For facilities and maintenance managers, love isn’t a four-letter word. It’s a four-letter acronym: HVAC. You wake up thinking about it, find yourself checking it out a tad too much, and scheduling your life around it. It’s not really a healthy relationship, so we decided to lend you a hand with this HVAC preventive maintenance checklist.
Let’s start this brief therapy session with the facts. HVAC means heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. It keeps you warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and keeps viruses at bay. Obviously, you can’t ignore the appeal. But it’s high-maintenance, and it’s becoming too codependent.
As licensed maintenance geeks moonlighting as your online therapist, we highly recommend you try to spend more time apart. And that means building a suitable preventive maintenance plan for your HVAC equipment. If you provide timely maintenance with scheduled work orders, we’re sure you won’t spend your life running after it.
Why does HVAC preventive maintenance matter?
We’ve already established you can’t live without HVAC, and that’s a good enough reason to worry about it. But it’s not the only one! Apart from comfort, HVAC systems are also essential to improve energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and avoid public health issues like COVID-19 or Legionella. The latter is one of the most serious problems arising from lack of HVAC upkeep, but completely avoidable with proper maintenance.
Preventive maintenance is the best alternative you’ll find to ensure reliability. There will be fewer failures, lower energy bills, fewer repairs and reactive maintenance, and equipment will last longer, improving return on investment. You can schedule work orders automatically on your software, and use checklists to ensure nothing is forgotten.
HVAC Preventive Maintenance Checklist
With our comprehensive HVAC preventive maintenance checklist, you’ll get:
- a list of preventive maintenance tasks for air handling units (AHU), fan coil units (FCU), extraction and insufflation fans, exhaust hoods, diffusers, air curtains, cooling towers, condensers, and humidifiers to build a thorough HVAC preventive maintenance plan;
- a recommendation regarding maintenance intervals to help with scheduling;
- extra tips to avoid spreading COVID-19 through your HVAC system.
While it’s a priority, it doesn’t have to be all-consuming. Download our HVAC Preventive Maintenance checklist now.