The Winter Advantage: Why Replacing UPS Batteries During Winter Is a Smart Move

The Winter Advantage: Why Replacing UPS Batteries During Winter Is a Smart Move

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The Winter Advantage: Why Replacing UPS Batteries During Winter Is a Smart Move

As the winter season approaches, it’s an ideal time to contemplate the maintenance of your Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) and, more specifically, the replacement of UPS batteries. UPS systems are a crucial component of safeguarding your organization’s data and ensuring operational continuity during power outages. This article highlights five compelling reasons why the winter months are the perfect time to replace UPS batteries.

1. Reduced Risk of Downtime Due to Winter Storms

Winter brings the added threat of power outages caused by snowstorms, ice, and extreme cold. With the increased likelihood of disruptive weather conditions, the reliability of your UPS system becomes even more critical. By replacing UPS batteries during the winter season, you mitigate the risk of downtime when you need your power backup system to perform flawlessly in the face of inclement weather.

2. Preventive Maintenance for Critical Operations

In the winter, businesses often face higher demands for critical operations, such as heating, ventilation, and operational technology. Replacing UPS batteries now ensures that your organization’s vital functions remain uninterrupted, providing peace of mind during the colder months when system failures can have a more significant impact.

3. Energy Savings in Cooler Temperatures

Energy efficiency is a crucial consideration in any business, and cooler weather can help reduce cooling costs for your data center or server room. Newer UPS batteries are not only more energy-efficient but also produce less heat during operation. Replacing UPS batteries during the winter months can lead to immediate energy savings and a reduction in cooling-related expenses, while ensuring your backup power system operates at its peak during a season when power interruptions are more common due to adverse weather.

4. Proactive Approach to Winter Preparedness

Winter preparedness is essential for businesses in regions susceptible to cold weather and storms. Replacing UPS batteries during the winter months is a proactive step that ensures your organization is well-prepared to tackle the challenges of the season. It demonstrates a commitment to reliability, continuity, and operational resilience, aligning your business with best practices in winter risk management.

5. Rising Lead Prices

Lead-acid batteries are the most common type of batteries used in UPS systems. Forecasted increases in lead prices indicate that battery replacement costs will rise in the near future. Replacing UPS batteries during the winter season not only ensures your organization’s resilience during the colder months but also allows you to lock in current prices before the projected cost hikes, potentially saving your business money in the long run.


Winter can be a challenging season for businesses, especially when it comes to ensuring the continuity of critical operations and data protection. Replacing UPS batteries during this season offers numerous advantages, including reduced downtime risks, preventive maintenance, energy savings, optimal battery performance, and a proactive approach to winter preparedness, all while considering the forecasted rise in lead prices. Don’t wait for the harsh weather to test the reliability of your UPS system; request a free quote now and make sure your organization is well-equipped to face the winter months with confidence. Replacing UPS batteries during the winter is a strategic decision that can enhance your business’s resilience, efficiency, and cost savings during this challenging time of year.

 

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Nationwide Power Honored as a Top Workplace for the Second Consecutive Year

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Nationwide Power Honored as a Top Workplace for the Second Consecutive Year

Corks are popping, and the excitement is overflowing at Nationwide Power as we celebrate a remarkable achievement. For the second year in a row, our organization has been named a Top Workplace, solidifying our position as a leader in creating a culture of excellence and employee satisfaction.

Each year, the Top Workplaces list recognizes companies that excel in fostering an environment where employees thrive. This prestigious accolade is not easily attained, as it involves an extensive evaluation process, including anonymous surveys and interviews with employees across diverse industries. The criteria for selection encompass crucial aspects such as alignment, execution, connection, and more.

Being honored with the Top Workplace title for two consecutive years is a testament to the unwavering commitment of our team members and the exceptional workplace culture we have developed. At Nationwide Power, we firmly believe in doing things right the first time, and our dedication to providing a quality-first and team-first environment is deeply embedded in our values.

One of the differentiators that sets us apart from our competitors in the critical power industry is our inward focus on quality. Our Vice President, Jim Hallingstad, aptly explains, “We prioritize the voices of our team members, especially our Critical Power Professionals™, who engage with our customers on a daily basis. We value their expertise and insights, recognizing that they are the ones who truly understand their roles and contribute to our customers’ success. Encouraging our team to continuously improve processes and enhance quality is at the heart of our organizational philosophy.”

Earning the Top Workplace recognition for two consecutive years showcases our ongoing dedication to creating an environment where our employees can thrive, grow, and contribute their best. We are immensely proud of this achievement, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude to every member of our team for their unwavering commitment and passion.

As we celebrate this milestone, we reaffirm our commitment to nurturing a culture of quality, collaboration, and innovation. We will continue to prioritize the well-being and development of our team, ensuring that Nationwide Power remains an exceptional workplace for years to come.

 

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Top Workplace of 2022

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Top Workplace of 2022

Corks popping and fireworks fireworkin’. That’s the sound of our team celebrating!

Each year, approximately 1,500 companies are invited to compete for a spot on the “Top Workplaces” list . The process is extensive and relies on anonymous surveys and interviews with employees across all industries, looking for culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization including: alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few. The data has been compiled and the results are in: Nationwide Power, is honored to claim their 2022 title as a Top Workplace.

You may have heard us a few times already as we talk about company culture, “Doing it right the first time”, and our commitment to providing a quality-first and team-first environment. However, when our own team members take a stand on behalf of the company, that’s when you know it’s legit!

The critical power industry isn’t typically the first that comes to mind for a culture-first, team-first environment. In fact, Nationwide Power’s business model of focusing inward on quality is one of the differentiators that sets us apart from competitors. We asked our Vice President, Jim Hallingstad to chime in on what makes us so unique compared to our competitors, and he wasn’t shy with his comments: “It’s important that our team members, especially our Critical Power Professionals™ in the field who are interacting with our customers day in and day out, know that they’re heard and that their voice matters. After all, it is the team members doing the actual work and who know their jobs the best, not the managers. Why would we not want to encourage our people to help improve their processes and increase quality, which in turn helps make our customers successful?”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, when many of our competitors reduced hours or furloughed employees, we made it a priority to keep every team member and even hired new ones. While this may have had a short-term cost to the company, the long-term gain of shifting the focus to process refinement and quality assurance, along with taking care of the team, will have a longstanding ROI.

Hallingstad added, “While many companies are struggling to recruit and retain good talent, it’s just not an issue we have at Nationwide Power. With strong retention numbers, we really haven’t felt the effect of the ‘Great Resignation’ that is crippling companies across all industries. This is true throughout our company, including our Critical Power Professionals™ in the field. It’s really a testament to the culture of quality our team has built, why our turnover is low, and why our team voted their workplace as a Top 2022 Workplace.”

 

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As the year 2020 has come to a close, we’re all looking forward to a better and brighter year ahead in 2021.

For a lot of companies throughout the country, business came to a pause in late March of last year. Nationwide Power™ was no exception. However, it was during this uncertain time that we decided to shift our focus towards internal improvement.

According to Vice President Jim Hallingstad, “2020 started out strong and was tracking to be a year of significant growth. In January we embarked on a companywide quality and process improvement program, so as we got into March and everything pretty much came to a halt, we were able to focus a lot of our efforts on quality and process improvements. This downtime allowed our entire team to focus on just that. As the economy began re-opening and businesses started to resume some operations, we were in an even better position than before to provide the highest level of service to our customers.”

During trying times, we try to remember the saying, “true character shows in the face of adversity.” While Nationwide Power continued to grow to have one of the largest footprints across the country, it has strived to maintain its family-like culture. During the pandemic, Nationwide Power’s commitment to its team members and customers was loud and clear. As a result, there were no furloughs, layoffs, or salary reductions and hiring commitments made in early March were honored despite an initial downturn in business volume. Hiring also continued throughout the pandemic, and still continues today.

As an essential business, Nationwide Power continued to operate and provide emergency service throughout the United States for all existing customers during the onset of COVID-19. Certain safety measures were put in place to protect both its team members and customers.

Due to the dedication and teamwork of every single employee and a loyal customer base, Nationwide Power was able to show yet another year of positive growth, despite all of the hurdles.

Even through all the uncertainty, Nationwide Power has continued to hire corporate team members along with additional Critical Power Professionals™ to service customers in the field.

“The fact that we can continue to have positive outcomes under the most challenging circumstances is a true testament to the commitment of our entire team.” -Jim Hallingstad, VP

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Thank you, Stanley Bryan, Critical Power Professional™ at Nationwide Power™, for your daily commitment to quality and service!

Each day, our Critical Power Professionals (CPP™) do their part in ensuring our customers receive the highest level of service and quality. Stanley is among our most tenured Critical Power Professionals with 35 years of direct industry experience, which he continually uses to educate and provide the highest levels of service to our customers.

During a routine service call, a Nationwide Power customer recently went out of their way to show their appreciation:

“Thanks a million for your time here in Virginia Beach, and I got your message loud and clear about the position of the battery cabinet! Your expertise is absolutely appreciated, and I will be reaching out to leadership. You’re an absolute professional and to have an interaction with a world class engineer as yourself is a privilege and thank you for the OUTSTANDING service to our community hospital! We will be reaching out soon.”

Stanley Bryan was onsite at a hospital group to perform routine maintenance on the customer’s Toshiba 4400 UPS system, where he followed standard Nationwide Power preventive maintenance protocols, including making age-based and safety recommendations, as well as addressing any NEC code standards.

While there was nothing alarming within the preventive maintenance inspection itself, there is something to be said for when long-time customers go out of their way to recognize the day-to-day efforts and consistent level of professionalism by our Critical Power Professionals.

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Meet Nationwide Power’s VP of Sales – Ryan Murphy

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Meet Nationwide Power’s VP of Sales – Ryan Murphy

With excitement, we are proud to announce the recent promotion of Ryan Murphy to VP of Sales for Nationwide Power™.

Ryan has a long-standing history with Nationwide Power, dating back to 2003, where he led growth efforts in the greater Chicago area. Ryan’s experience spans all areas in the critical power industry, including field work, office operations, and sales. During his tenure with Nationwide Power, Ryan has been a top producing salesperson year over year and a role model for building lasting customer relationships based on trust, transparency, and follow-through.

In 2015, Ryan was promoted to National Sales Manager where he led the Nationwide Power sales team to double-digit growth for the next four consecutive years. Ryan and the entire team’s commitment to quality and raising the service standard across the critical power industry has been a central point for success. Whether it is a local community business, hospital, or a Fortune 100 company, every customer is treated with the same guiding principles of quality and care.

According to Jim Hallingstad, Vice President, “While quality has always been at the core of Nationwide Power’s culture, we have made significant investments and advancement towards a quality transformation process this year. Ryan has fully embraced the philosophies and principles that will fuel our success and ability to better serve our customers as we move forward.”

“This really is an entire team effort. The success we’ve all shared at Nationwide Power is driven by each and every team member’s commitment to a common purpose: to provide the best level of service to our customers.”

Nationwide Power was built on a family-like culture, and that is something we will continue to prioritize for years to come. It is important to us to promote from within when possible, and for our team members to have the ability to grow with us as a company.

In a time when headlines are filled with a lot of uncertainty, we are fortunate to be able to share positive news. Please join us in congratulating Ryan Murphy on his well-earned promotion.

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