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The Value of Professional HVAC System Inspections: Identifying Issues Before They Become Problems

Preventative maintenance is not always top of mind. When we feel comfortable in our buildings, why would we think to question the performance of our HVAC equipment?

Well, if you’re a building owner, the most glaring answer is your bottom line. Repairing or replacing severely damaged HVAC equipment can be costly, and energy bills rise when your system has to work too hard to cool your space.

Routine inspections are key for identifying the little things that don’t cause a total breakdown or lead to noisy systems – such as dust accumulation, spent filters, waning lubrication on fan motor blades, or dirty coils – before they grow to catastrophic levels.

Another perk of routine inspection is keeping tabs on Indoor Air Quality. Your HVAC system works hard to ventilate your space and filter out dust, allergens, pollutants, and viruses – and a lack of maintenance makes that work even harder.

Regularly maintained HVAC systems with clean filters and drainage lines, and proper ventilation, are more conducive to an admirable IAQ and the health and wellness of building occupants.

Your system may also last longer if it is well-maintained by an experienced HVAC technician. For example, cooling towers can last upwards of 20 years if they are properly maintained, fans and pumps can last up to 25 years, and boilers up to 30. HVAC systems are a large investment and provide a critical service to your building, having to replace yours would be costly and put a damper on operations, especially compared to a small-scale repair.

Knowing your HVAC system is in the experienced hands of an HVAC service technician is invaluable. When record-high temperatures or extreme weather events come to town, there is comfort in knowing your system is equipped to maintain regularity inside your facility.

It can be tempting to trust your system is in perfect shape if it is functioning properly. But wear and tear don’t discriminate, and erring on the side of caution will be the most cost-effective choice in the long run. An HVAC service professional can provide the expertise and thoroughness you need to keep your equipment running efficiently for a long time.

Check the recommendations from your equipment manufacturer to determine the ideal inspection and maintenance schedule for your HVAC system. As a commercial HVAC service provider, Hoffman Mechanical Solutions is here to help you keep your system in good shape. Contact us today to schedule routine maintenance!

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