HVac preventive maintenance is the practice of looking, touching, cleaning and confirming that an HVAC system works properly. By identifying issues that could turn into costly repairs and taking steps to fix them, property owners and managers can extend the life of their equipment.
Often, the most obvious benefit of HVac preventive maintenance is reduced repair costs. In some cases, the savings can be enormous, particularly in large multi-family and commercial properties that manage hundreds or thousands of systems in their portfolio. Moreover, a well-implemented HVAC preventive maintenance program can reduce energy consumption and optimize efficiency levels.
Another important benefit of Hvac preventive maintenance is improved safety. For example, a professional technician can check for signs of carbon monoxide leaks and address any issues that could create a health hazard. Similarly, a clogged air filter can limit the flow of air through the system and negatively impact equipment performance. A professional can clean or replace the filter and ensure that all gas and oil connections are tight.
Additionally, a reputable HVAC service provider will follow manufacturer guidelines regarding routine servicing and can ensure that any warranty claims remain valid. In fact, some manufacturers require proof of regular servicing to honor their warranties.