Protect Your Investment with PFC Equipment Repairs
To continue saving money you need to ensure you service your PFC equipment regularly. Learn how to protect your investment & keep rolling back your power costs
When you get your Power Factor Correction equipment installed, it will run effortlessly in the background for a good couple of years. However, don’t let the decreased monthly electricity costs & increased savings stop you from doing routine maintenance.
When things are running smoothly, you can easily forget that machines need servicing. Before you notice, pieces of equipment are becoming problematic and power charges have started to steadily increase again.
The importance of Power Factor Correction equipment repairs
Machines aren’t like humans. They can’t feel if something is wrong and as such will carry on trying to work. As good as this may sound, it can be expensive. If there are capacitor failures or blown fuses that go unnoticed, that repair bill can get rather hefty.
Capacitors can weaken with the passage of time. The more they’re used, the more they can deteriorate. It is very important to keep an eye on the health of your Power Factor Correction equipment and service it not only when you suspect something is wrong, but on a regular basis.
Similar to a car, best practice is to not wait for something to go wrong, but rather prevent something from going wrong by servicing it on a regular basis.
What causes damage to Power Factor Correction Equipment?
There are 7 main causes for your PFC equipment not working optimally:
- Over-heated connections
- Failed capacitors
- Faulty contactors
- Blown fuses
- Faulty controller
- Dust or water ingress into the panel
- General wear and tear
Sometimes you can’t control what happens. Natural disasters and floods can happen at any moment and damage your equipment. However, always make sure to have routine checkups and maintain your equipment correctly.
The last thing your business needs is to spend a large amount of money replacing damaged equipment.
Protect your investment
With electricity costs being among the top 5 operating expenses experienced by most businesses, your PFC equipment is an investment. It helps you decrease your electricity costs and save money. It would thus make sense to protect your investment, but how?
We recommend that you have your Power Factor Correction equipment serviced as least once a year to ensure that it is still working optimally.
If your unit is in a dusty, warm area or close to a water source, we recommend that you have your PFC equipment serviced every six months as opposed to every year.
How we can help you
Whether you’re in the need for power factor correction repairs, maintenance or worst-case scenario – replacement, we have the skills and expertise needed to make sure your power systems remain reliable while operating optimally.
We will ensure that your Power Factor Correction equipment remains operational and that you continue to save on energy and money, because we understand how important it is to protect your investment.