With the arrival of the summer months and the heat, a good maintenance plan of the facilities becomes our best asset to avoid unpleasant surprises. According to the US Department of Energy, “the risk that facilities may suffer costly repairs is reduced by 95% by having a good preventive maintenance plan.”
That is why today in our blog, we want to talk about the importance of having contracted a good maintenance service in air conditioning facilities.
The importance of a good maintenance service.
Facility maintenance tasks are essential to keep a facility running properly and prevent and extend its components’ life. Without good maintenance, the service life of machines, spare parts, and other elements would be substantially shortened.
On the other hand, such important aspects as the optimal comfort level in commercial premises, office spaces, etc., are unattainable without adequate maintenance service. In addition, taking into account the importance of air quality when we find ourselves, an unmaintained or poorly maintained machine can generate dirt, mold, or bacteria, worsening the quality of the air breathed and facilitating the transmission of diseases.
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A scheduled and organized maintenance service will allow to set up the air conditioning system to achieve maximum efficiency.
The better an HVAC installation is maintained, the longer it can function well and provide cooling and heating to a business, building, or industry. With proper HVAC maintenance, a unit can last more than ten years. Considering the investment involved in installing an HVAC unit, it makes sense that you want to keep that unit running well for as long as possible.
As with the life of the HVAC system, a well-maintained unit will operate more efficiently. Studies show that dirty or maintenance-free units need to work 20% more to produce the same cold or heat as a well-maintained machine. Less energy will be spent when in operation, which means less stress on machine components. Less machine wear leads to more bearable maintenance during the spring and autumn months. Maintenance will be much faster and smoother if a person takes preventative measures to keep the system running in top shape.
It reduces costs and avoids unnecessary surprises.
Having a maintenance service allows HVAC technicians to detect possible problems and failures in the system. The fact that HVAC systems undergo regular maintenance will bring many benefits, such as:
- Fewer repair interventions: All heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, even the most reliable, have problems from time to time. However, preventive maintenance carried out regularly means fewer repair problems because any problems will be detected sooner. This will make it easier to replace parts before they cause severe problems and much more expensive repairs.
- Extend system life: Installing a new air conditioning system requires an investment, sometimes quite important. Some users prefer to postpone the hiring of the maintenance service as long as possible. But it is an investment that is always justified: it extends the system’s life, opens the time between replacements, and stays in better condition for longer.
- Anticipation and detection: Many HVAC problems show warning signs that only a trained and experienced professional can detect. An HVAC technician can perform a series of troubleshooting steps to identify minor setbacks before they become complicated and expensive repair problems.
As we have just seen, the benefits of having a maintenance service are essential when it comes to making the most of the installation. The investment in a maintenance plan is fully justified if we consider that the number of corrective interventions is substantially reduced if the facility is well maintained. Plus, the peace of mind of knowing that measures have been taken if something goes wrong ensures that the situation will be less surprising as possible.