It’s immensely important to keep your HVAC system well-maintained. Without timely repairs and upkeep, it won’t run as smoothly as it is supposed to and wastes energy. This scenario drives up energy bills, which is bad news for homeowners and facility managers alike. Everyone wants to save as much money as they can while doing their part for the environment. But savvy facility managers and business owners need to find effective ways to reduce astronomical repair costs.
The Real Reason Why Monthly Maintenance Matters
Review your service contract. While at first, it may seem gratuitous to have your HVAC equipment served once a month, every month, you’ll thank yourself later for arranging it. These machines are more complicated than you might think, and they require highly-trained professionals to take care of them. A trustworthy mechanic will do all they can to tune up your car; by that same logic, an HVAC technician can do the same for your heating and cooling system. For one thing, it ensures that temperatures and IAQ are kept at reasonable levels. For another, it also reduces the risk of fire and electrocutions caused by loose wiring. Those issues are the primary culprits behind rising repair costs.
Putting A Comprehensive Service Plan Together
The general rule of thumb is to have your units inspected and repaired every six months or twice a year. However, in some cases, you might need multiple service appointments in a single month or within a 2-3 month window. Why is that? Unusual noises, awful smells, leaks, and condensation builds can cause problems that could lead to serious downtime. Get ahead of the curve, and don’t let that happen to you!
The Actual Service Process Itself
So, broadly speaking, how does the actual service process play out? It begins with a diagnostic evaluation of your system. This checkup identifies anything that is obviously in need of repair. Then the old air filters will be removed and replaced with fresh ones. The thermostat, building, and system temperatures will be reset to optimal levels if they aren’t already. Metallic components receive proper lubrication to mitigate wear and tear or friction damage. Then, air and water leaks are detected and addressed. Finally, the wires and other electrical components are mended to prevent any possible fire hazards.
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William E. Kingswell has remained a distinguished provider of commercial and residential heating and cooling services since 1937. We have provided unmatched customer service to all of our clients. We enjoy being the preferred HVAC equipment distributor of countless customers. We offer a comprehensive range of high-quality heat pumps, boilers, unit heaters, HVAC accessories, and more. William E. Kingswell works with businesses and homeowners throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, including Baltimore, Frederick, Annapolis, Fairfax, Manassas, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach, and Leesburg. To learn more about our extensive range of SpacePak, Concord, Allied Commercial, and Bard HVAC equipment, give us a call at 301-937-1900 or contact us today!