Your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems play a huge role in the overall comfort of your building. Get it wrong or leave maintenance too long and your staff will suffer, air quality will fall and production will drop.
What is HVAC?
Your HVAC system is designed to keep the air in your building clean and comfortable and at the right temperature. It includes your heating and air conditioning units and all applicable parts and ducts that move air through your facility. Regular HVAC service ensures this system is in good repair and protects you from unwanted costs and issues.
Why is HVAC Maintenance so Important?
A well-maintained HVAC unit can operate in peak condition, saving you money and ensuring your tenants and occupants are comfortable. HVAC maintenance helps ensure that the air that is inhaled within the set area (office, warehouse, living areas) is free of airborne toxins. HVAC maintenance can identify toxins (in some cases, legionella) and other safety issues before breathing difficulties can occur. HVAC control and maintenance is a significant part of facilities management, since these essential functions not only keep the building comfortable, they impact your energy bills as well.
Taking care of your heating and air conditioning systems also prolongs the life of your unit, gaining it’s maximum potential, rather than paying for expensive repairs or even replacement. The better your system is cared for, the longer it will last; even simple residential HVAC replacements can cost thousands of dollars, so maintenance helps you extend the life of your unit and save. Commercial air conditioner repair can get expensive very quickly, no matter what types of air conditioning your facility uses.
Regular preventative maintenance can help improve the efficiency of your air conditioning unit and save money on your electricity bill. Preventative maintenance can also detect other issues such as a water leak in the system that could cause damage to the AC unit or to the building structure.
As a building owner, you are also required to comply with specific regulations and guidelines covering HVAC use and operation. To ensure your business is fully compliant with WHS Legislation, your HVAC appliances must be tested in accordance with set intervals
What to Expect from Expert HVAC Maintenance Services
HVAC maintenance and upkeep are an important part of the job for any facilities manager. Our facilities management company makes HVAC a priority -- not just when something goes wrong, but with a comprehensive preventative maintenance program. Our commitment to you extends to your systems and you can expect expert attention to detail and regular inspections. Our process is simple and straightforward. A Qualified HVAC Technician attends site and firstly undertakes a visual inspection of the equipment, and then, depending on the unit, any or all of the following steps are taken:
- Check for correct amount of refrigerant
- Test for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector
- Capture any refrigerant that must be evacuated from the system, instead of illegally releasing it to the atmosphere
- Check for and seal duct leakage in central systems
- Measure airflow through the evaporator coil
- Verify the correct electric control sequence and make sure that the heating system and cooling system cannot operate simultaneously
- Inspect electric terminals, clean and tighten connections, and apply a non-conductive coating if necessary
- Oil motors and check belts for tightness and wear
- Check the accuracy of the thermostat.
- Once all testing is complete, a report is compiled and presented to the client.
- BBM are also available to help explain any questions you may have.
Testing Intervals: How Often Should HVAC Equipment be Tested?
The type of equipment determines whether the equipment requires Statutory maintenance or just Routine maintenance and how often it is to be tested.
Choose BBM for your HVAC Needs
At BBM we ensure that our HVAC Technicians are up to date with the latest safety standards. With our indepth knowledge and commitment to service you can be sure that your business remains compliant. Our clients also enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing they are providing a safe environment for everyone in the workplace. In addition to ensuring your HVAC systems are always ready for duty and operating in peak condition, we also provide all relevant Service Dockets in a paperless format for you to keep on record in case you are ever audited. These details are stored in within our CMMS so you can easily access them.
BBM Offers a Comprehensive Lineup of Services
Our unique and comprehensive approach to HVAC and systems management ensures your facility is always in peak operating condition. We offer a wide range of services for building owners, including:
- Workplace Safety Audits
- Inspection and testing
- Repair and replacement/upgrade of faulty equipment
- Supply and install new devices
- Planned preventative maintenance programs
You can take advantage of BBM’s Planned Preventative Maintenance Programs and have our service team handle your every need. We provide a transparent schedule of rates so there are no hidden costs and in partnering with BBM, you can ensure you meet your safety obligations.
Join our program and let BBM handle the stress of ensuring your workplace remains up to date and compliant.