The Dangers in Postponing Commercial HVAC Maintenance

May 1st, 2019
The Dangers in Postponing Commercial HVAC Maintenance

The commercial HVAC system in your office building is designed to run at peak efficiency, but one of the consequences of not maintaining it is poor air quality.

They say that there’s a danger in starting a fire. Well, when you postpone commercial HVAC maintenance, you risk allowing a fire to start. You never know when mechanical failures or power surges can overload your building’s HVAC system. Besides causing unnecessary downtime that can cost your business thousands of dollars in lost revenue, deferred maintenance is not a good idea when preventative maintenance is on the docket. Here are a few good reasons why.

Decreased Indoor Air Quality

Improving indoor air quality (IAQ) is even more critical in the spring and summer. There are higher pollen counts and the presence of other allergens that don’t present as much of a problem during different seasons. The commercial HVAC system in your office building is designed to run at peak efficiency, but one of the consequences of not maintaining it is poor air quality. Keeping dust, dirt, and mold out of circulation helps everyone stay healthier and better able to focus on their work. Plus, it reduces the amount of strain on your unit, since warmer temperatures invariably lead to higher demand for air conditioning.

Higher Energy Costs

Efficiency is best for business. That’s not just because it helps the bottom line. It also means you can avoid incurring higher energy costs due to unusually high levels of consumption. Inefficient systems do less but drain more energy. There isn’t as much fresh air to go around, and the system works even harder to compensate for that, risking full burnout in the process. The longer you put off the necessary repairs, the worse the problem becomes. Unfortunately, that also means the associated maintenance costs will continue to climb until the issues are addressed and resolved.

More Expensive Repairs

Smaller issues will only get worse. A simple repair that would only take a few hours when first discovered during a routine inspection could take days or even weeks to finish when the process is delayed. Excessive neglect can also turn maintenance into a replacement issue, which can be even more expensive than initial estimates predict. The best way to avoid this scenario is to have the experts inspect your commercial HVAC system, diagnose any problems that are there, and anticipate any issues that might appear in the future. Doing it now will spare you the aggravation and financial hardship a year or two from now.   

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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