Planning for Commercial HVAC Maintenance

Proper and regular HVAC maintenance may be an essential piece to your commercial building.  Planning for commercial HVAC maintenance starts with understanding your needs and finding the right service provider for your facility. 

According to this publication from the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Resources, on average, 30% of commercial energy used is wasted. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) maintenance can be an asset in increasing energy efficiency for your facility and may help you decrease energy waste and associated costs. 

Regular maintenance ensures that the HVAC system operates at its peak efficiency. This leads to consistent and comfortable indoor temperatures, proper humidity control, and improved air quality. When the system runs efficiently, it also consumes less energy, resulting in lower operating costs. Well-maintained HVAC systems use less energy to heat or cool the building. This translates to lower utility bills, reducing operational expenses for the commercial property owner. Efficient systems also have a smaller carbon footprint, contributing to environmental sustainability. Follow along as we explore why regular HVAC maintenance might benefit you. 

What is Commercial HVAC Preventive Maintenance?

Commercial HVAC Preventive maintenance can include a large scope of work that may include duct maintenance, filter and fluid checks/replacement, coil cleaning, energy usage readings and more. HVAC systems aim to provide buildings with quality indoor air that is healthy for occupants, and reduce the spread of diseases and viruses. Without proper HVAC preventative maintenance, the risk of malfunctions, diminished functionality and needed repairs or replacements may increase, which could end up decreasing the lifespan of your commercial HVAC systems and increasing your expenses. 

Determining what type of preventative maintenance your HVAC system needs may depend on what type of HVAC system you have in your facility, as there are many types such as geothermal, boilers, air conditioning and heating units just to name a few. If you’re looking to install an HVAC system, it may be helpful to research the differences in each system and connect with a provider who can build and design the appropriate system that fits your facilities needs. 

What is the Average Commercial HVAC Maintenance Cost?

Determining the average commercial HVAC maintenance cost can include a multitude of factors like facility size, number of units, what degree of maintenance is needed and any individual repair costs. HVAC maintenance may not necessarily be a one-size-fits-all approach, and your service provider may be able to tailor an estimate or quote based on your individual system and facility. In some cases, you may be able to contract a maintenance plan, as well as emergency response services for your HVAC system if there were to be a malfunction or repair needed. 

Selecting a Commercial HVAC Service

When selecting a commercial HVAC service, you may find it important to consider the following:

  • Does this provider have proper training, expertise and experience with the type of HVAC system(s) that need maintenance?
  • Do these providers’ systems, maintenance and service plans adhere to my local codes, laws and standards? 
  • Is this provider available to assist me if an emergency were to occur? 
  • And finally, will this provider take my budget and time allowances into consideration when making recommendations? 

Planning for commercial HVAC maintenance is an integral part of responsible facility management. As we’ve explored in this discussion, proper maintenance not only ensures the efficient operation of your HVAC system, providing consistent comfort and indoor air quality, but it also plays a crucial role in reducing energy waste and costs. By adhering to a regular maintenance schedule, you’re not only safeguarding your HVAC system’s longevity but also contributing to environmental sustainability through reduced energy consumption and a smaller carbon footprint.

Understanding the importance of commercial HVAC preventive maintenance is the first step, as it encompasses a range of tasks tailored to your specific system and facility needs. It’s a proactive approach that helps prevent malfunctions and costly repairs, ultimately saving you both time and money. When selecting a commercial HVAC service provider, it’s vital to consider their expertise, adherence to local regulations, availability for emergencies, and alignment with your budget and timeline.

At MMC we proudly serve Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin with mechanical services. We are proud to offer HVAC maintenance, retrofitting, emergency servicing, engineering & design servicing and more. We’re ready to connect with you! To get in touch with a member of the MMC team, submit this form or give us a call at: 952-941-7010