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Preventative Maintenance 2017-12-13T13:08:27+00:00


Your HVAC system affects each and every part of your building or home, but you might not realize just how important it is until it fails. A serious HVAC system issue can cause many aspects of business or your personal life to come to a screeching halt. Effective and timely preventative maintenance can help keep your HVAC system running efficiently, avoid surprise breakdowns, and identify equipment reaching the end of its operational life.

A well designed preventative maintenance plan ensures occupant comfort and reliable up-time, but also minimizes the high cost of emergency repairs and early  equipment replacement. Levco Mechanical Group’s comprehensive approach ensures smooth running operations that maximize the long-term value of your facility. You wouldn’t drive your car for years without changing the oil. The same logic holds true for your heating and cooling systems. Regular HVAC preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure trouble free operation and peak performance. Seasonal maintenance can help avoid a system failure in severe weather when you need it most, and it can also keep your heating and cooling systems operating at full efficiency to minimize utility expenses.

Investing in seasonal maintenance is a small cost compared to loss of business because of decreased production from uncomfortable employees or inconvenienced customers who take their business elsewhere.


What can you expect from your newly tuned-up HVAC system? Is the cost of maintenance really worth it? You should consider that some benefits of regular maintenance are immediate, while others prevent future problems from developing. Some of the most prominent benefits include:

Lower energy bills: Assuming that since your equipment is heating or cooling your business or home without any apparent problem, everything must be fine. Many times that is not the case. Have you taken a look at your energy bills lately? When you decide to neglect your system, it slowly loses its ability to keep your business or home comfortable at the same level of efficiency it once did. Just as a car tune-up delivers better gas mileage, your HVAC system consumes less fuel after receiving professional maintenance.

Fewer repairs: Many times small issues with your HVAC system when left unattended to can cause larger issues to occur. So what was at first only a strange noise or an odd odor, is now a much larger and expensive issue to correct. Regular preventative maintenance can nip small issues in the bud before they become larger and by preventing future repairs, annual maintenance pays for itself.

Lower chance of a catastrophic breakdown: Everyone wants an incident-free cooling and heating season. After all, it’s incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable when equipment breaks down on a sweltering summer afternoon or frigid winter night, right when you need your HVAC system the most. The odds of this happening when you schedule seasonal inspections are greatly diminished.

Longer equipment life: Whether it is your business or home, when you invest in expensive equipment you would like it to run efficiently and last as long as it can before you have to replace it.  Cooling towers, boilers, furnaces and other HVAC equipment function best when they’re regularly serviced and cleaned. One malfunctioning part can cause a domino effect which can cause larger parts of the system to break down. Regular maintenance can prevent this from happening and can add years to your equipment’s lifespan.

Safer equipment operation: A failing HVAC system does more than cost a lot of money to repair; it also can endanger your employees, customers, or family. For instance, if the furnace develops a crack in the heat exchanger, carbon monoxide gas can escape and poison the air you breathe. Also, electric HVAC systems can develop a short circuit, which is a serious fire hazard if ignored. Having a qualified technician taking care of your equipment is essential to your equipment running safely.

Check out a Sample Commercial Seasonal Maintenance Plan.