- It has the potential to lessen or eliminate costly maintenance in the future.
It’s more probable that your equipment will last longer if you do routine maintenance. It can also help you save money on future repairs by reducing or even eliminating them. The cost of replacing and repairing large pieces of equipment, such as HVAC systems, can be prohibitively high. Furthermore, because most systems outlast the tenure of a facility manager, repairs are either inconsistent or basic, quick solutions intended to remedy the problem temporarily. While this may initially save you money, it may end up costing you more in the long term.
- It can help you save money by lowering your energy consumption.
HVAC maintenance ensures that your system runs smoothly and efficiently, saving you money on energy costs. “HVAC systems in standard commercial building or facility account for more than 40% of overall energy use,” according to Facilities Net. As a result, the first step in managing facility energy use is to maintain them “operating properly and at optimum efficiency.” “Facilities with proper HVAC maintenance is performed will use at minimum 15 to 20% less energy compared to systems that are neglected to deteriorate.”
- Regular maintenance will keep even new equipment running well.
Even modern HVAC systems will degrade in function if they are not maintained on a regular basis. As a result, it’s critical that you keep your system tuned up with an annual maintenance contract and that your contractor does “pre-season” tune-ups prior to each cooling and heating season.
- Ability to improve indoor air quality.
Finally, keeping your HVAC system in good working order will help to improve indoor air quality. Facilities Net suggests that you establish a maintenance plan that includes the following items:
- Inspection, cleaning, and service on a regular basis
- Control system component calibration
- Replacement parts at minimum meet its design requirements
- Proper documentation of the procedure
This will ensure that your building/facility’s system is up to date and that your employees and visitors are safe.
Performing HVAC maintenance will, in the end, increase equipment reliability while lowering lifecycle costs. You can save on cost, energy, maintenance, enhance the environment, and ensure your HVAC system runs efficiently for the rest of its life by taking a proactive approach.
If you’re considering repairing or replacing your equipment, Statewide Conditioning, Inc. is here to help. Contact us immediately for assistance in energy savings and in developing together a strategy that best suits your requirements and budget.