Nothing will make a building owner or Property Manager’s phone ring off the hook or inbox overflow quite like an HVAC issue. So, how does one make sure that commercial HVAC systems are functioning properly?
I think we all would agree that system malfunctions are inevitable. Repairs can be costly and sometimes time consuming. However, with the proper regularly conducted preventative maintenance, these repairs don’t have to be so stressful.
As the days get hotter, keeping a building comfortably cool will become priority one. Those who occupy the buildings you manage will be impacted from uncomfortable interior environments. Thus there are elements of the HVAC unit, such as the cooling towers, chillers, and pumps, which will have to work harder for a comfortable temperature to be maintained. When these elements work harder, they are more likely to break down. Repairing and replacing these components can be expensive, but constant maintenance won’t break the bank and it will prevent an expensive repair down the road.
Clogging of ducts and vents is a constant problem of a commercial building’s HVAC system. Regular cleaning is a huge help in reducing the problems posed by clogging. Poorly maintained ducts and vents also creates poor indoor air quality. And, if that wasn’t enough reason to keep things cleaned and maintained…ongoing maintenance will prevent damage to the ducts and vents, and the system as a whole.
Identifying and addressing problems before any threat of breakdown looms is the best way to secure peace of mind and keep repair costs lower. Walton & Company is committed to helping building owners, property managers, engineers, and facility professionals lower their operating expenses through HVAC preventive maintenance. We can develop a cost-effective preventive maintenance plan for your commercial building that will provide you with peace of mind, improved comfort, and energy savings.
After some strange noises and mishappenings, my fiance was tasked with finding a commercial HVAC repair. He is trying to find a good way to keep things in order as well once the repair is done. Reading this article was helpful since now he will know to look out for any problems and address them quickly.