Preventative HVAC maintenance is critical for your business, regardless of how many people step through its doors every day. Your employees and visitors need a comfortable environment, and it’s good for your bottom line.
The reality is that commercial HVAC systems can be especially vulnerable to extreme weather and dirt. Moreover, subpar system maintenance accounts for about half of HVAC breakdowns, both residential and commercial. Here’s a look at several ways your business benefits financially with preventative HVAC maintenance.
Reduces the Risk of System Errors and Breakdowns
Problems such as blocked vents and registers, clogged filters, leaky ducts, sluggish fans and dirty coils can cause an HVAC system to work ineffectively or even break down. One early indicator of a possible breakdown is hot or cold spots throughout your business. Another symptom is low airflow or no airflow. The system may also be in trouble if you suddenly start to hear whistling or if doors begin slamming by themselves (indicating pressure imbalances).
A system error or breakdown interrupts productivity and customer visits. You risk looking unprofessional and may have to pay extra for quick, emergency service. Plus, it usually costs more to repair HVAC systems than to prevent them from breaking down.
Promotes Employee Productivity
Employee productivity is essential to the bottom line of any business. Preventative HVAC maintenance ensures a comfortable working environment. Employees won’t have to stop working in the middle of the day due to a system breakdown. They won’t dread coming into work because of noises, drafty spots, dirty air or a lack of air movement.
In central Pennsylvania, the winters can be especially cold and the summers especially hot. Preventative maintenance minimizes drastic temperature fluctuations inside your building. Employees won’t have to bring five layers of clothes just so that they can work.
Makes Customers and Clients Feel Welcome
A suitable environment is important for customers and clients too. You could lose business if the environment is too hot, cold, noisy or dirty. Clients don’t expect to sweat or shiver through a meeting, even if you do the best work in the world.
Keeps the Air Clean
People inside of your building will be able to breathe clean air year-round instead of the dirty air that may result from an ill-maintained system. Even just swapping out air filters can do wonders, keeping air cleaner and reducing the strain on your HVAC system.
Maximizes the Lifespan of Your HVAC System
The cost of a new HVAC system runs into the thousands of dollars, with money going toward the system itself, the controls, system installation, labor and startup costs such as refrigerant. You may also need to pay for more ductwork and piping.
Ultimately, preventative HVAC maintenance helps your business spend less time and money system repairs or replacement and more time working efficiently. Over time, with the right preventative measures, the savings for your business can be significant.
The experts at RSC Heating & Air help Pennsylvania business owners with all of their system maintenance and repair needs. Need help with your business’ heating and cooling system? Call 717-696-0084 or request same day service.