HVAC Repairs That Can Cost Property Managers Money

by | Apr 29, 2018 | Air Conditioning

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Being a property manager can mean stress and headaches at times. Property managers are pretty popular but maybe not in a good way for them––everybody wants and needs something from them at the same time. A high-pressure crisis often facing managers is an HVAC repair that’s both urgent and costly. Call Electromatic Refrigeration at these times, and we’ll send one of our professionals out to help immediately, giving you peace of mind. Here are some of the repairs that occur most frequently and tend to come with a higher repair bill:

BOILER REPAIR

Repairing boilers is one of the top costliest HVAC repairs to make because of a few factors. One is that when condensers fail, they’re expensive to replace. Another is higher heating costs when the boiler isn’t running at its optimum level; it’s not running efficiently, thereby elevating the normal energy-efficient costs involved with running it. Yet another factor is the safety factor, such as having a boiler leaking a poisonous gas like carbon monoxide. Not only is this expensive to repair, it can be a severe safety factor. At the very least, this type of leak could cause headaches, and worse-case scenario is it could result in death. All these repairs are avoidable by having regularly scheduled maintenance on the boiler––cleaning and inspecting typically ward off most issues before they occur.

COOLING TOWER, CHILLER, AND PUMP REPAIR

These three chilled water systems compose one of the most popular HVAC systems used in commercial buildings. They’re a relatively inexpensive way to cool, which is precisely what makes them so popular. The two main types are air-cooled and water-cooled chilled water systems. Obviously, each uses either air or water (as their names denote) as their main cooling agent. These systems have complex parts working synergistically for efficient operation. To keep all the moving (and stationary for that matter) parts in energy-efficient working order, regular maintenance is a must. A trained professional will inspect and make any needed tweaking or repairs before something becomes a costly crisis and needs to be replaced.

AIR CONDITIONING DUCT AND VENT REPAIR

Air conditioning (AC) units can easily become clogged over time when ducts and vents are neglected. This causes the entire system to become clogged with dust, which affects the air quality inside the building, carrying pathogens and bacteria to breathed air. Not only does it make whoever breathes it sick, but repairs as a result of the clogging are expensive. Poor air quality is also a fire hazard when dryer vents become laden with the dust and debris. Besides the immediate repairs that occur, clogged ducts and vents decrease the energy efficiency of the unit and subsequently its lifespan. The same recommendation can be made here as with the other repairs above––schedule regular maintenance. Regular air conditioning duct and vent cleaning can avoid costly repairs and, in comparison, are much less expensive in the long run.

The lesson to take from all these costly repairs is regular maintenance is a necessity, not optional. Spending the money up front for the service will save so much more long term than if bigger repairs are necessary. Call Electromatic Refrigeration in Kent, WA, to schedule that maintenance appointment now, or talk to one of our experts if you have a needed repair on your HVAC system.

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