Preventative HVAC Maintenance

HVAC maintenance and repairLet’s face it, this time of the year is NOT the time when you want to have an issue with your HVAC.  You rely on the heat you provide, especially if you are in control of a business and the people there rely on the HVAC system to maintain a comfortable workplace environment.  Keeping your HVAC properly maintained is the first step to this success and many people don’t think about this until there is already an issue, making the repairs and the loss to business more impactful and damaging to your company.

In a publication from buildings.com, the following good point was made regarding HVAC maintenance.  Matt Ashwood, president and CEO at Bonded Filter Company in Nashville, TN made this interesting point and analogy: “Think of preventative HVAC maintenance in the same was as the preventative maintenance for your car: If you don’t change your engine oil and replace belts and filters, the engine will lock up and the vehicle won’t operate.  The same holds true in a sense for HVAC systems.  If you spend $30 for an oil change in your car, you will save $3000 on a new engine.”

In other words…you value the preventative maintenance that you put into other investments in your control, so of course, it should make sense that the same measures should be taken for other equally important investments, like your HVAC system!  Just exactly how much should you be setting aside for preventative HVAC maintenance?  “Ideally, the ratio of spending for HVAC systems should be 70 percent preventative maintenance, 30 percent corrective maintenance,” according to Anthony Shaker, vice president of operations and maintenance for UNICCO.

If you are behind on your preventative maintenance, no fear!  American Services has everything you need if you are in need of HVAC maintenance in Jefferson County!  Contact us today and we can see what maintenance your system needs and get you on the right track for continued health of your HVAC system.