Is your HVAC unit ready for summer temperatures?

Posted on May 20, 2020 •

It’s heating up! Are you unknowingly paying more on your electric bills due to hidden HVAC issues?

If you’re like us, you might be ready for those long summer days, but not the high electric bills that come with it. Did you know that heating and cooling costs account for 40% of commercial-building energy costs?

Don’t worry! There are lots of opportunities to keep costs down. We can help you ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck this summer, while staying cool!

Commercial heating and cooling units keep us cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The same way we expect our lights to turn on with the flip of a switch, we depend on our HVAC units to operate year-round – most likely giving little thought to the infrastructure supporting these systems. While it’s easy to keep your HVAC unit out of sight, out of mind, it’s important to ensure they are receiving proper maintenance. When’s the last time you thought about your HVAC unit?

Where to Start?

Don’t let your employees suffer in a hot office for days on end, schedule a consultation today to ensure your HVAC unit is ready to take on the hot summer days ahead.

Here are a few things that go into a spring preventative maintenance appointment:

  • Replace air filters
  • Check for refrigerant leaks
  • Inspect belts, contactors, thermostats, electrical wiring, and connections
  • Check and clean outside-air intake filters, condensate lines, condenser coils, and evaporator coils

Don’t just stop at your HVAC unit, download this checklist for a comprehensive look at the steps you should take every spring to service and maintain your commercial building.

Why You Need to Service Your HVAC Unit

Mitigate Loss 

Servicing your HVAC unit helps to mitigate unplanned capital expenditures while meeting budgetary constraints and avoiding capital calls. Cracks in HVAC cabinets cause cool air to leak which can account for up to $100 per year in energy losses. As the size of the building and number of HVAC units increases, so does the cost. This large cost is completely preventable through regular maintenance inspections.

In fact, routine maintenance of your commercial HVAC unit can cut your energy costs by up to 40%, depending on the type of equipment you are operating. More alarming is how much it could be costing you to not implement an HVAC maintenance program. Not keeping up with regular HVAC maintenance can significantly increase energy use on a commercial building.

Historically, Mark III has seen that emergency RTU replacements can cost 1.5 to 2 times more than a scheduled replacement. Mark III Service can help you avoid these inflated prices by providing a full building analysis for each of your units including a schedule which maps out what units you will want to replace in the next year and beyond. This allows you to budget for the expense instead of being hit with a $10K -20K replacement when you’re not ready for it.

Minimize Effects of Seasonal Allergies

The change in season brings both allergies and the need for running your cooling units. Avoid allergy-induced runny noses and red eyes by having clean filters in your HVAC units.

Safer Equipment Operation

Maintaining your commercial HVAC unit goes further than saving you money. A crack in your heat exchanger could result in a carbon monoxide leak and a short circuit is a major fire hazard. Ensure your peace of mind that your employees are operating within a safe working environment by scheduling regular maintenance appointments.

Here’s Why You Should Upgrade

Newer HVAC units equate to more efficient HVAC units. Less money towards energy costs means a higher net operating income (NOI). Higher NOI’s mean higher property values.

Think of your future self and pocketbook, schedule your HVAC maintenance today!

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