Improved Energy Efficiency with HVAC Preventative Maintenance Servicing

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The cost of fuel is rocketing. Finding improved energy-efficiency for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems has become a necessity. Though expensive to run, comfortable, temperate environments are now taken for granted in retail, healthcare, workplace and industrial settings.

According to the Carbon Trust, a poorly maintained HVAC system can double a building’s energy consumption. A well-maintained HVAC system will use considerably less fuel. Regular preventative maintenance is a wise investment that will improve energy efficiency, keep costs down and protect the planet.

So, let us explain some of the essential elements of preventative maintenance servicing that will improve your HVAC system’s efficiency and save you money:

Component Cleaning
To operate efficiently, all HVAC components must be kept free of dirt and debris. Dirty coils can mean less efficient cooling, which of course leads not only to increased energy consumption, but the risk of the parts having a shorter lifespan.

Condenser Check
Mostly found on the outside of buildings, condensers get rid of heat removed from inside the building by the cooling system. It is essential that condensers and evaporating devices are regularly checked to ensure they are not worn out and failing. Condensers should be clean, well-maintained and never obstructed with vegetation or any other kind of debris.

Pipework Check
Refrigerant pipework should be regularly checked. Pipework in less than optimum condition and compromised insulation will work at a reduced level of efficiency as it struggles to maintain the temperature of refrigerant flowing through. Exterior pipework is particularly vulnerable and should be carefully checked for any refrigerant charge or leakage.

Fans, Filters & Air Duct Cleaning
Efficiency savings of up to 60% can be achieved if all fans, filters and ducts are clear. Any blockages need to be rectified promptly to avoid increased running costs.

Filters should be replaced regularly for optimum performance of the HVAC system. Pressure gauges can be fitted to indicate when it is time to change filters.

Boiler, Hot Tank, Pipe and Valve Insulation
Heat escape is costly and inefficient. Investing in suitable insulation is a sensible solution, which reaps rewards through continued energy savings in a very short period of time.

Bacteria Prevention
Cooling tower water treatment processes and heat exchangers should be routinely cleaned to minimise bacterial growth. This will increase efficiency, thereby saving energy costs and reducing your carbon footprint, whilst minimising the risk of Legionella colonisation.

Reducing HVAC energy consumption makes perfect business sense. Ongoing routine maintenance will pick up inefficiencies which could be costly if left unresolved. Regular maintenance will improve the working environment while saving you money.

Remember, effective maintenance will save energy, cut costs and increase your profit margin. Get in touch to discuss your HVAC maintenance needs by calling 0113 4574752.

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