Top 5 Benefits of an HVAC Preventative Maintenance Program

Posted by NorthStock, Inc. on Jan 10th 2022

A long-lasting HVAC system starts with a reliable heating, cooling, or ventilation unit from trusted manufacturers like Beacon MorrisChromaloxModineSterling, and many others. However, wear and tear can get the best of any machine, and a routine HVAC preventative maintenance program will make the difference between a system that operates efficiently and one that drains your resources and demands repairs.

Commercial and industrial HVAC preventative maintenance will help you save money in the long run because it can often detect and correct potential problems before they start. In facilities where a broken HVAC system could create a dangerous or uncomfortable environment for employees and visitors, ruin inventory, or prevent machinery from operating safely and efficiently, it's essential to take every step to prevent a heating or cooling breakdown.

Preventative maintenance programs offer a lot of benefits:

Improve Efficiency

When your system is working optimally, it uses the least amount of energy possible and allows for cleaner air in your facility. Dirty coils, filters, pipes, and drain pans can hinder both air quality and energy efficiency, leading to a lower quality working environment and increased utility costs. Left unchecked, a buildup of dirt and debris can lead to a complete system breakdown. Routine maintenance can also help you spot refrigerant or gas leaks before they run up your utility costs.

Increase Equipment Lifespan

When your HVAC system is kept clean, bearings and moving parts are properly lubricated, and worn parts are replaced before they stop working, you help prolong the lifespan of your entire system. A full-system replacement is a cost you can avoid for a long time by simply taking good care of the system you have.

Decrease Breakdowns and Downtime

Well-made equipment can last for years when it's properly cared for. Your HVAC preventative maintenance program is designed to anticipate potential problems before they start, reducing the risk of breakdown and the associated downtime.

Enhance Wellness

In some cases, dirty or faulty HVAC systems and components can be dangerous.

  • Overheating or problems with wires and connections could cause a fire.
  • Gas leaks or a mold buildup can put people's health at risk.
  • If the system stops working altogether, an especially cold, hot, or poorly ventilated space could be uncomfortable and distracting for workers, students, customers, or whoever uses your facility, which can lead to inconvenient, costly, or potentially dangerous mistakes.
  • In extreme situations, people in the building could be at risk for hypothermia, chilblains, immersion foot, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and more.

Save Money

This is what it all comes down to: a better bottom line. An HVAC maintenance program is an ongoing cost, but it can save you untold amounts of money in the long run. By regularly cleaning your system, you ensure it continues to operate efficiently, which can help reduce your utility costs. A maintenance tech can replace parts that are starting to wear out before they break down completely, saving you not only the cost of the actual repair but also the cost of downtime, lost inventory, and more.

You may even save money on your employee insurance policies: if employees aren't exposed to mold, unclean air, and distracting environments that can cause accidents, they're less likely to get sick or hurt. Customers and visitors will spend more time in your building if they're comfortable, which can help you build better customer relationships and sell more products and services.

NorthStock is a leading HVAC distributor with an unparalleled inventory of heatingcooling, and ventilation units and replacement parts from the industry's top manufacturers. Our mission is to ensure you receive the items you need as quickly as possible and that those items are reliable and long-lasting—which is why we recommend a routine HVAC maintenance program for your facility. Contact us to learn more about our wide range of HVAC solutions or to place your order.