As we are now well into in the last quarter of 2017, you may be thinking about the upcoming fiscal year for 2018. One item that you might reluctantly exclude from your budget is HVAC preventative maintenance before winter hits. However, if you are considering any maintenance tasks, you may find that having them completed before the end of the year is a smart idea. Before postponing any future preventative maintenance operations for your commercial HVAC system, what should you keep in mind?
Even though unseasonably warm temperatures might still linger into October, the warmth will eventually go away. Can you risk your employees becoming uncomfortable? Employees who are uncomfortable are much less productive. The notion of preventative maintenance is to forestall any possible problems, ensuring that they don’t happen at all. How do you assess the risks and costs of an issue that might never arise? Your building’s environment, your employees’ response, and what your building stores all affect your heating and cooling needs. For instance, if your data center houses valuable government servers, then it will have different needs than a private business that deals in software.
The longer you wait to implement preventative maintenance, the higher your potential risks of failure, downtime, or other disasters become. Dirt, dust, and debris can all interfere with how well your systems run. Compressor failures are also another consequence you should remain vigilant against; missing scheduled repairs could lead to compressor failures and refrigerant leaks. Even if the compressors and refrigerants are safe, you might unintentionally cause a build up carbon monoxide inside your building!
Deferring Maintenance Costs More
One significant reason most businesses avoid commercial HVAC preventative maintenance is to save money. In the interest of thriftiness, you might delay necessary support and end up dooming your equipment instead. However, the proper preventative maintenance can help lower your operating costs, as well as enhance your building’s energy efficiency. Most importantly, timely repairs can extend the life of your commercial HVAC systems.
Extending Lifespans for Commercial HVAC Systems
Even the highest quality HVAC systems and air conditioning units will fail at some point. This eventuality means that repairs stop working and a total replacement is needed. But the best HVAC system and AC units can last anywhere from 10-20 years, with expected lifespans far exceeding that initial estimate due to improved technology. Excessive pressure and higher operating temperatures can cause commercial HVAC systems to break down. But preventative maintenance can keep them alive longer and reduce the number of problems that might lead to a costly overhaul.
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.
To learn more about the importance of HVAC Preventive Maintenance, please contact us at 202.600.2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our PM contract customers receive priority service with 24/7 emergency service in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.