Businesses must focus on keeping their overhead low while maintaining a high-quality service. One key area of overhead where costs can vary month-to-month is heating and cooling. The cold winter and hot summer months can cause energy bills to soar.
Heating a large warehouse or office space adequately requires a well-maintained HVAC system.
It’s easy to push off preventative maintenance and only call on a heating and cooling professional when something breaks. Putting off preventative HVAC maintenance not only puts your system at a higher risk of breaking down, but it may also add to your business’ overhead.
Preventative HVAC Maintenance and Overhead
Preventative maintenance of your system allows a factory-trained expert to examine and maintain your heating and cooling system. Commercial systems work day and night to keep temperatures stables. If a system is not running efficiently, it will add to increased energy overhead.
If a system is not maintained properly, it can:
Increase Operational Costs
Wear and tear will lead to your system running less optimally. The Department of Energy claims that 40% of a building’s energy consumption will come from air conditioning, heating, and ventilation.
A system that is not maintained will have to work harder to keep the building cool or warm.
The harder the system has to work, the higher your energy bills will be.
Inconsistent temperatures may also occur. The inconsistency can be caused by:
- Malfunctioning thermostats
- Leaky ducts
- Faulty systems
When a commercial HVAC system is routinely maintained, it’s possible to identify and fix these issues before they impact your business’ energy bills. Consistent temperatures keep workers comfortable and productive while also keeping customers comfortable when entering your space.
As your HVAC system ages, it will be more prone to breaking down. Air handling units may suffer from:
- Dirty filters
- Failed motors
- Fan issues
A lot can start going wrong with a commercial HVAC well before it breaks down. Preventative maintenance can correct these small issues before they lead to larger, more expensive issues. In the worst-case scenario, the entire system can breakdown leading to business downtime.
Through preventative maintenance, you’re able to keep energy costs down, extend the life of a system and minimize the risk of breakdowns.
If a unit is approaching breakdown and preventative maintenance will no longer suffice, our specialists can recommend a solution that will keep your business operational with as little downtime (if any) as possible.
Contact us today to learn more about our commercial HVAC preventative maintenance agreements.