Maintaining Indoor Air Quality for HVAC Systems

HVAC industrial maintenance service in MOAmerican Services industrial HVAC preventative maintenance service in Saint Louis knows that one of the most important issues that cannot be ignored when scheduling the priority of HVAC maintenance is indoor air quality. The operating condition of HVAC components plays a critical role in producing indoor air quality. A well scheduled preventative maintenance system program will not only protect occupants from poor IAQ, but also protects the organization from law suits, adverse publicity and potential code violations — all of which can have an impact on the HVAC operating system.

The facility executive is responsible for allocating to budget managers how maintenance impacts IAQ. The budget funds earmarked for HVAC system maintenance are very small in comparison to the potential costs related to poor IAQ issues and their related fallout.

Inspect and identify areas where the facility is experiencing possible IAQ issues. Implement a maintenance plan for dealing with those issues, including both on the spot corrections and long-term preventive measures, and what that plan projection may cost. Facility managers can identify other similar organizations that have experienced similar IAQ issues and the impact that those issues have had on those organizations, including corrective costs, downtime, fines, and litigation.

Present documentation on the condition of HVAC components, its maintenance operating requirements, the budget allocated for those maintenance activities, and the consequences of not performing that maintenance. Without documented support, facility executives run the risk of being perceived as crying wolf, resulting in HVAC upgrades and installation requests being turned down.

The tone and theme of every funding request should be tied to cost avoidance and value. Avoid request based solely on opinion, dollars and cents will be the overall indicators.