If you are tired of blowing money on high utility bills, then it's time to make a change. Think maintenance. To save money in the spring it is vital for you to get your heating and cooling system checked out by a professional. While most home owners do not hesitate to change air filters and get their home heating and air conditioner units up and ready, business owners are more relevant. In this short article I will touch on why you have to change your way of thinking when it comes to maintenance checks for your indoor and outdoor units and how it could save you thousands in the end.
Simply put, keeping your heating and air conditioning system running properly saves you money! Many small and mid-sized businesses will change filters on a regular basis, but continue to wait until their HVAC equipment breaks before they fix it. This train of thought is a bad idea.
HVAC systems in commercial buildings are accounting for more than 40 percent of total energy use. When you keep your systems running at peak efficiency, money is saved automatically. Maintaining your heating and air conditioning system is much more than controlling energy use. Proper Heating and cooling system maintenance can help a building remain "healthy" and maintain adequate indoor air quality. That means you and your employees will feel more comfortable and in turn perhaps even work better.
According to Energy Star, a division of the EPA, "Dirt and neglect are the # 1 causes of heating and cooling system failure." Most people would not dream of driving their car without performing regular oil changes and tune-ups, but they will go year after year without serving their heating and cooling systems. Trust me you are going to pay a lot less maintaining your equipment than having to buy a whole new system.
Your heating and cooling system, like your car, needs a tune-up to prevent breakdowns and unnecessary repairs. Your system requires a maintenance check-up twice a year, once in the fall before you use your heating system and once in the spring before you start your air conditioner. A maintenance check-up will also extend the life of your equipment, increase cost effectiveness, and insure safe operations of your equipment.
So what happens if you continue to leave it to chance or skimp on this necessity? How do you feel about spending money needlessly? If your heating and air conditioner unit is not maintained properly, it may be working too hard or inefficiently to deliver the comfort of a consistent air temperature.
I suggest having your heating and cooling system put on a yearly maintenance schedule in order to take the guess work out of it. It will pay for itself in lower repair costs, less aggravation, and best of all, efficient operation.