Preventative maintenance and routine service of climate-control systems and HVAC equipment is an important responsibility, and it is one that commercial property owners would do well to take seriously. Systems that have been properly maintained can provide years of dependable and issue-free performance while those that have been neglected can lead to a series of costly problems. From lowering utility costs to improving indoor air quality, professional HVAC maintenance and the routine servicing of all its associated equipment is both financially beneficial and time-saving.
Even something as mundane as a dirty air filter can impair the overall efficiency of a climate control system. More serious breakdowns and mechanical issues could lead to problems throughout the system that will require more extensive repairs. Routine inspection and assessment of all major components as well as performing seasonal or annual maintenance on A/C units, heaters and other commercial-grade HVAC equipment can go a long way towards minimizing operational costs as well as helping to ensure that repair-related costs are less likely to get out of hand.
While breakdowns and mechanical failures may be little more than an inconvenience for residential owners, being unable to maintain a comfortable atmosphere and environment can be nothing short of a disaster for businesses. Commercial property owners would be wise to do all that they can to minimize the risk of equipment failure, especially for businesses that may require a climate-controlled environment for key aspects of their operations or workflow. Even a temporary disruption in service could lead to a loss of production. Preventative maintenance can often be arranged for a fraction of the costs that may be incurred should the system suffer from a mechanical failure.
The warranty and protection plans that equipment manufacturers offer may be voided in the event that owners fail to arrange for maintenance or service to be performed at set intervals. Complying with all the requirements of a warranty protection plan can spare equipment owners from having to cover the full cost of repairs, replacements and upgrades. Voiding the warranty on their appliances and other HVAC equipment is a mistake that could end up costing commercial property owners much more than they might imagine.
Even the best quality HVAC equipment may wear out or fail due to extended use or advanced age, but regular service helps to ensure that all major parts and components that make up the system are able to last as long as possible. Experienced professionals who have the tools, training and expertise needed to identify and address any potential issues that might otherwise escape notice can be a key asset when it comes to extending the operational service life of all equipment. Sporadic maintenance, ineffective repairs and service providers who may not be up to the job are all liabilities that may leave equipment owners with no other choice but to make a costly and premature replacement in the event that they system begins to fail.
When it comes to older commercial properties and climate-control systems that may already be overdue for service, calling in the professionals can make a world of difference. Being able to find and resolve any issues that may be negatively impacting the system helps to ensure that owners are able to enjoy dependable operation for less overall cost.
You rely on your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning or HVAC system to keep you comfortable year-round, so keeping it operating at peak condition is important. A well-maintained HVAC unit performs better and more reliably, with less down time. Routine maintenance service helps spot and prevent problems early, before they become larger and more expensive. That’s why having a regular HVAC maintenance agreement helps you save money in the long run!
Consider an HVAC maintenance agreement from Precision Temperature to help ensure that your HVAC system will work when you need it and function efficiently. Regular maintenance on a schedule will help to prolong the life of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system, protecting your investment and making sure you get the most use for your money. Rather than trying to remember what service your HVAC system needs and when over its 10 to 20 year lifespan, rely on Precision Temperature’s expert technicians to take care of all regular maintenance.
Keeping your HVAC system running in top performance is important. With regular service, we are able to pinpoint trouble spots and help keep your family comfortable and your HVAC system running efficiently. Contact us today at (619) 588-5321 to find out more about a maintenance agreement with Precision Temperature.
People are spending more time than ever indoors. The quality of the indoor air you breathe is therefore extremely important to your health. Poor air quality can contribute to health problems including asthma and other respiratory diseases, heart disease, and even some cancers. Just short-term exposure can lead to immediate effects such as eye, nose, and throat irritation, dizziness, headaches, and fatigue.
But what causes indoor air pollution, and how can you reduce it in your home or office? Below we discuss some common sources of indoor air pollution and three ways you can improve indoor air quality.
Indoor air pollution can come from a multitude of sources. These can include: outdoor air pollution that is brought indoors; radon; household cleaning and maintenance products; fuel-burning appliances; building materials; home furnishings; personal care products; moisture; tobacco products; and central heating and cooling systems.
Which of these indoor air pollution sources are most and least important to your health depend on how much pollution each source contributes and how harmful each pollutant is, as well as the frequency of pollutant emission.
There are three main strategies to help improve indoor air quality:
Preventing indoor air pollution in the first place or reducing the levels of pollutant emissions is often the most effective, cheapest way to improve indoor air quality. This can be done by eliminating the pollutant source, such as tobacco products; physically enclosing the source, such as those containing asbestos; or maintaining and adjusting the source to reduce emissions, such as in the case of gas stoves.
Pollutants can accumulate to unsafe levels if too little fresh air enters indoors from outside. While reducing the amount of air that leaks into and out of your home can help lower heating and cooling costs, a controlled means of ventilation is then needed to prevent high levels of indoor air pollution.
Most heating and cooling systems do not bring fresh air into the building. Natural ventilation via opening doors or windows or mechanical ventilation involving fans and outdoor air intakes helps remove indoor airborne pollutants, improving indoor air quality.
Air scrubbers are mechanical systems that remove particles from the air. They may use physical filters or UV lights, or even a combination of the two. How effective an air scrubber is at removing indoor air pollutants depends on how efficiently it removes pollutants from the air, how much air it draws in, and the strength of the pollutant source. While not all indoor air pollutants can be combated using an air scrubber, air scrubbers can help improve indoor air quality.
Without proper attention to indoor air quality, the air you likely spend much of your day breathing in might be creating serious health problems. Take action by controlling the source of indoor pollutants, increasing ventilation, and investing in an air scrubber. Precision Temperature’s knowledgeable technicians can answer any questions you have about improving indoor air quality in your San Diego home. Give us a call today at (619) 588-5321!
Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is a big investment and you have every right to expect it to do its work and last for decades, particularly with proper care and maintenance. Even so, your HVAC system will eventually reach the end of its productive lifetime and a replacement will be the right choice for your comfort and your wallet. These warning signs can signal that your HVAC system is failing and may need replacement:
Regular maintenance is a must for the efficient and continued operation of your HVAC system and small occasional repairs should be expected over the course of your heating and cooling system’s life. An increased frequency in problems or repairs could indicate it is time to consider a replacement, however; even minor repairs add up when repeated over time, eventually making replacing your system the economical choice. If you’ve noticed an increase in the frequency of your system’s need for repair or are faced with a major problem requiring costly repairs that are more than half the cost of a new HVAC system, replacement may be the smarter long-term choice.
Ordinary wear and tear throughout your heating and air conditioning system’s life eventually lower the equipment’s efficiency and effectiveness, even with regular maintenance. Older HVAC systems have to work harder for longer to provide the same level of comfort they once did, leading to higher energy bills. If you notice your energy costs are rising, it may be time for an upgrade to a newer, more efficient HVAC system.
Sometimes the best indicator that you need a new heating and cooling system is simply the age of your system. Depending on use and maintenance, most HVAC systems only last about 10 to 20 years. If yours is over 15 years old, it is probably time to start thinking about replacement to make sure you aren’t caught unaware and left without air conditioning on a hot San Diego day!
The best way to keep your HVAC system going longer is keeping it properly maintained with regular maintenance performed by a trained professional. Consider an HVAC maintenance agreement from Precision Temperature. Maintenance on schedule means you get peace of mind that you’re doing the right thing to extend the longevity of your HVAC investment. If you notice any of the 3 above warning signs that your system is failing, our expert technicians can help you determine if repair or replacement is the right choice for you. If your heating and cooling system needs to be replaced, we will work with you to find the best system for your needs. Call us today at 619.588.5321
San Diego is known for its mild climate, but our winter nights get chilly! There are many reasons that maintaining and checking the condition of your facility’s heating system is important. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, heating accounts for over 30% of energy consumption in most commercial buildings, so efficient furnace functioning directly affects your bottom line. Ensuring that your commercial property’s furnace is well-maintained and in working order keeps everyone comfortable and happy. Prepare for the heavy heating system use of the colder months now to avoid any safety or performance problems later.
Make sure that your commercial property’s furnace is ready for winter with the following steps.
Where to Start
Safety first – before performing any maintenance on your heating system, turn off the furnace’s fuel supply and electrical power. Next, consider the age of your system. Is it too old to make maintenance or repairs worth it? If your heating system is more than 10-15 years old, it might be time to replace it and get a more efficient system.
Easy Steps to Take Yourself
Upon determining that you should keep your existing furnace and that all safety steps have been taken, there are some easy maintenance tasks you can perform yourself without the aid of an HVAC professional. Check your furnace’s air filters and clean or replace them if necessary. The air filters should be checked once a month. If you need to replace the filter, make sure the new one is compatible with your system. Correctly sized, clean air filters are important to the efficient functioning of your heating system to avoid the undue stress on the system and its components that comes with a dirty filter.
Another easy step you can take yourself is checking that the pilot light is lit if you have a gas-burning furnace. If it is out, it will need to be re-lit. You or your maintenance staff can light it yourselves if you are comfortable doing this; contact your local HVAC technician for help if you are not.
You can also check the thermostat that controls your heating system. Is it set to the correct temperature to turn the furnace on and off, maintaining a comfortable temperature while running as efficiently as possible? Does the thermostat have fresh batteries so it can function properly? If your thermostat is reading the room temperature incorrectly, new batteries may help fix this problem. If not, you may need the assistance of an HVAC professional to properly calibrate the thermostat.
Time to Trust the Professionals
Your local San Diego HVAC professional should perform any necessary maintenance related to your heating system’s electrical components and testing your system for dangerous leaks or damage that can result in low building oxygen levels, carbon monoxide buildup, or fire. Once or twice yearly inspections in spring and fall will discover any such dangerous problems and keep your system working safely.
Consider an HVAC maintenance agreement from Precision Temperature. Seasonal checkups and maintenance on schedule means you get peace of mind, plus the savings of catching and fixing potentially expensive problems early. Call us today at 619.588.5321 and let us help you prepare your commercial property’s furnace for winter.
Warmer months are just around the corner in San Diego! Is your HVAC system prepared? An inefficient heating and air conditioning system can have a big impact on your energy bills, and an even bigger impact on your comfort. The solution? The AC Quality Care program from Precision Temperature! Our Quality Maintenance service goes beyond any heating and A/C service you’ve ever experienced. Precision Temperature’s certified specialists follow a stringent, national standard to assess and repair your HVAC system. With Quality Maintenance, you can count on reliable comfort, manageable costs, and longer equipment life.
Our Quality Maintenance begins with a $50 System Assessment & Improvement – a $300 value! The System Assessment & Improvement gives you the complete picture on your heating and A/C system from equipment safety, to performance, to necessary repairs. We also make several energy efficiency improvements, such as efficient fan control installation, condenser coil cleaning, and an air filter change. And SDG&E customers can qualify for rebates to lower the service and advanced improvements costs of your HVAC system.
Common Questions Answered:
Q: How do I know if I need this Quality Maintenance service?
A: If your heating and air conditioning system is more than one-year-old, you can benefit from this service.
Q: Why should I schedule a System Assessment & Improvement?
A: It’s a $50 start on the road to optimizing the energy efficiency of your HVAC system! The System Assessment & Improvement provides a baseline of your system’s performance and includes efficiency improvements. We also provide you with a detailed report identifying any necessary repairs to keep your heating and A/C system running at peak performance.
Quality Maintenance from Precision Temperature offers many benefits, from comfort and peace of mind to savings, dependability, and environmental protection. Ensure your comfort and protect your investment with rebates for our advanced heating and air conditioning system maintenance. To request Quality Maintenance service visit http://www.pretemp.wpengine.com/ or call 619-588-5321.