How Commercial HVAC Downtime is Bad for Business

August 23rd, 2019
How Commercial HVAC Downtime is Bad for Business

Here are just a few ways that commercial HVAC downtime can be bad for business, and why you should avoid letting your HVAC system fall into disrepair.

Your commercial HVAC system is an integral part of your business’s functionality, but you may not realize just how important it is until something goes wrong. There are several critical ways that a malfunctioning commercial HVAC system can negatively impact your employees and customers while causing issues in several aspects of your business.  Here are just a few ways that commercial HVAC downtime can be bad for business, and why you should avoid letting your HVAC system fall into disrepair.

Causes IT Downtime

Cooling is an essential part of keeping your IT department running smoothly. After all, continuous cooling allows IT data centers and network servers to operate effectively so that commercial HVAC downtime can have a severe impact on your IT readiness. High-end servers can shut down if the environmental temperature is off by even a few degrees. Equipment failure can become a critical (not to mention pricey) problem for any business, so routine maintenance is vital for keeping your IT department up and running, too.

Reduces Productivity

It’s essential to keep any work environment hygienic and comfortable for employees. The right work environment can help employees be more comfortable, happy, and productive at work. HVAC downtime can make your work environment uncomfortable and make employees too hot or cold. An uncomfortable environment can make employees sluggish, distracted, or even irritable. Make sure your employees are comfortable at work by keeping your commercial HVAC system maintained year-round.

HVAC Downtime Can Cause Health Problems

One significant benefit of a commercial HVAC system is that it keeps many allergens, irritants, and spores out of the air. This allows you to maintain a hygienic work environment that can reduce allergy symptoms and even the spread of illness through your business. When your HVAC system isn’t working correctly, it can cause issues with bacteria, allergens, and even mold. Keeping your HVAC system maintained can improve air quality in the workplace and keep employees healthier.

Causes Compliance Issues

Failures in a commercial HVAC system can result in issues throughout the rest of your building. A process that may seem simple, such as restarting your cooling tower, can be made more complicated by regulations that require you to decontaminate these components before turning them back on. When your commercial HVAC system is regularly maintained and up to code, you won’t have to worry about bringing your whole building up to compliance when dealing with a single HVAC issue.

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. Click Here to Request a Quote

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