Here’s Why You Can’t Afford to Skip Commercial HVAC Maintenance

Durham Beach, North Carolina, building managers must stick to a regular HVAC maintenance schedule. Seasonal equipment servicing plays a big role in keeping your commercial enterprise running smoothly. Well-maintained heating and cooling systems perform better, last longer, and operate more efficiently. Make commercial HVAC system a priority to avoid issues with employee productivity and customer satisfaction that can affect your profitability.

Inefficient Equipment

Regular maintenance prevents problems down the road. During inspections, our NATE-certified service techs will address any developing repair issues. Annual maintenance will help to reduce breakdowns and the need for emergency repair. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also avoid the hassles associated with downtime for repairs.

Replacing a commercial heating or cooling system is a big job. You might not be prepared for the expense and the inconvenience of trying to keep your company going during the installation process. The condition of the ductwork could also play a role. If the ducts are in bad shape, the replacement could take a while and cost you even more. Spring and fall tuneups help to minimize costly disruptions in your business.

Increased Wear and Tear

Neglected HVAC systems will harbor dust and debris. Over time, the buildup of particles will prevent the system from operating optimally. The result will be excess wear and tear on your HVAC equipment that increases energy consumption and even shortens its lifespan.

Ignoring filter changes has a similar effect. Your air filter traps airborne contaminants. However, if it is dirty, it won’t be able to remove these substances from the indoor air. A dirty filter also causes sediments to accumulate on HVAC components. Ignoring maintenance can shave years off the life of the heating and air conditioning units.

Energy Waste

Maintenance reduces energy waste, and that means more money in your company’s budget. Following a recommended maintenance schedule can keep your heating and cooling equipment in like-new condition. The healthier your HVAC system, the less you’ll spend on energy costs. The units will last longer, so you’ll save money on HVAC replacement costs, too.

The Effect on Indoor Air Quality

Dirt in the HVAC system causes polluted air to circulate throughout the building. Without regular service, the HVAC system (including the ductwork) creates an inviting environment for toxic particles like spores, viruses, bacteria, and mildew to grow and spread. Polluted HVAC equipment can also harbor allergens like pet dander, mites, dust, and pollen.

Legionnaires’ disease, which is a type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria can multiply in air conditioners. The disease causes symptoms that include headaches, fever, chills, and gastrointestinal symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), health departments reported about 6,100 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the United States in 2016, but the condition is likely underdiagnosed, and the number may underestimate the true incidence.

IAQ Is a Serious Matter

If your heater and air conditioner are affecting the air quality in your workplace, your employees are also at risk for developing Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). Persons affected by SBS will usually feel better after they leave a building that contains airborne contaminants. Symptoms of SBS include headaches, nausea, dizziness, breathing difficulties, chest tightness, and fatigue. There can also be allergic reactions like sneezing, coughing, runny nose, watery eyes, and a scratchy nose and throat.

At Warren-Hay Mechanical, we offer affordable ways to avoid issues that impact employee productivity and customer satisfaction. We’ll keep your HVAC system healthy with professional tuneups that keep your heating and cooling equipment in good form. Our commercial maintenance service guarantees that your commercial HVAC system will deliver the performance you expect for the rest of its service life. Call us in Hillsborough, North Carolina, at 919-732-4362 to learn more. You can also reach us at 843-492-0166 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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