of damaging the entire system. This could possibly lead to major consequences for those who rely on it to function as intended.
You may have chosen the right battery for the system and at a lower cost, but can you trust it will perform as advertised? Don’t gamble on quality to save money. Make sure your supplier has a quality control process that tests batteries to ensure they are performing to spec and that your supply is fresh.
Make Quality a Priority
With the job of powering an entire building, school or complex, the battery brand facility managers use could affect their company image. Choosing a brand backed by a dependable, quality product not only reduces risk for your customer and your company in the event of an outage, but it also improves your reputation as a trusted partner.
You make purchasing decisions that help your equipment perform at its peak, making your battery purchases just as important. With the combination of fresh, quality products and a trusted supplier, you ensure you’re protecting your most valuable assets – your customers, your team members and your brand.
Don’t Accept Substitutions
It isn’t uncommon to work with a supplier that substitutes the product you ordered for a similar or same spec battery but different brand. Not only does this leave you with less control over the quality of parts you use, it could also expose you to higher risk if the substitution doesn’t perform as intended, especially when it is really needed.
As a facilities maintenance professional, you can’t afford to have unexpected battery failures or have subpar performance. At the end of the day, you’re responsible for maintaining dozens of systems and pieces of equipment, and the power source you choose can make a difference. When is the last time you thought about the quality of your power source or the freshness of your batteries? After all, it’s not just a battery, it’s your brand.