5 Common Commercial HVAC Mistakes That May Cost You Money!
The longevity of your commercial HVAC system depends on knowing when to replace the system as well as performing regular system maintenance throughout the year. Properly maintaining your HVAC system ensures that your commercial space is safe and productive. Also, keeping a consistent temperature year-round is important for productivity as well as your space’s equipment. But, you don’t need to spend a fortune in doing so. Keeping your repair costs down and lowering your HVAC’s energy consumption can save yourself valuable time and money. Prevent frequent commercial HVAC breakdowns by avoiding these 5 common commercial HVAC mistakes.
Failure to Properly Utilize Programmable Thermostats
One of the most common mistakes that building owners make is failing to utilize their programmable thermostats. Running your HVAC at the same temperature consistently 24/7 can cause your energy bills to spike up every month. By automating your thermostat to fit your needs, you will optimize heating and cooling at your commercial facility and save on your energy bill.
Failure to Change Air Filters Regularly
Air filters are one of the most important parts of your entire HVAC unit. Trapped dirt, dust and debris can build up in your system and cause overheating, potential system failures, and high energy costs. Routinely changing your air filter will maximum efficiency and prevent damage to the system.
Ignoring Needed Repairs
If it’s clear that something is wrong with your HVAC system, be sure to have a professional provide and inspection immediately. Ignoring repairs can cost you a significant amount in the long run. Not only will the system run inefficiently, but it can also cause further damage to the system.
Failure to Maintain the Unit
An unmaintained HVAC unit has the potential to cause an array of issues, such as premature equipment failure, increased energy and maintenance cost, poor indoor air quality and a shortened life span. A good preventive maintenance plan reduces unexpected downtime, eliminates loss of revenue and unplanned cost of repair. Properly maintaining the unit will ensure that it remains in good condition and maintains maximum efficiency.
Failure to Upgrade the Unit
Upgrading to a new HVAC unit can be intimidating due to the costs involved. However, you should never avoid upgrading your HVAC units if the system is on its last legs. Failing to replace your current HVAC unit to a more energy efficient one can cost you more in the long run that the one-time investment of an upgrade. This is because your older unit may be less energy efficient and have the potential for more breakdowns and repair costs.
Our experienced team of certified technicians are here to help you with your commercial HVAC needs, including replacements, system upgrade, maintenance, and repairs. At Big Fish, the performance of your unit is our top priority. Contact us today for more information on our commercial HVAC system maintenance plans. We’re available 24/7, call now at 512-653-1414!