Heating and cooling unit replacements are costly and inconvenient to your business’s day-to-day operations. Preventative maintenance programs allow HVAC technicians to identify potential risks to your company’s HVAC systems and avoid emergency maintenance costs and employee downtime.
Preventative Maintenance Plans Save You From Additional Costs
Emergency HVAC repairs are inevitable, but proactive maintenance minimizes risk. Preventative maintenance programs can help you:
Lower Utility Bills
When your HVAC units aren’t being routinely serviced, utility bills may increase. Air filters are meant to be changed, at minimum, every three months, which can save your business up to 15% on energy bills. If they are not being changed regularly, the dirty filter slows down airflow, making the system work harder and waste more energy.
Reduce the Need for Emergency Repair Services
Preventative maintenance helps you reduce repair costs by identifying issues before they become a problem. Emergency HVAC repairs are always an option, but you save time and money by maintaining the equipment for a longer duration of time. When calling for an emergency repair, your HVAC maintenance costs will generally be higher due to service response time and any downtime experienced while the system is out of order.
HVAC contractors tend to charge more during the peak weather months of summer and winter due to high call volumes for immediate assistance. If your HVAC systems aren’t serviced proactively, you may have to pay an increased premium for emergency assistance because issues tend to arise when you need the service most due to increased HVAC usage. Along with that, you may also have a delay in response time due to your provider being in high demand. Preventative maintenance programs allow your HVAC technician to identify these issues before they become urgent problems for your business
Minimize Employee Downtime and Increase Productivity
Insufficient indoor air quality affects employees and their quality of work. A productive workplace remains productive if the temperature, humidity, and purity of the air inside are suited to the employees’ comfort. Routine maintenance allows the indoor air quality to remain adequate, minimizing the risk of employee downtime.
When your business’s HVAC systems go down, you run the risk of not only dealing with uncomfortable employees but also dissatisfied customers. During extreme temperatures, you may even have to shut down your building if you can’t keep indoor temperatures properly regulated. If the temperature conditions are extreme enough, building pipes run the risk of freezing, causing you to have to close business doors for a few days or more, which may cut into your company’s bottom line.
Routine Inspections Preserve the Lifespan of Your HVAC Units
The cost to repair HVAC units is high and can make a significant impact on your company’s resources. Your HVAC systems are an investment and should be treated as an asset to your company’s day-to-day operations. Preventative maintenance promotes the longevity of your systems and makes sure you get the most out of your investment. Through these routine inspections, your HVAC technician will replace the units’ air filters, as well as inspect for signs of leaks, problems with electrical connections and wiring, and efficient thermostat operation.
For many manufacturers, documentation of routine maintenance is required so the warranty of the equipment remains valid. When you purchase a new HVAC system, warranties cover many repairs and the replacement of major components to your units. HVAC equipment warranties can last from five years to the lifetime of the system. If the equipment is not properly maintained, your company can lose out on that warranty, resulting in additional costs.
HVAC Preventative Maintenance Is Our Top Concern
At Service Unlimited, proper HVAC maintenance is a top priority for us, so if you’re ready to make it a top priority at your facility, we’re ready to help. We are dedicated to identifying potential risks and delivering the most effective solution for your situation. Our certified technicians cater to each unique issue and provide efficient service and proactive HVAC maintenance tips to enhance the longevity of your HVAC equipment. Our on-call emergency assistance and 24-hour service will always be a resource for you and your company’s HVAC needs, but can often be avoided through routine maintenance. Contact us today to learn how we can enhance your company’s preventative maintenance plan.