Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning are an essential part of maintaining a productive work environment. Not only do they affect your staff’s comfort, but proper ventilation is a safety measure that should never be overlooked. Yet, despite its critical role in proper facility management, HVAC maintenance is often left on the back burner until a pressing issue surfaces.
The reality is that preventative maintenance on your HVAC system is much less costly than the repairs and inevitable replacement that results from leaving your system unattended. Small facilities are most susceptible to HVAC damage because they often don’t prioritize maintenance in their budget. This leaves room for error, and will eventually lead to the pricey replacement of a system that has broken down from improper care.
At MaintenX, we emphasize preventative maintenance as the first step for all of our clients. Here are just some of the issues you’ll run into if you don’t take care of your HVAC unit:
A dirty air filter can cost you thousands in repairs.
Your HVAC’s air filter is not only important for maintaining air quality, but for protecting your system from unwanted contaminants. By not replacing it regularly you’re preventing proper airflow in your system, which can lead to premature malfunction. Unchanged air filters can also cause issues with your compressor, the main component of the system that circulates refrigerant through the unit to keep it running. If your compressor fails, you’ll have to replace the entire unit. By changing your air filter consistently, you’re giving your HVAC unit the best chance at reaching its maximum lifespan.
Prepare for high power bills.
When you neglect HVAC maintenance, your system has to work harder to maintain the right temperature. This translates to more power usage from your unit, and therefore a higher bill at the end of the month. Issues as simple as a clogged air filter can result in hundreds of extra dollars tacked onto your energy bill. Don’t let this happen — call MaintenX instead.
Your facility is at a higher risk of fire.
One of the most common sources of fires in a commercial facility is the HVAC unit. Frayed wires, heat pumps in poor condition, and loose parts can catch fire very easily, especially during the winter when the air is dry and the heater is running. However, even air conditioning systems can catch fire if not properly maintained. Regular preventative maintenance by a MaintenX HVAC technician can significantly reduce your facility’s risk of fire.
Furnace problems can be deadly.
The heating system in your HVAC unit can break down in several ways when not properly maintained. This is very dangerous because one of the waste fumes of heaters is carbon monoxide. This poisonous gas can leak into your facility if the flue vents, combustion chamber, and exhaust are not in proper working condition. Hopefully, your facility has carbon monoxide detectors to protect staff and tenants. However, maintaining your HVAC system will help put everyone’s mind at ease.
Preventative maintenance for your HVAC unit is essential to go getting the most out of your system, lowering your energy consumption, and keeping those in the facility safe and comfortable. Call MaintenX to learn about our preventative maintenance services.