Benefits of Regular Heating and Cooling System Maintenance

Technician inspecting an HVAC system.

As a Rhode Island or MA business owner, you may not think too much about your heating and cooling system maintenance or HVAC system maintenance. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Well, that is, until your heater decides to stop working in winter or your ice machine quits on you during a busy weekend at the restaurant. You can prevent premature failure, loss of productivity, downtime, and unnecessary repairs when you schedule regular maintenance of your heating and cooling systems.

Being on a maintenance plan with your trusted HVAC repair technician in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts means you don’t have to worry about remembering to pick up the phone and call them – or worse – wait till a breakdown or other issue occurs. Being proactive is wise in your line of work. On the other hand, being reactive will cost you time, money, hassle, and even your reputation.

In the blog post we discuss the benefits of regular electric, refrigeration, and heating and cooling system maintenance for your MA or RI business.

Top 5 reasons commercial heating and cooling system maintenance are essential to your Rhode Island or MA Business.

Technician performing Regular Heating and Cooling System Maintenance on a rooftop unit.

Some of the many advantages of planning routine preventative commercial HVAC maintenance services include:

 1. Regular commercial or industrial HVAC maintenance leads to a longer heating and cooling equipment life span, saving your business time and money

Your commercial HVAC system is a pretty big investment, which is why it’s important to keep it running efficiently as long as possible. Regular preventative maintenance not only keeps repairs at bay, it extends the service life of all your commercial equipment. During an inspection, technicians can identify and address minor issues now before they worsen and result in major problems and a hefty price tag.

Not only can you reduce the risks of sudden, expensive equipment breakdowns, you can save yourself the hassle and expense of having to replace equipment before you really need to.

2. Improved energy efficiency for your Rhode Island or Massachusetts-based business, which also means saving money

Energy efficiency is a top concern for any business, especially when you know it helps you reduce operational costs. Even if your equipment is relatively new and energy-efficient certified, it doesn’t help matters if you don’t regularly maintain it. Those newer models still require routine care to run smoothly or else they will lose efficiency over time.

That’s because your HVAC system has to work overtime to accommodate all the dirt and dust that has accumulated, as well as worn-out components. Thus, more energy is required to maintain temperature control. Regular maintenance reduces energy bills while protecting the planet with fewer carbon emissions.

3. Healthier indoor air quality for your employees and for better health overall

Poor indoor air quality may result in health issues among employees, which can lead to lower levels of productivity. Routine maintenance that includes cleaning and changing air filters can greatly improve your indoor air quality. They remove allergens, pollutants, and other airborne contaminants that can make people sick. A healthy working environment equates to a more profitable, productive, comfortable, happy one.

4. Avoid costly unexpected fixes and problems by maintaining your heating and cooling system

Sadly, many business owners see regular HVAC maintenance as an unnecessary expense, but there is no denying the long-term financial benefits. Savvy business owners know they can prevent expensive emergency repairs, productivity, and downtime by identifying and addressing issues early on.

On top of that, you’ll pay lower energy bills throughout the year, which can offset the cost of maintenance. Planned preventative HVAC maintenance is no longer an optional, nice-to-have service. It’s an essential part of your commitment to maintaining the health of your commercial equipment.

5. Safety for food, medications, and other products that require heating and cooling

When it comes to things like ice machines and refrigerators that are tasked with keeping food and medications cold, you can’t neglect regular maintenance because the health and safety of your patrons or patients is at risk. Maintain a healthy business by engaging in routine maintenance, especially of customer-facing equipment.

What HVAC equipment requires maintenance?

The type of heating and cooling equipment you will need tuned up will depend largely on what kind of facility you run. Here’s what is usually included in general maintenance for commercial and industrial heating and cooling systems or HVAC maintenance checks.

Technician performing Regular Heating and Cooling System Maintenance.

  •     Furnaces, boilers, heat pumps: Change filters, wash coils, add oil; check belts, motors, gas pressure
  •     Air conditioning systems: Change filters, clean condensers; check motors, compressors, and electrical components.
  •     Electrical systems and panels: Check fire alarms (annually for residential and quarterly for commercial)
  •     Refrigeration: Check refrigerant levels, electrical connections, wiring, condensers, motors, amperage, thermostats; clean condensers and ice machines.

*A side note on ice machines: Restaurants, bars, and any other business that serves beverages or requires ice for food and drink storage should engage in frequent ice machine cleaning. Not only is it safer for your customers, it reduces cleaning time for the next scheduled maintenance.

Schedule your commercial or industrial heating and cooling system maintenance appointment today

If you’re not already on one of our maintenance packages, now’s the time to schedule your maintenance appointment! We provide routine maintenance on HVAC systems in spring and fall. Schedule your Spring/Summer maintenance now when you contact us at 401-487-5770 or complete our online form.