Just like your vehicles, HVAC systems require regular maintenance and inspection if they are to function at their optimum capacity.
It is after all, a system that has many moving parts, coolants whose level needs to be maintained, and vents and coils that need cleaning.
Any malfunction or damage in your HVAC system will not only be inconvenient but also expensive and time consuming to repair.
What is a Preventive HVAC Maintenance and Inspection?
It is best to detect and repair any problem in your HVAC system when it is just a minor issue. This will help you save on big repairs and also avoid inconvenience at home.
A preventive maintenance and inspection is an overall check-up of your system. A trained technician can perform this inspection every few months, before the summers or annually; depending on the system you have and its requirements.
The technician will check the refrigerant levels, functioning of the fan and compressor, electric connections and the smooth working of all components.
The objective of the inspection is to ensure that everything is working perfectly. In case there is something amiss, the technician will identify the problem before it grows into a major issue and obstructs cool air circulation throughout your house. No one wants to have an issue blow up in their face – that’s not something to write home about or put on your Facebook page.
This inspection is also known as preventive maintenance because by cleaning the vents and fans, replacing the air filter and by topping up coolant levels, the technician maintains your HVAC system in top condition and prevents any technical snags.
Why is HVAC Preventive Maintenance and Inspection required?
Some people are of the opinion that no technicians need to be called for unless an appliance is giving trouble.
But a preventive maintenance and inspection helps you avoid trouble instead. Neglecting your HVAC system will allow the wear and tear of parts to go unnoticed. This might eventually result in failure of certain parts or even the entire AC unit.
It is quite cost-effective to clean dirty components or replace damaged or malfunctioning parts than to face a unit that has reached its damage limit and functions no more.
For example, cleaning an air filter and coils would be cheaper than having to replace the compressor or fix refrigerant leaks.
Maintains your business reputation
If you have a business like a retail store or a restaurant, your clients look forward to good service from you. That includes a comfortable environment in your business premises. If your AC is not functioning properly, you may lose out on clients.
They will not be comfortable shopping or eating in your space and the lack of maintenance of the property will directly affect your reputation. Even if your office temperature is not right, the productivity of your employees will suffer.
Lowers monthly bills
If your AC is facing problems like refrigerant leaks, dirty coils, malfunctioning thermostats or noisy compressors, the system has to work harder to cool your place. By keeping everything functioning smoothly, you make optimum use of your AC capacity, save energy and keep utility costs low.