Preventive electrical maintenance can yield big savings on your operational costs. Keeping your electrical facility in good condition can help prolong the life of equipment, delaying the need for purchasing replacements. It also minimizes unexpected expenses like labor costs for repair and equipment purchases. However, for some businesses, preventive maintenance may not be possible regularly due to budget restrictions. One of the hindrances is the the cost of electrical test equipment. High-end and reliable testers can burn a hole on your pocket. You may have to spend a few thousands of dollars for a single tester. If you are working on a limited budget and need to do your regular electrical checks in your facility, renting test equipment is the best option for you. Here are some advantages of renting equipment.
Because you are not buying the equipment, you only pay for a fraction of a price for using it. This can save you about 25 to 75% of the actual cost of purchasing a tester. So, if you are just doing annual checks on your equipment, you can just rent the tester every year and won’t have to pay for a large sum of money for it.
Zero Maintenance and Storage Costs
One of the problems of owning electrical test equipment is that you also have to worry about maintenance and storage costs. Depending on the tester you are going to get, this may mean calibrating it regularly and storing it in a safe place. If you don’t know how to calibrate the equipment, you may need to hire a professional to do the task. Also, if the equipment takes a lot space, you may have to rent a storage facility where you can keep it when you don’t need it. When you add the price of the equipment and all these additional expenses, renting test devices is definitely a better alternative to buying equipment.
Use the Latest Equipment
Testers and other devices used for electrical maintenance are often upgraded every few years. If you decide to buy a tester now and it eventually gets a product upgrade, will you be willing to spend a few thousand dollars more just to get the latest tester? A good thing about test equipment rental is that you have a long list of choices when it comes to testers. You can stop worrying about your budget. You can be confident that you’ll find a high-end product you can rent. Unlike owning a device, you won’t be stuck with a single tester.
Try Before You Invest
If you are planning on buying a tester, renting gives you the opportunity to try it out first before actually purchasing the product. This gives you first-hand experience if a tester works according to the specifications or if it meets your needs in real-world applications. If the tester doesn’t suit your needs, you can simply return the tester and get another model. If you buy equipment and you do not like it, you can’t return it. You need to sell it if you want to get back some of the money you invested.
Looking for an equipment provider? Consider Protec Equipment Resources. We offer equipment rental services for a wide selection of test equipment from major brands. Our offices are located across the United States so you can be confident that the equipment will arrive at your doorsteps on time, wherever state you are. Contact us at 1-866-352-5550 for more information about our testers and services.