The High Cost of Neglecting HVAC Preventive Maintenance
Are you guilty of neglecting your HVAC system? Whatever your reasoning may be – you’re cutting costs, it’s inconvenient, etc. – overlooking preventive maintenance will cost you far more in the long run, no matter how you slice it.
Since HVAC accounts for two-thirds of all primary energy consumed in commercial buildings, lack of proper PM can have a considerable impact on utility costs. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, facilities that follow a comprehensive maintenance program will use 15% to 30% less energy than where systems are allowed to deteriorate, a very substantial savings.
Equipment failure is another consequence of PM neglect. On average, corrective repairs cost two to four times more than the output for a good preventive maintenance program. This doesn’t include the expense of downtime when neglected systems fail, not to mention the impact on, or loss of, clientele when an interruption in production affects their businesses.
Lack of preventive maintenance degrades indoor air quality, and poor IAQ has been shown to significantly impact employee comfort and productivity. According to the World Health Organization, 20-30% of building occupants will suffer from symptoms ranging from minor respiratory symptoms and headaches to serious medical conditions due to pollutants that are allowed to accumulate in a poorly maintained HVAC system.
PJM’s preventive maintenance program utilizes a comprehensive checklist. Our highly trained and experienced service technicians have extensive knowledge in HVAC, refrigeration, and controls systems, enabling us to easily diagnose and repair existing problems and recognize potential issues. Please call PJM at 609-921-1394 for all of your PM needs.
PJM Mechanical Contractors, Inc. is a multi-faceted mechanical contractor providing construction and installation, service and maintenance, and design/build services in a comprehensive range of mechanical disciplines that include HVAC, plumbing, controls, refrigeration, custom metal fabrication, piping, fire protection, and backflow preventer testing. PJM primarily serves clients in pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, healthcare, institutional, and other various commercial and industrial sectors.