Whether you are a building owner or property manager, one of the significant costs of operating a building is the HVAC system. Many companies spend considerable time researching the best system to install – but as important a decision that might be, it is just as important to ensure good, ongoing maintenance. Last, but not least, it’s not just owners, landlords or building managers that pay attention to the condition and operation of HVAC – tenants and end users are keenly aware of these benefits as well.
So, why should YOU take extra steps toward good HVAC maintenance? Here are five key factors:
1. System Performance
Good maintenance ensures peak performance. That means more consistent, cool air in the summer – and more evenly distributed heat in the winter. A more comfortable workplace then contributes to happier and more productive workers, which equate to more profits (and a more inviting workplace!) for you and your employees.
2. Health and Wellness
By maintaining your HVAC, not only will your system perform better, but it will contribute to a healthier work environment for you and your employees. In addition to less hot and cold spots that contribute to health issues for some workers, proper maintenance helps ensure better air quality. Much like benefits of system performance, a healthier workplace is a more productive workplace, and good not only for your people, but for your bottom line.
3. Lower Utility Bills
By ensuring peak efficiency, HVAC maintenance will assist in lowering your utility bills. This is pretty straight forward – lower bills means more dollars in your pocket. It’s a clear ROI on routine and managed maintenance of your system!
4. Reduced Costs Of Operation
Another key contributor to your bottom line is the reduced cost of ownership that occurs when an HVAC system is kept in tip-top shape. Reduction in repairs and key – especially a significant reduction in costly emergency repairs. For a system that does not undergo proper maintenance, a business runs the risk not only of the high cost for these emergency repairs, but potential downtime, loss of efficiency, and potential loss of customers should such an emergency shut you down for any extended period of time!
5. Extended Life For The System
Simply put, a better maintained HVAC system will last longer. However, having your system regular checked and repaired is not the only way to extend the life of your HVAC system. Solutions like Our nanotechnology fluid solution, CryoGenX4, permanently restores lost cooling capacity and reduces carbon emissions, energy consumption, and costs. That means more years of peak efficiency (and lower associated costs), and extended life which puts off the high cost of replacement for major parts of the system – or the need to install an entirely new HVAC system down the line. Proper maintenance can add years to the life of your HVAC, and is a key return on investing in a proper maintenance program.
6. Retention and attraction of tenants
A more efficient system that provides a number of the benefits listed above, could be a key point of differentiation for building owners and managers seeking new tenants – or to retain the ones they have. While this is especially true for triple net tenants who will pay their own utility bills, tenants are increasingly focused on worker health and wellness, a comfortable (and therefore more productive) work environment – and of course, less threat of downtime should emergency repairs be needed. All in all, if you want to attract the best tenants, ensure your HVAC is in the best condition possible!