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Preventive Maintenance For HVAC Equipment - Fieldproxy

Shoaib Ahmed
January 21, 2023

Introduction

An HVAC system is a massive machine and it will be your air conditioning provider's responsibility to ensure that the myriad of parts that make up the whole are kept working efficiently. As an HVAC customer, all you have to do is call them, and they'll send someone out to collect all relevant data on your experience with their company, mark any repairs needed and then schedule a visit by one of their technicians to complete all necessary work while they're there.

Some of the benefits of regular maintenance are immediate, while others prevent future problems. Technicians will evaluate your unit and make any needed adjustments and repairs. Knowing what to expect can be the first step toward a happier existence - namely, one free from bugs that pop out of nowhere or drip ceilings in your kitchen. You'll have fewer unwelcome surprises if the technicians are called at the right time. But, why? Let's take a look.

Why Preventive Maintenance for Heating and Cooling Equipment Is Essential?

Fewer Repairs

Investing in regular maintenance services could save you from multiple expensive repairs. For example, getting your car's belts replaced before they snap or your tires repaired before they blow out could save a lot of money down the line since seeking repairs is costlier if it's done on an emergency basis. Maintenance services are worth their weight in gold because they help to prevent issues so that you don't need as many repairs down the line!

Longer Equipment Life

Just like how our body needs certain nutrients so that it can survive, your HVAC system also requires a certain amount of care and maintenance to keep it running at optimum levels. One malfunctioning part or simple case of dust accumulating into the vents could cause the entire system to break down and malfunction, which means you need to get them repaired right away, costing you more money than if you had just regularly scheduled cleanings.

This is why we strongly believe in educating and informing customers on some tips they could follow to maintain their equipment appropriately. The benefits of getting regular services aren't just limited to still being able to use your AC during hot weather either - cleaning also helps prolong the life of these important devices!

Lower Energy Bills

Although your HVAC system might appear to be working at its full potential, it will gradually start losing efficiency. We have to look at the math – the millions of tiny bits of dirt and other grime that accumulate in fan blades, filters, coils, and ducts after years of use will cause your heating and cooling equipment to consume more energy (that you're paying for) than it should. That's why accredited air conditioning service companies offer regular maintenance packages – because they know skipping them is going to cost you more in the long run.

Safety

A malfunctioning HVAC system doesn't just cost a lot of money to repair. It can also be detrimental to your family's health. For example, if the furnace develops a crack in the heat exchanger, carbon monoxide gas may escape and poison the air you breathe. Also, electric HVAC systems can create a short circuit, which is a severe fire hazard that isn't worth ignoring. You should check on them regularly to ensure they're working correctly and get any necessary repairs scheduled as soon as possible.

Maintenance tasks you'll need field service technicians to help you with:

  • Check control of the systems to ensure proper and safe operation.
  • Check fuel line connections.
  • Check the condensation system to ensure proper drainage.
  • Lubricate all motors and non-sealed moving parts.

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Some cleaning jobs require other products to ensure the job gets done right. For example, you may need an office space deep clean that includes sanitizing desks and essential mopping, vacuuming, and polishing floors and glass surfaces.

There are a few ways to maintain the efficiency and performance of your HVAC system, even if it is broken. One of the most effective ways to keep your system operating is to perform regular preventive checks on your units by professionals. If these checks are performed properly, many major breakdowns can be avoided all together as well as several other issues like energy losses, pollution, and water damage.

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