Do you own the building that houses your business? How long has it been since you thought about your HVAC unit? If you're like many people, you probably don't give much thought to your building's HVAC unit as long as it seems to be functioning. Unfortunately, this is not ideal. Your HVAC unit needs regular repair and maintenance if you want to be able to continue using it in the future. If you think that you simply can't afford to add this to your facility's maintenance budget, here are some reasons to reconsider:
Save money: Proper maintenance will undoubtedly save you money in the long run. When something breaks, you may be unable to have any HVAC repair done - you may have to replace the entire unit. If you don't want to have to replace the entire unit prematurely, you should make sure that it is on the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule. In addition to thinking about the unit itself, if your HVAC unit happens to break in the summer, any computers that are running in the building could overheat and die. Instead of just having to replace the HVAC unit, you're now stuck with having to replace dead servers and computers for your business to become functional once again.
Save time: With routine HVAC repair and maintenance, the technician will likely only have to shut down the unit for a brief period of a couple hours once or twice a year in order to replace any damaged parts. Contrast that with what can happen when the unit completely breaks down - unless you are very lucky with the weather, you could find yourself having to shut down for multiple days while waiting for a new HVAC unit to be shipped in. During this time, you'll be losing money due to your employees being unable to do their jobs and clients or customers being unable to purchase your goods or services.
Avoid legal hassles: As an employer, it's your duty to make sure that your employees have a safe work environment. Aside from other rules and regulations, this may mean having to keep the workplace within a certain temperature range. If it goes outside of that range and your employees start to overheat or freeze, it's possible that your lack of proper HVAC repair and maintenance could subject you to a lawsuit if you try to force everyone to continue working instead of simply allowing them to leave.
Contact an HVAC repair company like Soco Air Conditioning to learn more.