The majority of a commercial building’s energy costs go toward operating its HVAC systems. However, you can reduce your energy costs and improve your system’s energy efficiency in many ways. One way to make these changes is by implementing an HVAC preventive maintenance program.
How Does a Preventive Maintenance Program Work?
To implement this kind of maintenance program, your business should partner with a commercial HVAC services company that will oversee your heating and cooling systems. You will have to sign an agreement that outlines the terms of the HVAC company’s services. The agreement should be tailored to fit your business’s needs, not a cookie-cutter list of services the company offers all its customers. It should also outline the company’s commercial HVAC preventive maintenance services as well as its emergency services. Read the fine print and look over everything in the agreement before you sign it.
In terms of a maintenance schedule, the company’s HVAC technicians should make routine maintenance visits at least twice a year. You can negotiate with your service partner for four or more annual visits when you draw up the agreement, if that’s what your system needs to be properly maintained.
What Happens During a Maintenance Visit?
During a visit, the technician inspects your HVAC system and fixes any problems they find so larger breakdowns don’t occur in the future. This often involves changing the air filters, brushing the coils clean, checking the belts and fans, and inspecting electrical components. Of course, the specifics vary depending on whether you have a packaged system or a split system, traditional HVAC or a heat pump, or a chiller with a water tower and a boiler. What should not vary is the care and attention the technician gives your system.
What Are Some Examples of Preventive Maintenance Program Offerings?
At Service Unlimited, we offer the following services to our preventive maintenance agreement customers:
- Up to 25% off our standard pricing on parts and labor
- On-call emergency assistance and 24-hour service
- Two-hour response to your call for service
- Priority scheduling of service orders
- Scheduled system maintenance visits and complete documentation of the unit’s operation
- Comprehensive system operation evaluations
- Free estimates for equipment replacement projects, including design and engineering support
When you enter into a preventive maintenance agreement with an HVAC services company, it should be able to offer you priority services so your commercial heating and air conditioning system will keep operating well.
What Are the Benefits of HVAC Preventive Maintenance?
Having preventative maintenance performed on your system provides many benefits. These benefits include:
- Prolonged HVAC system lifespans
- Reduced downtime
- Improved system capacity
- Improved energy efficiency
- Improved air quality and a safe and healthy work environment
- Reduced energy costs
HVAC Maintenance With Dedication
At Service Unlimited, we maintain your HVAC equipment with prompt, courteous service. If we see a problem during one of our inspections, we will go out of our way to fix it so your system won’t need more extensive repair services in the future. If you would like to become one of our service agreement customers or if you have any questions about our preventive maintenance and HVAC repair services, contact us today.