We don’t care if we sound like a broken record when it comes to the absolute necessity of HVAC maintenance. At Tri-Tech Energy, our team is comprised of experts on the subject after more than thirty-five years in the industry. Our focus is commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), and we have performed maintenance on nearly every type of system for a range of clients, including retail stores, hotels and resorts, office complexes, factories, and warehouses. That being said, we know the stark differences between an HVAC system that’s properly maintained and one that is not. More importantly, we’ve seen the negative impacts of a neglected HVAC system and we’ll discuss why you should never let that be the case for your own commercial building. 

HVAC Maintenance Boosts Energy Efficiency 

Energy is an ever-increasing operational cost for companies, and always will be. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) highlights that 32% of the energy used in all commercial buildings was for space heating, based on the 2018 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey, reflecting the latest available information. Space heating was by far the highest source of energy use. Ventilation came in at 11% and cooling at 10% of total energy consumption. 

These statistics clearly indicate the fundamental drive to improve HVAC energy efficiency. A rarely maintained HVAC system filled with worn-out components, clogged filters and dust, works unnecessarily hard, increasing energy consumption unnecessarily. Bottom line, regular HVAC maintenance ensures a company’s energy bill does not erode the company’s profits.   

Prolonged HVAC System Lifespan  

The average commercial HVAC system lifespan is 15 to 20 years – only if you keep up with the suggested maintenance. Wear and tear is a natural part of any system. Year-round maintenance performed by a professional company ensures potential problems are attended to before they become costly, thus extending the system’s life expectancy. 

Did you know the quality of an HVAC system’s initial installation also impacts its lifespan? It becomes less efficient when it’s not properly installed, placed in the correct location, and has the wrong ductwork. Tri-Tech is not only an experienced NJ commercial HVAC and ductwork installer, but we also have an in-house fabrication shop for custom ductwork.

Enhanced Indoor Air Quality and Health of Building Occupants  

The average person spends a lot of time indoors, whether at the office, in a hotel, or grabbing a bite to eat at a restaurant. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), people are exposed to two to five times higher concentrations of pollutants indoors than they typically are outdoors. 

Several factors influence indoor air quality (IAQ), including the increased use of synthetic building materials, furnishings, personal care products, cleaning materials, and pesticides. The health effects of regular exposure to indoor air pollutants can be headaches, dizziness, fatigue, irritation of the eyes, and respiratory diseases.  

When regular HVAC maintenance includes changing the system’s air filters, as per the manufacturer’s instructions, it reduces these negative effects. Air filters trap the dust and pollen that could cause respiratory problems, enhancing the building’s IAQ – which in turn improves the health of everyone inside.     

Consistent Comfort Across Seasons  

Is there anything worse than shopping in the summer and the air conditioner is not working? Or going into the office after a snowfall, and the building is freezing? Companies should not wait to perform seasonal HVAC maintenance, but rather achieve consistent comfort throughout the year with a regular maintenance schedule. 

Service providers check thermostat settings to ensure they are accurate and test the refrigerant levels of air conditioning units. They also inspect all the drains and filters. A well-maintained system provides balanced humidity levels, adequate ventilation, including fresh air, and consistent temperature control to create an environment that puts well-being at the forefront.  

Cost-Effective Preventive Measures for your Commercial HVAC Systems

Regular maintenance is the most cost-effective preventative measure to protect your building’s HVAC systems and your company’s profits. Your employees will be more productive, and consumers will buy more because they feel comfortable in your space. You get more long-term value from the HVAC due to its longevity and save on energy costs. 

Tri-Tech works with commercial HVAC installations of all sizes, from small individual systems to very large rooftop units. Our clients appreciate the long-term savings they receive when we design, select, and install modern high-efficiency heating and cooling systems with advanced energy control systems. The HVAC techs at Tri-Tech Energy are available day and night to attend to your hotel or factory’s HVAC service needs. Contact us today or visit our website to learn more about routine maintenance and the other mechanical services we offer commercial clients in New Jersey: https://www.tritechenergy.com/