Preventive maintenance for your air conditioning systems is not an option, but a real necessity. Without lighting, water, heating or air conditioning, a building would be virtually uninhabitable. The building's various systems are the cornerstone of any building.
Therefore, perform a rigorous analysis of your equipment's lifecycle costs to determine when you need to perform maintenance & preventative maintenance. The first resource you need to turn to is definitely the manufacturer's maintenance manual. It will help you to address many emerging issues before they become difficult to manage and expensive. They also provide a concrete plan for the steps to be followed in the maintenance of each piece of equipment of the air conditioning system.
In order to develop a robust and efficient air conditioning system maintenance & preventative maintenance program, you must first determine what are the recommended tasks for each equipment and understand the overall operation of the system in relation to the building in which it is installed. By maintaining them regularly, you will considerably reduce the risk of deterioration and failure and extend their lifecycle. For example, when you spend a few hundred dollars on a change of oil and filters on your car, you make sure you keep your engine in good condition. Engine replacement is much more expensive than just changing your engine. Prevent instead of cure.
Maximum Efficiency Without Compromise
The same applies to air conditioning systems. Maintenance of industrial and commercial air conditioning equipment is similar to preventive maintenance on a vehicle. If you do not change the oil and do not replace the engine belts and filters, you are jeopardizing its reliability. Remember that air conditioning maintenance is not expensive compared to what it might cost if your system degrades and you need to refurbish or replace it.
Changing air filters frequently, taking care to use quality filters, can extend the life of your air conditioning system. Caulk and seal the cracks in a duct wall through the filter housing. Seal the bracket in the frame, then visually inspect the components for damage and air diversion areas. Reading the differential pressure will help you better know when it needs to be changed.
Be sure to replace all filters at the same time to make maintenance management easier. Also, make sure, according to the manufacturer's specifications, to install the correct filter size and check that they are not damaged. A solid program should provide the complete history of maintenance performed on each component as well as the replacement costs incurred.
Schedule Your Maintenance Plan
Once you have scheduled your maintenance plan, enter the list of tasks to be completed monthly, quarterly, and annually in your maintenance management system with all the required documentation. Finally, make sure that the maintenance plan is easily accessible to anyone working on the system, and affix stickers to your equipment to keep professionals informed of the work being done. Although some steps in a maintenance plan are relatively simple; i.e. changing the oil, belts and filters, etc.; a few others will require more of your time. The aim is to ensure the reliability and efficiency of your equipment.