It’s sometimes easy to forget the important role that your commercial air conditioning system plays in the day-to-day operation of your business. Depending on your settings, any failures can affect client and employee comfort and productivity. As with all technology involving moving parts, complex management systems, and constant run times, a preventative maintenance program for your commercial air conditioner has many advantages and benefits. As they say, prevention is better than cure and this could not be any truer in this circumstance. Below we outline the major benefits of engaging in a regular preventative maintenance schedule for your commercial system.
First and foremost, engaging in a preventative maintenance program for your commercial system is significantly cost beneficial to you and your business. A well-maintained system is less likely to break down, causing less periods of unscheduled downtime. A simple, avoidable problem caused by lack of maintenance in one area of your system can place greater strain on other critical areas. This may lead to further faults in the system, longer downtime, and larger repair bills. A regular and preventative maintenance program conducted by a licenced air conditioning technician mitigates the risk of this occurring. The outlay cost for the maintenance program significantly outweighs the potential outlay cost should your system break down avoidably.
Perhaps more currently relevant, skyrocketing power prices in Australia are putting the squeeze on many businesses. Preventative maintenance helps to ensure that your installation is running at maximum efficiency, limiting any negative any impact on your bottom line when your power bill arrives.
With the world moving towards a more co-ordinated approach for reducing emissions that contribute to climate change, a carefully executed preventative maintenance program for your commercial air conditioning system can limit harmful or wasteful emissions by ensuring your system’s efficiency. Optimisation and monitoring can lead to decreases in emissions of up to 10%, so apart from being a responsible course of action, you will be helping to tackle the problems caused by national and local emission levels.
You can also consider your building’s immediate environment and the impact that it has on the overall environment. A well-maintained commercial air conditioning system helps to stabilise or even improve your indoor air quality. By regulating or eliminating the spread of allergens, your air conditioning system can bring comfort to those with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory illnesses. This supports your employees, potentially reducing the amount of sick leave required by individuals and overall, improving productivity in the workplace.
Staying compliant with warranty and insurance claims
Unfortunately, even with a preventative maintenance program things can go wrong. Your system or newer parts of it may be under warranty. Maybe your system is covered by your building’s insurance plan. By performing and recording regular preventative maintenance, you are likely to be complying with warranty conditions or proving to your insurer that all reasonable steps have been taken to prevent fault, limiting the impact on your budget.
Potential for increased lifespan of the system
A commercial air conditioning setup is a significant investment for your business. Preventative maintenance helps increase the lifespan of your installation. With the correct care, it is fair to assume a lifespan of fifteen to twenty years for your equipment. Poorly serviced or neglected set-ups may need replacing every five to seven years, leaving your property in need of expensive and avoidable re-investment. When weighing up maintenance costs against those for replacement, there is a clear financial benefit in favour of maintenance.
Regular checks and maintenance of your commercial air conditioning system can help prevent dangerous faults like carbon monoxide leaks, water damage or refrigerant poisoning. A maintenance program can give you the peace of mind that your tenants, clients, or employees are never put in harm’s way. By performing preventative maintenance, you improve the overall safety within your workplace, mitigating risk of accident or injury.
Coles Air Conditioning and Refrigeration can help with all your commercial air conditioning service requirements
The team at Coles Refrigeration and Air Conditioning are standing by to help you with all your commercial air conditioning installation, service and repair requirements. Servicing the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Cessnock and Central Coast areas, their experienced and qualified professionals can unlock all of the benefits of preventative maintenance for your business. You can book a free quote or book an inspection or service of your facility on 02 4957 2201. For after hours emergency service requirements use the same number. Alternately, fill out the contact form and a representative will call to discuss your needs.