Replacing and upgrading the HVAC systems that are a part of your commercial building can be a tough concept to sell. However long the current systems last, preventative maintenance can keep them running long past their expected life expectancy. Even so, upgrading the systems you have can benefit you and your company. Let’s look at what a few of those reasons could be.
The Big Benefits
One of the most significant benefits of upgrading your commercial HVAC system is to improve its overall efficiency. When the HVAC system is more efficient, it will use less energy and can move the air around the building much more effectively. Presumably, this will help improve employee comfort. Several times a year, the changing seasons will result in an uptick of allergic reactions and general illness as weather conditions turn warm. You’ll want to be sure that everyone in the building feels comfortable, whether they are workers, visitors, or customers. Plus, you will always want to seek technology that has the latest advantages. Not only do you want to get an edge over your competition, but you will also want to do your part to help the planet and become more environmentally-friendly.
Obstacles to Overcome
Sadly, when making the upgrades, there are bound to be problems. Even if the process runs smoothly and all the modifications are made on schedule and under budget, that won’t prevent every last interruption to your workplace’s daily routine. For one thing, the equipment could fail unexpectedly, even when it is brand new. Plus you will have to think about the state of your building – obvious problems will only hamper the success of your upgrades – such as if your building is prone to experiencing problems with mold. On top of all that, you will have to think about how the changes in the environment will make everyone under your roof more uncomfortable, at least for the time being.
How to Start
Once you have convinced your building managers and superiors that HVAC upgrades are necessary, you can get started on the process of completing these updates. Staying realistic is a key component, however. Acknowledging the problems that could arise and how the costs will be outweighed by the benefits are how you will do this. Without proper planning, your project will either fail or take much longer than you anticipated. Factor in the best possible outcome and the worst possible outcome at the same time. Create backup plans and arrange what to do in case of delays or disasters that disrupt your progress. Most important of all, don’t rush through the project. Getting HVAC technicians to lend their expertise on what to do with your HVAC system will go a long way towards reducing all of the headaches that come along with making progress.
Crockett Facilities Can Help!
Crockett Facilities Services, Inc. (CFSI) is committed to helping building owners, property managers, engineers, and facility professionals lower their operating expenses through HVAC preventive maintenance. We can develop a cost-effective, customized preventive maintenance plan for your commercial building that will provide you with peace of mind, improved comfort, and energy savings.
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