BLOG

Why Preventive Maintenance Is So Important for Your Commercial HVAC System

Why Preventive Maintenance Is So Important for Your Commercial HVAC System

Whether you’re experiencing a hot, sticky summer’s day in Kansas City or a frigid blast in the middle of winter, one thing that’s guaranteed to cause frustration in the commercial world is a faulty HVAC system.

One of the best ways to avoid this is to undertake preventive maintenance of your system, so you catch any minor faults before they have a chance to become major (and potentially expensive) issues, and your HVAC system continues to run smoothly.

Whether your business is a retail store, warehouse, office building or housing complex, your employees and customers depend on consistency in their heating and cooling – in fact, the best commercial HVAC systems are the ones they don’t even have to think about, that’s how well they function.

But it’s not just about comfort. A well-functioning commercial HVAC system near Kansas City, Olathe, and Overland Park directly impacts productivity – and therefore your bottom line.

Why you need preventive maintenance

You might wonder why you need preventive maintenance if your system is running smoothly. But why wait for something to go wrong when it’s much more efficient and cost-effective to prevent that thing from going wrong in the first place?

As soon as you notice an issue with your HVAC system, it’s probably gone too far and will end up costing you time and money in emergency repairs, and possibly even downtime for your business.

It’s much more effective to take a proactive approach to maintaining your commercial HVAC system.

6 reasons preventive HVAC maintenance is essential

1. Reduce system repairs

If you have your commercial HVAC system regularly maintained, it will mean that you need fewer repairs because you’ll catch any issues before they cause real damage. This will not only save you a lot of hassle, but you’ll also save money in the long run, and it will mean that you should get to the end of your system’s lifespan – typically up to 20 years – without any major issues.

2. Improve efficiency

Regular maintenance will mean that your HVAC system runs more efficiently. In turn, it will consume less energy, and you’ll save money on your heating and cooling bills. HVAC systems are expensive to run, so the more efficient it is, the more you’ll save.

3. Improve air quality

As a business, it’s important that you provide your employees and customers with clean, healthy, safe air. Regularly maintaining your commercial HVAC system helps to improve workplace air quality. If your air quality is poor, it can have a detrimental effect on both physical and mental health.

4. Reduce heating and cooling bills

As we’ve already noted, an HVAC system that’s regularly maintained will use less energy, and therefore your heating and cooling costs will reduce. Additionally, your system won’t need to work too hard – and therefore use extra energy – to cover deficiencies in performance if it’s well-maintained.

5. Your system will last longer

Replacing your commercial HVAC system is not something you want to do regularly, as it’s expensive , messy, and time-consuming. Preventive maintenance will help you increase your system’s lifespan, as you can correct minor issues before they become real, system-threatening (expensive) problems.

6. Improve workplace productivity

How comfortable your employees feel has a direct correlation to their productivity – and your bottom line. You therefore probably want your HVAC system to be running smoothly at all times, and annual maintenance will definitely help you with that.

What does preventive maintenance of a commercial HVAC system include?

Preventive maintenance of your commercial HVAC system should be performed AT LEAST two-times per year. Depending on the situation, it could require maintenance as often as monthly. An HVAC technician will recalibrate the system, and inspect, clean, and service it, as well as recommending replacing any components.

Preventive maintenance contracts

A preventive maintenance contract on your commercial HVAC system is a convenient and cost-effective way to ensure your system runs smoothly over many years. With a preventive maintenance contract, you can:

  • Schedule maintenance services
  • Avoid delays in service that typically happen at the start of summer and winter
  • Let your service provider take care of everything, so you can concentrate on your business

If you’re in the Kansas City metro area and would like to set up a preventive maintenance contract for your commercial HVAC system, contact us today for your customized quote.