It’s no secret that commercial HVAC systems get pretty expensive when you are constantly maintaining and repairing them.
Profits take a big hit when you are forced to overhaul a system this complex and this far-reaching. Thankfully though, the best way to minimize your long-term expenditure when it comes to commercial HVAC repair really comes down to making smart, smaller investments in the short-term.
Yes, we are talking about making sure that you call in the professionals to handle HVAC maintenance so that you can spot minor issues that need to be addressed well before they become major emergencies (expensive emergencies) later down the line.
A lot of business owners are under the impression that there’s no such thing as inexpensive commercial HVAC maintenance but nothing could be further from the truth. Not only can maintenance save you a lot of money in the long haul but it’s also going to keep your HVAC system up and running in the short term, improve your efficiency across the board, and help you save money on energy bills while avoiding expensive emergencies, too.
Here are just a couple of the common HVAC catastrophes that you can get in front of strategic investments in routine maintenance.
Electrical components frequently fail simply because of the load and stress that they are under on a regular basis, especially when you’re talking about HVAC systems that run pretty much 24/7 in a commercial space.
Capacitors in particular frequently “go out” in HVAC systems. This results in a loss of power and a compromising of your HVAC set up, necessitating expensive repairs as well as downtime that you’ll have to contend with, too.
By having HVAC experts out to inspect your system regularly, and by having them implement HVAC maintenance on your electrical components, you’re able to get out in front of catastrophic failures that could have cost a small fortune to repair.
There are a variety of motors strategically located throughout your HVAC system, including everywhere that you have fans (like on the condenser coil, the evaporator coil, etc.) and a motor that isn’t running efficiently isn’t just going to consume a lot more energy to get the same – or worse – results but it’s also at risk for frying out and compromising your entire HVAC set up.
Broken motors are some of the most expensive HVAC emergencies you have to contend with. Regular HVAC maintenance guarantees that you have your motors inspected, have moving parts lubricated, and have all worn-out parts that are on the verge of breaking down replaced ahead of time so that everything runs smoothly and better than brand-new.
Coolant and Water Leakage
Leakage issues can really pose a huge risk to your HVAC system, not only because almost all of the liquids contained within your HVAC set up are supposed to be inside of closed systems that can become compromised if fluid leaks out but also because liquid and electronic components simply don’t mesh well.
Regular maintenance keeps an eye on all of your coolant levels, your water levels, and other fluid levels to make sure that they are exactly where they need to be. Regular top ups can be made when necessary, pinhole leaks can be found and sealed, and major issues can be gotten in front of before they create catastrophic failures to your commercial HVAC set up.
At the end of the day, little bit of short-term maintenance (inexpensive maintenance, at that) of your HVAC system will help save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars in the long term.
For more information about how you can go about maintaining your commercial HVAC system, or help from our commercial HVAC experts, contact us at your earliest convenience.