Any equipment, just like your car, requires regular inspection and maintenance. You regularly change the oil, plugs, brake pads, etc. in your car, so your HVAC equipment also requires the same care and attention for smooth, durable, and correct operation.
The steps that are included in preventative maintenance will thoroughly test, inspect and clean the various parts of your HVAC system. Doing this will, you can make sure that your HVAC system is not overworked. An overworked system will consume more energy and therefore result in higher utility bills. Performing routine preventive maintenance will help to keep your energy bills down. With the expertise of an HVAC professional, your system will be running at peak efficiency for longer.
When you practice proper HVAC maintenance, you’ll extend the life of your HVAC system. Buying a new system is a significant expense for any company.. Proper preventive maintenance can keep your unit running its best for longer, so you can put off buying a new one until it’s absolutely necessary.
Preventive maintenance helps you catch issues with your HVAC system early. When you’re regularly checking the status of your HVAC unit, you can identify warning signs of malfunction and fix them before they require a more expensive solution.
If your HVAC parts are still under warranty, then you should know that many manufacturers require evidence of yearly maintenance in order to pay out a claim. When you invest in regular HVAC maintenance, you’re essentially giving yourself an insurance policy.
An HVAC system that’s running at optimal efficiency will ensure that you have better air quality in your office. Part of the purpose of your HVAC system is to filter pollutants out of the air that you and your co-workers breathe.
The technician will look for and remove any blockages that impede air circulation. A clean AC coil or heat pump is also going to provide you with a healthier work space.
If you are using a gas furnace, it’s always important to be aware of the risk of carbon monoxide leaking into your air. This could be a life-threatening problem and could put you, your employees, and your customers in danger. Regular inspection can allow you to discover cracks or evidence of leaks so you can have a contractor fix this dangerous issue right away.
We recommend that you have your HVAC unit professionally maintained twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, when the weather is temperate, which means any sort of repair won’t be as disruptive as it will be in the middle of summer or winter.
This includes systems such as furnaces or standard central ACs. If you use a heat pump system year-round though, you will need to schedule an HVAC service for it every 6 months.
The age and condition of your HVAC system will impact the frequency of maintenance.
*Your particular brand of HVAC system also makes a difference, as your manufacturer may have specific maintenance tasks outlined in your unit’s literature.
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We use a checklist during our inspection and we’ll make a note so you can decide in advance if/when to make the repair. You can have these checklists as guiding tools to know what to expect from a professional who does the technical work for you, as well as adjusting what you want to do based on your considerations. Many times we spot issues when they are small, which prevents a larger repair later. We share a copy of the checklist and our findings with you and keep them on file.
By practising proper HVAC maintenance, you’ll be able to save money, breathe safer and healthier air, and be comfortable indoors.
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