5 Key Benefits of HVAC Preventative Maintenance

Break-fix solutions are costly and can lead to business downtime. Saving you money and limiting downtime are just some of the benefits of HVAC maintenance plans that your business will get.

A significant part of our corporate vision at Service Unlimited is the idea of turning prospective customers into clients, and then turning those clients into long-term partners. We believe the most significant value comes from a long-term partnership because of the nature of commercial HVAC systems: Like most pieces of equipment, they benefit from regular maintenance, and that is best performed by technicians familiar with your systems. This is especially true in commercial locations where the working conditions directly impact the performance and productivity of your workplace.

The Importance of HVAC Preventative Maintenance

Some building owners and managers might ask why they should worry about repairs when their systems are currently running adequately. Just waiting until you have outwardly noticeable issues will end up costing you more in emergency repair services, and the possibly lengthy downtime can disrupt your business operations. Commercial preventative maintenance works to get ahead of these problems before they grind things to a halt.

Why You Should Have an HVAC Preventative Maintenance Plan

1. Energy Savings: Someone might look at maintenance program costs as a waste of their resources, but one of our maintenance teams can more than make up for those expenses in the savings we’ll bring to your energy bills. Maintenance plans and building operations require thinking for the long-term, and, over time, your various pieces of HVAC equipment will have improved energy efficiency if they are well-maintained.

2. Equipment Longevity: Commercial HVAC systems are typically one of the most expensive parts of your building, and you want to extend their service life. A routine HVAC preventive maintenance plan is one of the best strategies for promoting your overall system’s longevity. We will spot issues before they become problems and help you plan for any costs that are likely to come in the future.

3. Productivity in the Workplace: The temperatures in the workplace directly impact the productivity of your workforce. A well-maintained heating and cooling system will be better for your business. Routine HVAC maintenance maintained by a service provider like SUI will also mean there is one less thing on your plate. You can stay focused on your work and let us worry about your HVAC systems.

4. Improved Comfort: The whole reason we install air conditioners and heaters is to make ourselves more comfortable no matter what time of year it is. Similarly, your HVAC ductwork exists to circulate healthy air throughout your facility. A healthy HVAC system will provide a higher level of comfort across the board. Creating comfortable work environments is what we do; we’re the experts you need to maintain it.

5. Healthy Air Quality: One type of air pollution that few people think about is indoor air pollution. The truth is, your indoor air quality directly affects your health and the health of anyone else in your building. Air needs to be efficiently distributed and vented to deliver the indoor air quality that you deserve.

How Does Preventative Maintenance Improve HVAC System Performance?

Preventative maintenance identifies problems quickly to improve the way your HVAC system performs. When an HVAC technician performs preventative maintenance on your system, they check every part of it for potential problems. When they find small problems, your technician performs HVAC repairs quickly so the problems don’t grow larger. The problem diagnosis aspect of HVAC maintenance prevents your systems’ problems from growing significantly enough to require emergency HVAC services.

How Often Should My HVAC Preventative Maintenance Plan Service My System?

An HVAC system should be serviced quarterly or at a minimum of twice a year—your maintenance plan should involve checking your heating system in the fall and servicing an air conditioning unit in the spring. Annual maintenance plans will cover a variety of things, such as:

  • Checking and cleaning indoor coils
  • Clean and replace air filters
  • Inspecting and tightening electrical connections
  • Inspecting belts for wear and replacing annually
  • Ensure the thermostat is calibrated correctly
  • Inspecting ductwork for leakage
  • Check hoses and water connections
  • Cleaning the blower fan
  • Verify refrigerant charge and check for leaks
  • Inspect condensate drain
  • Overall visual inspection looking for wear and tear

Once you schedule a maintenance visit, you don’t have to worry about your HVAC units developing problems. If your HVAC system develops problems between maintenance visits, you can always schedule repairs. But maintenance visits reduce the amount of repairs you need to schedule throughout the year.

Service Unlimited Provides the Benefits of HVAC Preventative Maintenance

The bottom line is that HVAC preventative maintenance is better for you, your employees, and your business. Don’t let these needs go unchecked, and partner with a team that has the expertise you need. Service Unlimited is equipped to maintain a healthy and safe working environment for you. Contact us today to learn more.