When you are a facility manager, you are responsible for overseeing every aspect of that building’s operation. The building and your business can’t operate properly without a functional commercial HVAC system. However, that system can’t only be functional, and only just. It has to run smoothly as well. Perhaps part of making sure your commercial HVAC system is the best it can be is to install some upgrades. Here are five reasons to consider upgrading your building’s system.
Increase Energy Efficiency
Lower operating costs should be one of your biggest goals. Even if it isn’t as much of a priority now, there’s still time to resolve to change that when the new year begins in a few weeks. One fantastic way to increase energy efficiency is to upgrade your current commercial HVAC system. Are you are having trouble convincing your superiors why these upgrades are necessary? If you are, then you can start by informing them that a newer system can allow for smaller energy consumption – by about 30%, in fact.
Maintain Your Reputation
Many businesses depend on a stellar reputation to ensure that they thrive. Reputation is important for your public image, especially in the customer-service sector. Aside from downtime that could rob you of future profits, an uncomfortable building environment due to aging HVAC system can also harm customer and client perception of how you run your organization.
Make Employees Comfortable
When the interior of your building is kept at reasonable temperatures, your employees will be comfortable. When employees are comfortable, they will be happier and more motivated. When they aren’t distracted by the office being too hot or too cold, they can focus on getting more work done, improving their overall productivity. Don’t overlook the importance of indoor air quality, either. How often are your employees missing time from work due to being sick? A little-known condition called sick building syndrome exists, and if this syndrome goes unaddressed, it could affect how your business is perceived throughout your industry and cause highly-qualified candidates to find employment elsewhere when you are actively recruiting.
Reduce Repair Costs
Newer commercial HVAC systems will have better warranties attached to them. Whether you choose to overhaul your existing system with brand new components or only add the latest technological advancements to the framework that is already in place, these warranties can help you avoid paying significant repair costs when such repairs are needed.
Begin Switching Refrigerant
As we have touched upon before, the refrigerant that is most commonly used in many older models of commercial HVAC systems is being eliminated. R-22 refrigerant will be fully prohibited in January of 2020, and if you think that’s still plenty of time to have your current supplies replaced, remember it’s just over two years away.
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.