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What Is Commercial HVAC Preventative Maintenance?

What Is Commercial HVAC Preventative Maintenance?

Commercial HVAC preventative maintenance is how intelligent companies keep heating and cooling costs low and manageable across the board. It takes regular repairs and maintenance checks to keep an HVAC system running at top shape. Otherwise, you may start to notice that your energy costs are rising and that the facility itself is noticeably less comfortable when fully occupied during peak hours.   

So, to show you why an HVAC needs preventative maintenance, we put together this short post about why facility managers shouldn’t neglect the benefits of commercial HVAC preventative maintenance. Without a doubt, the cost of maintaining a system today is far less than it will be if you need to undergo significant repairs down the line.

Commercial HVAC systems require attention to operate efficiently

When an HVAC isn’t working as it should, it’s more likely to break down, but why? Essentially, a poorly maintained HVAC will struggle to operate at the level you need. For instance, if you’re trying to keep a warehouse at a steady 73 degrees, your HVAC will have to work harder to hold that temperature. It may not even reach the temperate at all if the problem is severe.

Eventually, what may happen is that the entire system may stop working as a whole because what starts as a few minor tears in ductwork can get so bad that you need a complete replacement to get back up to speed.

HVAC preventative maintenance basics

At a minimum, proper HVAC preventative maintenance includes things like:

  • Inspecting thermostats
  • Checking drain lines and pans
  • Testing airflow from the blower motor
  • Inspecting electrical components
  • Refiling refrigerant, if needed
  • Inspecting condenser coils and evaporators

That’s a quick basic checklist, but the problem is that a large building may have an old HVAC system that no one maintained correctly in the first place. You might notice something like your coolant running out constantly, but you can’t find the source of the leak. Things like this are the result of poor maintenance over time.

How to perform HVAC preventative maintenance

While it’s always best to contact a professional, performing HVAC preventative maintenance isn’t too complicated; it’s merely time-consuming to do it everything correctly on your own. It’s easy to fall behind schedule and cut corners to keep the system operable, so how do you address the issue?

You can use HVAC work order software to keep up with proper maintenance as an alternative to manual processes by receiving regular reminders. Overall, the idea is that you can get ahead of problems before they come to light, and that’s the point of preventative maintenance. The things you do now will save your facility money over time.

In the end, a properly maintained HVAC system is easy to achieve, but it helps tremendously to use technology like a work order system.

Read more about the ins and outs of commercial HVAC maintenance on our blog.

Commercial HVAC preventative maintenance is how intelligent companies keep heating and cooling costs low and manageable across the board. It takes regular repairs and maintenance checks to keep an HVAC system running at top shape. Otherwise, you may start to notice that your energy costs are rising and that the facility itself is noticeably less comfortable when fully occupied during peak hours.   

So, to show you why an HVAC needs preventative maintenance, we put together this short post about why facility managers shouldn’t neglect the benefits of commercial HVAC preventative maintenance. Without a doubt, the cost of maintaining a system today is far less than it will be if you need to undergo significant repairs down the line.

Commercial HVAC systems require attention to operate efficiently

When an HVAC isn’t working as it should, it’s more likely to break down, but why? Essentially, a poorly maintained HVAC will struggle to operate at the level you need. For instance, if you’re trying to keep a warehouse at a steady 73 degrees, your HVAC will have to work harder to hold that temperature. It may not even reach the temperate at all if the problem is severe.

Eventually, what may happen is that the entire system may stop working as a whole because what starts as a few minor tears in ductwork can get so bad that you need a complete replacement to get back up to speed.

HVAC preventative maintenance basics

At a minimum, proper HVAC preventative maintenance includes things like:

  • Inspecting thermostats
  • Checking drain lines and pans
  • Testing airflow from the blower motor
  • Inspecting electrical components
  • Refiling refrigerant, if needed
  • Inspecting condenser coils and evaporators

That’s a quick basic checklist, but the problem is that a large building may have an old HVAC system that no one maintained correctly in the first place. You might notice something like your coolant running out constantly, but you can’t find the source of the leak. Things like this are the result of poor maintenance over time.

How to perform HVAC preventative maintenance

While it’s always best to contact a professional, performing HVAC preventative maintenance isn’t too complicated; it’s merely time-consuming to do it everything correctly on your own. It’s easy to fall behind schedule and cut corners to keep the system operable, so how do you address the issue?

You can use HVAC work order software to keep up with proper maintenance as an alternative to manual processes by receiving regular reminders. Overall, the idea is that you can get ahead of problems before they come to light, and that’s the point of preventative maintenance. The things you do now will save your facility money over time.

In the end, a properly maintained HVAC system is easy to achieve, but it helps tremendously to use technology like a work order system.

Read more about the ins and outs of commercial HVAC maintenance on our blog.

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