Learn how regular HVAC maintenance can reduce your costs, increase productivity and ensure you maintain ideal air quality for your staff and customers.
HVAC systems are important for regulating the indoor air quality of your office, commercial or industrial space. A healthy and well-operating HVAC system won’t only keep the inside of your building at a comfortable temperature, but will consistently circulate the air to keep it clean and absent of harmful pollutants and microorganisms. This is why you’ll want the HVAC experts at Air-rite to undertake regular maintenance works on your workplace’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.
Air-rite’s HVAC maintenance will not only ensure that you are complying with all the relevant workplace health and safety standards, but will increase productivity amongst your workers, lower energy and repairs costs, and keep everyone safe from the effects of dangerous airborne diseases.
Why You Need to Maintain Your HVAC System
The difference between a HVAC system that is regularly maintained and one that isn’t can have dramatic effects on a workplace or commercial premises. Both the financial and time cost factor of a poorly-operating or damaged HVAC system can be enormous. For one, a HVAC that has dirty filters or damaged coils will be less energy efficient, resulting in a higher energy bill. And the price of having to completely repair or replace a HVAC system that hasn’t been well maintained is always going to exceed that of having professional technicians conduct regular inspections.
The human cost of not maintaining your HVAC system is even greater. People are susceptible to developing symptoms such as dizziness and respiratory difficulty when the indoor air is of a poor quality. This will result in less foot traffic from visitors and less productivity for workers. These negative health effects are heightened if a person has an underlying chronic condition such as asthma, or if workers have long-term exposure to the pollutants and microbial hazards that occur in under-maintained HVAC systems.
Bacteria such as legionella can form in HVAC systems connected to water cooling towers. If a person is exposed to this bacterium, they can develop a severe form of pneumonia known as legionnaires’ disease which can be fatal if untreated. Other contaminants can include mould, mildew, and other bacteria, which may be the cause of long-term health conditions such as respiratory diseases and cancer. Look after yourself and your workers by having a HVAC expert regularly maintain your commercial air conditioning system.
The Benefits of Regular HVAC Maintenance
HVAC maintenance and inspections should take place on a monthly basis for large commercial systems. This is in accordance with the Australian and New Zealand standard AS/NZ 3666.2:2011 – “Air-handling and water systems of buildings – Microbial control”. Furthermore, in Queensland, employers, managers and officers have responsibilities under the “Managing the work environment and facilities Code of Practise” to provide comfortable and safe air ventilation through regularly servicing their workplace’s air-conditioning and HVAC systems. Failure to comply can result in fines, lawsuits from affected employees, and closure of business.
Booking in recurring maintenance appointments every month will give you the flexibility to schedule the work to occur at a convenient time that works for you and your staff. By contrast, if your HVAC system breaks unexpectedly due to a lack of maintenance and you need to book emergency repairs, then you may lose the luxury of scheduling a time that suits you. Save yourself the risk of facing major disruptions to your workplace by having your HVAC system consistently serviced by trained and qualified experts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Air-rite Mechanical are your HVAC maintenance experts. We are here to answer any of your questions regarding the maintenance process to help you understand the importance of regularly scheduled HVAC servicing.
What is done during HVAC Maintenance?
Our HVAC technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your system, checking a variety of components to ensure they are clean and operational. These include:
- Outdoor air intake and exhaust
- Air filters
- Evaporative air-cooling equipment
- Ducts & ductwork
- Drainage system
- And more
When necessary, our team will clean or replace certain parts if they are deemed no longer effective in their current state.
What maintenance does HVAC need?
Like any other piece of machinery, commercial HVAC systems need to be looked after in order to stay operational and increase their lifespan. In order to achieve this, maintenance crews need to perform a series of tasks. These include cleaning or replacing the air filters to increase air flow, cleaning the coils so that the temperature regulation can remain consistent, and lubricating any gears and belts that are experiencing friction.
How often should HVAC be serviced?
Commercial HVAC systems should receive monthly maintenance inspections. The evaporative air-cooling equipment should be inspected every three months, while the ductwork should be cleaned annually.
Air-rite are South East Queensland’s HVAC Maintenance Experts
Air-rite Mechanical offers quality maintenance services for commercial and industrial businesses throughout South East Queensland. If you are looking for a HVAC contractor who is fully licensed and comes equipped with the qualifications, skills and equipment needed to complete any maintenance job to a high standard, then look no further than Air-rite.
If you need your HVAC system serviced, then reach out to us today on 07 3274 2199.