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Dissatisfaction with their air conditioning consistently ranks as one of the top complaints of commercial building tenants and in today’s ever-changing business climate, relocations and build-outs are daily occurrences. An improperly operating HVAC system will result in tenant discomfort, lack of productivity, loss of revenue and increased vacancies. Don’t compromise when it comes to the comfort of your employee’s or buildings’ occupants.
HVAC equipment is a vital part of your facility’s indoor air quality and one of the highest utility expenses, yet it is often taken for granted. Much like a vehicle, your HVAC equipment requires regular maintenance to provide maximum comfort, efficiency and reliability; neglect can not only result in costly breakdowns and downtime, it may also cause health issues and absenteeism. But by utilizing a FourSeasons’ maintenance program, you can enjoy these benefits for an affordable annual or monthly fee while having your system checked regularly; this enables us to keep your equipment operating as efficiently as possible, saving money and utilities month after month.
Even the simplest HVAC systems require regular checks to sustain top performance; keep in mind that your building occupants and employees depend on the heating and cooling system to maintain comfortable temperatures and healthy indoor air. The value of regular preventive maintenance is well known and documented; a thorough maintenance program for your HVAC systems will reduce expensive downtime, save you money in unnecessary repairs and enhance the ongoing cost efficiency of your system.
But do you have a dedicated HVAC service manager and specialized in-house maintenance personnel? Do you maintain an extensive database of your equipment information, including maintenance and service records? Or do you stock tools, supplies and replacement parts to deal with a HVAC system failure? Service and maintenance of HVAC equipment is a job for skilled technicians and in many cases requires specialized tools and equipment, these are additional expenses that most company budgets find difficult to accommodate; a PM agreement from FourSeasons, Inc will help you to avoid the extra expenditure and stress. Four Seasons, Inc can work with your staff to provide a maintenance program that is tailored to meet your needs and your budget. We can even produce a maintenance schedule for each piece of equipment to insure that the work is carried out on a timely basis, either by our service technicians or by your staff. This enables us to become thoroughly involved with your equipment, so we can spot smaller glitches before they become major issues. Our HVAC maintenance program provides you with the assurance that comes from having qualified specialists dedicated to your equipment and facility.
The cliché “out of sight, out of mind” is often the reason for neglected maintenance on HVAC systems. HVAC equipment is usually installed where it can’t be seen, such as in a basement or closet, on rooftops, or in mechanical rooms, making them easy to ignore. As a result, these systems are simply taken for granted, until they fail. Decreased efficiency, higher utility costs, discomfort, loss of productivity, premature equipment replacement, and substantial repair costs are the result. Getting your HVAC system checked and serviced regularly is just as important as changing the oil in your car every 3,000 miles!
HVAC systems are a major part of your monthly expenses and most likely the single largest use of energy in your facility; in fact, over one third of the energy used in the United States is used to heat and cool buildings. A properly maintained HVAC system can operate much more efficiently that a dirty or neglected system and in fact, regular maintenance has been proven to lower energy consumption up to 30%. With gas and utility rates on the rise, this is more important than ever before. According to the Consortium for Energy Efficiency(CEE), up to 50% more energy could be saved with proper installation, sizing, and maintenance of commercial central air conditioning and heat pumps. And tests performed by the EPA exhibited that as little as 1/10th of a centimeter of dirt or dust on a coil could reduce efficiency of the system by as much as 21%.
HVAC equipment has a way of breaking down when the weather is at its worst-on the coldest day of a frigid winter or during a sizzling summer heat wave; times when your equipment must work the hardest and when you need it the most. Regular maintenance and service checks will help to maximize the life expectancy of your system. These regular system checks also enable us to catch problems such as loose or burnt wiring, refrigerant or oil leaks and bad bearings before they lead to a serious problem or catastrophic failure. In addition, your HVAC system(s) will last much longer if they are properly maintained. Dirty coils reduce efficiency, costing you significantly more money on your utility bills while making your HVAC equipment to work harder, causing parts to wear out faster and shorten the life expectancy of your system.