As a property manager, it is your duty to oversee your property’s components and keep everything up and running. With the HVAC system being one of the most important, its something that you must take seriously. Many property managers overlook proper maintenance of their heating and air components and this leads to expensive repairs. While breakdowns and repairs are inevitable, they can be prevented by having a preventive maintenance agreement with a commercial HVAC contractor. Below we will discuss which HVAC repairs are the most expensive.
1. Boiler Repair
a. Boiler repairs are among the costliest. Components of boilers are very expensive to replace. Not only are the actual repairs going to cost you, but additional heating costs to make up for the boiler not working properly will increase. Boiler maintenance services are significantly cheaper than repairs.
2. Chilled Water System Repairs
a. Cooling tower, chiller, and pump repair are easily the most expensive HVAC repairs. While these components are inexpensive way of providing cooling, repairing them is a high dollar task. For them to work efficiently, they must be regularly maintained. If they are neglected, they will not be able to serve your building effectively and then lead to repairs. The downtime that comes with repairs will pile on top of the cost of said repairs. Just like boiler maintenance, having chillers serviced on a schedule will be cheaper than waiting for them to breakdown.
3. Duct and Vent Repair
a. Clogged ducts and filters make your HVAC unit work harder than it needs to. This overexertion will lead your unit to breakdown and will cost you. Rather than neglecting your unit and waiting for a breakdown to happen, be proactive and maintain ducts, vents, and filters. Ducts should be inspected to make sure they are clean, and no pests have damaged them. Vents should be cleaned from debris, so air can flow freely through them. Filters should be cleaned and replaced so air quality isn’t affected. These tasks can be covered under a preventive maintenance agreement with a trusted commercial HVAC contractor.
Chances of needing any of these repairs are greatly reduced when you take initiative and get your HVAC system on a preventive maintenance program. Even an annual full inspection can make a difference. Instead of waiting for something to happen that is going to cost you and potentially exceed budget, talk to your higher ups about a preventive maintenance agreement and how it will save them money in the long run.