HVac preventive maintenance is the process of regularly scheduled tasks designed to identify and repair issues with a property’s HVAC system before they become major problems. These tasks can include cleaning and replacing filters, lubricating moving parts, checking electrical connections, and testing for carbon monoxide leaks. This helps to ensure the smooth operation of the system, reduce energy waste, and improve indoor air quality. In addition, it can help to protect against sudden outages and expensive repair bills.
Hvac preventive maintenance is a valuable service for commercial and multifamily properties, as it helps to keep the energy bills regulated, saves money on costly repairs, extends the life of the system, increases overall efficiency, improves indoor air quality, keeps areas comfortable by distributing the air more evenly, and reduces costs by identifying when the system needs to be repaired or replaced. In many cases, HVAC preventive maintenance also complies with warranty guidelines and may even qualify a property for a discount on future repair or replacement costs.
Preventive maintenance includes the examining and repairing of the controls, safeties, motors, fans, pumps, ductwork, compressor, and refrigerant levels, among other components. It can also include the calibration and adjustment of sensors, ensuring optimal system performance. During maintenance, technicians will also inspect and clean the ductwork for clogs or leaks, which can cause problems with airflow and energy efficiency. In addition, they will ensure proper refrigerant level management to prevent energy waste and possible damage to the unit.