Consider Backup Power Solutions for Your Business
Electricity is your business’s lifeline. On-site backup generators help maintain uninterrupted business operations during widespread power outages. Investing in a backup generator is important to help keep your electrically reliant business and its systems operational during an outage. A permanent standby power system is automatic, when power is lost, then the backup system begins working - quickly. Since a generator requires a few seconds to come on, you should also consider a UPS, (Uninterrupted Power Source), so important data is not lost during a power outage. These are temporary battery power sources not meant to last for more than a few minutes until the generator takes over. These units also protect against brownouts, power surges, and even lightning strikes!
When Major Storms Cause Power Outages
In Florida, Mother Nature can cause damage any time of year, but the severity of destruction can be even more severe during hurricane season. During these major severe weather events, safety becomes priority number one, followed by keeping power systems on. When power is lost, it's important to minimize operational downtime and its impact. The loss of revenue is a factor many business owners and managers are concerned with when a business cannot operate as a result of a weather event such as a hurricane. Florida storms are notorious for causing power outages. If you’re a business whose inventory requires refrigeration, freezing or temperature-controlled environments - having a Business Continuity Plan is especially important. Power outages can cripple your operations until power is restored, as well risking a loss of your perishable goods.
Making Preparations Easy...
- Contact a reputable electrical contractor to discuss the advantages of permanent standby power systems (generators)
- Consider the advantages of a UPS, (Uninterrupted Power Source) in addition to a generator
- Review the company’s property insurance policy coverage against major storm damage or losses.
- Make plans for protecting and backing up digital files and data securely.
Possible Energy Reliant Business Systems and Equipment That Would be Venerable Following a Power Loss Resulting From a Hurricane or Severe Weather Event:
- Computers and Servers
- Credit Card Terminals
- Elevators and Escalators
- HVAC Systems
- Indoor and Outdoor Lighting
- Medical Equipment
- POS Systems
- Refrigerators and Freezers
- Security Systems
- And More…
What critical business systems and equipment rely on the electricity that you need to keep your business operations running?
Being Prepared Matters!
Hurricane season and preparations for your business during this time are a matter to take seriously. If your business isn’t prepared for uninterrupted business operations during a storm, contact Gulf Mechanical Contractors to learn more about backup power solutions for your business today.