It’s frustrating when you can no longer get the parts needed to repair your equipment. With all of the energy and environmental regulations coming out of Washington these days, manufacturers are constantly required to update technologies and efficiencies with their equipment, and sometimes something that’s less than five or ten years old has become “obsolete” for the manufacturer.
The decision of whether to buy new or repair existing can be a tough one. According to Consumer Reports, a good rule of thumb is if the repair costs exceed 50% of the cost of replacing with new product. You should also consider taking advantage of new technology with smart features and boosted efficiencies. Many can provide money back to your customer from local utility companies.
However, if replacement isn’t an option for you, and the part(s) you need are obsolete or just very hard to find, we can usually help you find a new part or configure something to keep your customer’s equipment running smoothly. We work miracles on a regular basis, now we’re trying to figure out how to do the impossible!
To help find a replacement part for you, there are three main questions we ask to help guide us to the right solution.
- If your equipment has or is a motor, what amperage is being used? Motors and pumps usually have a data plate mounted on the equipment.
- If it’s a pump, what is the GPM and head pressure?
- If it’s a boiler, what are the capacities of the heating system?
Whatever kind of equipment you’re working on, when you are calling for parts, the more information about the piece of equipment or system that you can provide, the faster we can source the correct part for your use.
Challenge us! Give us a call at 800-355-7061.