The benefits of a scheduled preventative maintenance plan can’t be overstated. Beyond the improved energy efficiency of your system and reduced long-term repair costs, a planned maintenance agreement means your HVAC is one less thing to worry about.
Developing an HVAC preventative maintenance schedule doesn’t have to be difficult. When you work with the right HVAC provider like Service Unlimited, the process can actually be quite simple and is almost guaranteed to provide some peace of mind.
Running a business comes with countless top-of-mind concerns. HVAC doesn’t need to be one of them. Let’s dive into some of the most obvious benefits.
Reduced Energy Costs – The first and most obvious benefit of a scheduled maintenance agreement is lower monthly utility bill costs. Mitigated risk and repairs show up later, but energy efficiency shows up on your bill month after month. Those savings can be directed back into the business or saved as a cushion for tough times (like what everyone is going through right now).
Reduced Long-Term Repair Costs – Repairs are just necessary. Eventually, all equipment is bound to fail in one form or another, so budgeting for repairs is essential. However, a preventative maintenance plan injects some predictability into the equation, allowing for easier budgeting and fewer unexpected costs. One of the problems here is that the gains are more like mitigated losses, meaning they are more difficult to see. However, a birds-eye view of your costs over the course of years or decades will reveal how much has been saved on HVAC repairs.
Longer Overall System Life – If the life of your HVAC system could be extended for one, two, or even five years into the future, would there be a downside? Sure, preventative maintenance isn’t free, but the answer is a definitive no. A full-scale system replacement is one of the most expensive projects that any business could undergo. A preventative maintenance schedule would allow for the overall system life to be extended, but there is actually a bit more to it than that.
As elements of your system need to be replaced or repaired, a preventative maintenance agreement ensures that the process can happen effectively as needed. In other words, the AC unit might need replacement before the furnace, and a repair schedule prevents catastrophic failure where everything may need to be replaced at once.
Lower Risk of Emergency Downtime – Outside of repair or replacement costs, one of the most expensive problems a business can face is operational downtime. If it’s a 100-degree day in the middle of summer and the air conditioner shuts down, it’s extraordinarily unlikely that customers are going to stick around and shop. On top of that, the productivity decrease for workers could be dramatic, not to mention the potential health risks.
Though the environment is not on every business owner’s mind all the time, implementing an energy-efficient HVAC system is a good first step. A regular maintenance schedule is proven to maintain the efficiency of a system. Put another way, preventative maintenance lets owners take responsibility for environmental stewardship without adding disruption to their operations.
Scheduled maintenance is a good idea for all types of HVAC systems—residential and commercial alike—but because they use so much more energy, commercial and industrial facilities actually have little choice in the matter.
Obviously, someone could choose to ignore maintenance altogether, but this is so clearly the wrong decision. Much of the time, the barrier isn’t even cost. It’s the hassle of having one more thing to worry about.
Luckily, a preventative maintenance agreement from Service Unlimited effectively eliminates any cause for concern. We take a consultative approach to each of our client’s projects. We’ll take the time to get to know your particular facility and any associated needs and then create a custom schedule designed for your specific system.
Preventative maintenance agreements eliminate costs. It’s as simple as that. Contact us to learn more.
At Service Unlimited, our number one priority is customer satisfaction. That starts before your project even begins. We’ve developed an experienced team, a trusted network of equipment distributors, and even have our own in-house sheet metal fabrication shop.
We have everything needed to ensure that every project we take on is as seamless as possible to minimize disruption. All you have to do is fill out the form below to get started.