Commercial HVAC Service & Maintenance

Preventative HVAC Maintenance

Installation is only the beginning when it comes to HVAC systems. As with all other mechanical equipment, routine maintenance is necessary to ensure optimal performance and to keep your equipment clean and operating properly. 

To ensure you get the full life out of your HVAC system, having a proper maintenance schedule will be essential. This is where Tri-Point can help you by working to develop a maintenance plan specific to your system and user needs. 

The expertly trained and experienced technicians at Tri-Point will work to ensure you understand all of the aspects that go into HVAC system maintenance. If issues do occur, Tri-Point can help you with the necessary repairs. 

Emergency HVAC Repairs

Even with proper maintenance and regular servicing, it’s highly likely you will need repairs at some point. This is especially true during infamous Texas summers when your AC system is working overtime or during the winter months when your heating is running full time.

Tri-Point refrigeration provides emergency repair services 24-hours a day 7 days a week so that when problems arise, they can quickly be taken care of. You can have a technician to your business on the same day to ensure that you experience minimal downtime with your HVAC system. 

To ensure speedy service and repairs during emergencies, all Tri-Point trucks are stocked with the most common parts and diagnostic tools needed to fix most issues. In the event a part needs to be ordered, you will be notified of how long it will take to arrive and exactly when you can expect your system back up and running.

Benefits Of Routine Commercial HVAC Maintenance

There are a few benefits to routine maintenance beyond just preventing equipment failure that can lead to costly repairs. Routine maintenance will keep your equipment running at peak efficiency and can even help you to save money over the long term through the following benefits. 

Longer Lasting Equipment

Of the utmost importance, regular preventive maintenance will keep your HVAC system running efficiently over the long term and can keep major parts from failing early. 

Average commercial HVAC systems can last between 15 and 20 years but that’s only if a proper maintenance schedule is observed that takes into consideration your specific needs and frequency of use. 

Failure to stick to this regular maintenance schedule can lead to equipment failure much earlier and potentially the premature need for costly equipment replacement. 

Better Overall Air Quality

Regularly scheduled maintenance will go a long way towards keeping your HVAC system cleaned and operating properly and as a benefit of that can also ensure better air quality. 

As your HVAC system operates, the filter and equipment begin to collect dust, pollen, and other pollutants from the air. Left unchecked, these pollutants can begin to affect the air quality and even cause your system to operate less efficiently. 

Ensuring regular service and maintenance is performed will keep these pollutants from building up and potentially damaging your equipment and will also ensure optimal air quality throughout your building. 

Lower Energy Costs

One final benefit of regular HVAC service and maintenance is that your system will operate more efficiently which can help lower your monthly energy costs. 

As HVAC systems become older and in the case that pollutants such as dirt are allowed to build up, the system needs to work harder to maintain temperatures. This can drive up your energy costs by as much as 40% according to the US Department of Energy. 

Ensuring regular maintenance will keep your HVAC system operating as efficiently as possible by removing pollutants that could strain the system and ensuring all of the parts are operating correctly. 

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How Often Should Commercial HVAC Systems Be Serviced

To ensure that you’re getting all of the above-listed benefits of a well-maintained commercial HVAC system, you should ideally have your equipment serviced at least 3 to 4 times a year. This will take care of regular cleaning and replacement of air filters to make sure everything is operating properly.

While this may seem like a lot, it’s important to remember that quick routine maintenance checks will likely help to prevent major system failures that can lead to more serious repairs and leave your system out of operation for longer periods.

Tri-Point can help you set up a maintenance schedule that takes into consideration the level of use your equipment receives and other environmental factors that may impact your system.

What Happens If HVAC Units Aren’t Serviced

HVAC systems, like all other mechanical systems, are guaranteed to break down if not properly maintained. It is not a question of if you will have problems but when and how severe those problems will be. 

Some of the issues you are guaranteed to have if you do not have your commercial HVAC system regularly serviced include:

Damages Leading To Costly Repairs

There are many moving pieces and complex components that can break down in a commercial HVAC system and, when these do fail, repairs may not be cheap. Depending on the specific issues, you may be looking at thousands of dollars in repair costs or even a complete system replacement for the most severe issues.

When compared to the costs of regular maintenance, the costs for repair and the labor involved as well as potential downtime for your business are great. Always make sure you are following a proper maintenance schedule to avoid these unnecessary expenses.

Long Term Air Quality Issues

Another issue that will come up as a result of not following your maintenance schedule is air quality issues. The more your system operates, the dirtier the air filters will get to the point that the filter will not be as efficient in removing pollutants from the air.

This is especially true for certain environments such as areas with a lot of dust and dirt as in West Texas or for warehouses where a lot of soot and other pollutants tend to accumulate. Left unchecked, your commercial HVAC system will eventually be unable to filter out many of these pollutants which will lead to a drop off in air quality.

Potential Need To Close Business For Repairs

If your commercial HVAC system does break down, repairs may be necessary that can take a few days to complete. Depending on the type of business you operate, this could mean closing down for a few days while repairs take place.

This means you are not only out the cost of repairs but also lost revenue due to business closure. Again, when compared to the much lower cost of preventative maintenance, it makes sense to ensure these repairs aren’t necessary in the first place. 

Higher Energy Costs

One final issue that is guaranteed to arise as a result of a poorly maintained commercial HVAC system is higher operating costs. As a result of pollutants building up the system, your equipment will have to operate more to maintain the same temperatures.

Over time, this will lead to higher energy costs which can quickly add up. Preventative maintenance will ensure that your commercial HVAC equipment is operating as efficiently as possible and helping you to keep energy costs low even during peak summer months.

Contact Tri-Point Refrigeration Today

Along with maintaining your ice machine and commercial refrigeration equipment, Tri-Point Refrigeration can help you to develop an HVAC maintenance schedule that will keep your equipment running properly.

The expert technicians at Tri-Point have worked with businesses of all sizes and across industries as diverse as retail, government buildings, industrial warehouses, and office buildings. With Tri-Point, the goal is to make sure your equipment stays running properly to minimize any unnecessary service calls and help you save money.

Call Tri-Point today to get started with a commercial HVAC service schedule that’s right for you. 

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