Your HVAC system plays a vital role in your business, providing heating and cooling for your employees and customers. Keeping your HVAC system working properly is crucial to keeping your business running smoothly. Therefore, regular system maintenance should be a part of your yearly budget. Regular maintenance assures that your system runs smoothly and efficiently and helps to avoid major repair costs and increased utility bills.
Regular Maintenance Reduces Costly Repairs and Increases Service Life
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Having certified technicians inspect your system in the spring and the fall keeps the system in check and looks for any potential problems. A technician will focus more time on the cooling system in the spring and the heating system in the fall. It allows them to catch a potential problem before it becomes an expensive repair. Regular system maintenance promotes a longer life of the radiator, air conditioner, and water heater. When it comes to your HVAC system, it is better to be proactive and have regular system checks than to be reactive to system malfunctions and breakdowns.
Efficient and Maintained Systems Reduce Monthly Energy Bills
The HVAC unit, according to Facilities Net, accounts for as much as 40 percent of a commercial building’s energy consumption. Regular system inspections ensure that your system is performing as efficiently as possible and reduces the energy it must use to heat and cool your building. The savings in electricity alone can pay for the regular maintenance checks. Buildings, where HVAC systems receive regular maintenance, see at least 15 to 20 percent less energy consumption.
A Clean System Improves Air Quality
Regular HVAC system checks can help promote healthy air quality. Air filters are changed on a scheduled time frame. As your HVAC system ages, the ductwork can develop tears or seals can come apart. These openings can allow dirt and dust to get into the system and spread throughout your building. In addition, moisture in the ductwork can be a breeding ground for mold.
Dirt, dust, and mold all contribute to poor air quality and can even cause allergic reactions in employees and customers. A maintenance technician will inspect this ductwork to ensure a clean and fresh air system.
Regular Maintenance Service Agreements or Technician Calls
If you are having a new HVAC system installed, chances are the company will offer an HVAC maintenance service agreement. While it may not seem necessary with a new system as it is under warranty, many plans require regular service to keep the warranty valid. These contracts typically include regular service calls and checkups but vary by company.
If you don’t want to put a yearly service contract in place, you can choose to instead hire a certified technician to come out for a yearly inspection at the end of fall. Before winter is one of the best times to have your system checked, as the extreme heat of the summer and winter’s cold weather put the biggest strain on your system. Having it ready to go when needed is essential.