Fall is on its way!

Fall is on its way!

Fall is on its way!

Ideally, the ratio of spending for HVAC systems should be 70-percent preventive maintenance and 30-percent corrective maintenance.

A Case for Maintenance

Think of preventive HVAC maintenance in the same way as the preventive maintenance for your car: if you don’t change your engine oil and replace belts and filters, the engine will lock up and the vehicle wont operate. The same holds true, in a sense, for HVAC systems. If you spend $30 on a oil change in your car, you will save $3000 on a new engine, proper preventive maintenance for HVAC equipment will do the same thing.

Maintenance is not expensive compared to what you might need to spend if your system degrades (and ultimately fails).

If you have a piece of equipment that costs $10,000 to maintain and has a forecasted life of 10 years if properly maintained, you will spend only $20,000 from first cost to replacement cost at the 10 year mark, assuming it would cost $10,000 again to replace it at the end of its lifecycle. However, if you did not properly maintain the unit and it failed at the 5 year mark, you would need to spend $10,000 to replace it after 5 years and then replace the same unit again in another 5 years if you continued to not perform maintenance. Your total costs would be $30,000

Proper maintenance costs a lot less over the life of the equipment than to change out equipment on a more frequent basis. The word ‘preventive’ speaks for itself. It keeps things from happening.

Call us today for maintenance!

By | 2011-09-22T14:33:27+00:00 September 22nd, 2011|Current News|0 Comments

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