What costs more: a transmission fluid flush or a whole new transmission? The answer to this question is easy and makes a case for building a preventative HVAC maintenance plan for your business offices and facilities. Heating and cooling systems are important for maintaining productivity and setting safety standards for your employees. Furthermore, costly equipment repairs and replacements can be avoided by trusting expert evaluations and insights. Drafting an HVAC preventative maintenance plan will save you money in the long run by extending equipment life cycles, prolonging warranty protection, and reducing energy bills. Read more to learn about these advantages in-depth.
Extended Equipment Life Cycles
When it comes to HVAC systems, a little dirt can do big damage. And big damage equals big repair and replacement costs. With heating equipment, weak or dirty pilots can be extinguished, causing the furnace to shut down. With cooling equipment, dirty evaporator coils can decrease efficiency, and cause compression failure. Once machinery fails, repairs estimates will increase in price and equipment life cycles can decrease by as much as ten years. When it comes to HVAC systems, a little dirt can do big damage. Simple cleaning and component checks can go a long way in ensuring your HVAC equipment functions properly.
Prolonged Warranty Coverage
Before installation costs, a brand-new evaporator coil for your AC unit can cost up to $1,800. Paying out of pocket for this part and service can put an ugly dent in your bottom line. Fortunately, most HVAC manufacturers offer a ten-year warranty, at the minimum—but regular maintenance must be conducted for the coverage to continue. An auto insurance company wouldn’t replace your car’s engine if you didn’t get an oil change for a year. And an HVAC company won’t honor your warranty claims without proof of annual maintenance. Furthermore, you must make sure the HVAC contractors you work with have received the proper training and use authorized parts to service your equipment. With that being said, a few hundred bucks a year can save you thousands.
Reduced Energy Bills
Regular HVAC maintenance isn’t just good for your equipment and the environment—it’s good for your profits, too. Dirty HVAC systems that have suffered wear and tear can leech energy costs from your facilities budget. With air conditioning units, dirty condenser coils will directly increase electrical bills, and loose belts will decrease airflow and cause other components to struggle. With heating units, dirty burners can cause poor combustion, which results in heat going up the stack and higher heating costs. Preventive maintenance helps ensure that your HVAC system runs at close to peak efficiency. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy has found that businesses can save up to 30 percent on their heating and cooling costs. To sweeten the pot, energy efficient buildings can receive ENERGY STAR tax breaks.
Regular preventative HVAC maintenance will pay back dividends in the long run. It will keep your equipment running optimally, reduce the risk of repair bills, and maximize your energy savings. At John’s Service and Sales, our industry trained and certified technicians ensure your equipment performs at its best to keep your facilities comfortable and safe. Reach out today and learn more about how our team can protect your investments with preventative HVAC maintenance.