Effective HVAC Maintenance is often overlooked as one of the best return on investment options for energy saving in large buildings. Don’t get me started on benefits of re-commissioning a building either.
First and formally a Preventative Maintenance Agreement is your best insurance that your systems will operate efficiently and as designed. So there are many benefits to having an effective planned maintenance contract in place, and we’ve listed some of the best reasons below.
1. During PPM (planned preventative maintenance) a trained Engineer will clean, inspect, and evaluate your systems and make any needed adjustments to control that ensure everything is running smoothly and efficiently.
2. A well-maintained equipment is cleaner which makes it look more presentable in its surroundings
3. You extend the operating life of the equipment; frequent monitoring and early detection can help you identify small problems before they become major repair costs. Blocked filters and coils, a buildup of dirt on fans, oils leaks, refrigerant loss, are to name a few that can cut life expectancy of your system in half.
4. Environmental compliance needs such as refrigerant leak checks for FGas can be integrated cost-effectively into maintenance visits.
5. You extend warranty coverage to the maximum, which is up to and over 5 years with some manufacturers, giving peace of mind about large sums of money being needed for future potential repairs in the foreseeable future.
6. As a maintenance customer, you most likely get reduced labor rates and more priority than none contract customers for reactive repairs during busy periods.
7. Optimum energy consumption, a lot can happen to your systems over time that prevents them from working as they should and a unit not maintained may still reach set point, but it will do it badly. Example units short of refrigerant or dirty, work harder and longer to reach your expectations of them. Resulting in increased wear and tear and excessive energy use, which can be up to 60% more than needed before it eventually fails?
HVAC maintenance isn’t expensive compared to what you might spend if your system degrades (and ultimately fails) prematurely.