What are the various options for servicing your equipment/systems?

The very first step is to review the manufacturer’s warranty. If it comes with any equipment service contracts review them to see exactly what is covered. Once the initial service coverage, if any, has been assessed, you choose from one of the following three options:

  1. Utilize in-house personnel (DIY)
  2. Work with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
  3. Hire third-party help via independent service organizations (ISOs)

Each of these present their own pros and cons given the different conditions in which they might be needed. Looking at these key factors of your service requirements and the choices available will help you to identify what is the most cost-effective option. For more information read our post on The Best, Most Cost-Effective Service Options.