HVAC and Refrigeration Maintenance Saves Money for Your Business

Do you want to save your business money? Want to avoid unexpected repair costs? One of the easiest ways to prevent unwanted costs is simple – plan ahead with maintenance on your HVAC System. Regular maintenance on your HVAC system can help you avoid unwanted costs when it’s time to repair or replace your units.

HVAC Systems are a Forgotten Until They Break

Your business’s HVAC System is the silent friend you forget you have. Often the system is on the roof or somewhere else hidden in your building. It’s busy keeping you and your staff comfortable and working efficiently. It’s a perfect friend until it breaks. And then there is a crisis. Most business owners forget to service their HVAC System until it’s too late. What are the costs of waiting?

What Does it Cost to Replace an HVAC System?

According to Midwest Mechanical Services & Solutions President Rob Brouillet, HVAC Systems are typically rated in tons. The cost per ton averages between $2,300 – $6,500 per ton for replacement equipment.

  • Additional variables can influence the cost per ton including:
  • Electrical service for the new equipment
  • Piping changes
  • Duct modifications
  • Controls and add on options
  • Curb adapter modifications
  • Hoisting requirements
  • Operating Efficiency
  • Supply chain issues
  • Scheduling requirements

This is a surprise expense that most businesses will not want to take on. But there are other costs, beyond just the replacement cost, when an HVAC System goes down. These costs add up quickly.

What is the Cost When My HVAC System Fails?

A responsible business owner will consider many unexpected hidden costs when an HVAC System fails. The first costs relate to your employees and your ability to keep staff on hand. In today’s challenging employment market, this can be a major unexpected cost. When an HVAC system goes down, all of your employees and your business are at risk. What happens to employees when an HVAC system fails?

  • Loss of productivity for employees
  • Employee discomfort resulting in dissatisfaction
  • Poor air quality can result in illness
  • Facility downtime makes employees unable to work

How Will Supply Chain Problems Affect my HVAC Maintenance Costs?

Employee problems are just part of the added cost of not maintaining your HVAC Systems or Refrigeration Systems. In 2022 and 2023, businesses continue to have significant problems with supply chains, affecting the speed of repairing a broken or malfunctioning HVAC System. With regular maintenance, both you and Midwest Mechanical can plan for parts that may need to be replaced. Without regular maintenance, when a problem happens, it could take weeks to get the needed parts replaced. This creates additional downtime for the facility. That costs you money.

Longer Lifespan for your HVAC System Saves Money

Want to save money on your HVAC System? Regular maintenance can lengthen the lifespan of your system. Dirty coils or filtration systems can cause your system to have a shortened lifespan, resulting in replacing the system earlier. Want to avoid that? The answer is simple. Regular maintenance means that Midwest Mechanical finds problems early. Our expert technicians can replace a part early so that your system lasts longer. Every additional year that your system is functioning is a year you can avoid replacement costs on the entire system.

Reduce Utility Costs with HVAC Maintenance

Utility expenses are often a significant budget concern for businesses. When your HVAC System is not functioning efficiently, it requires more power to function. This can result in increased energy use and increased utility costs. Want to save money on utilities for your business? Invested in Planned Maintenance with Midwest Mechanical.

Regular maintenance on your system can help you avoid the following expensive problems and additional costs:

  • Employee dissatisfaction
  • Shorter lifespan of your HVAC System or Refrigeration System
  • Supply chain delays
  • Increased power usage

Want to avoid unwanted costs? Contact Midwest Mechanical today for all your HVAC and Refrigeration Maintenance needs.

Tractors and HVAC Systems – Planned Maintenance for Best Productivity

How are Tractors like HVAC and Refrigeration Systems? Both require regular planned maintenance and a beneficial relationship with a service provider. Do you care for your HVAC System as you care for your tractor? Midwest Mechanical can help.

Daily Tractor Use Requires Planning and Upkeep

I have a friend who owns a ranch in the Ozarks. That hilly countryside is full of rocks and isn’t good for much except growing grass and raising cattle. His most important tool is a tractor which he relies on every single day throughout all four seasons. During the summer he uses it for cutting hay, raking, and baling. This year, when hay yields were low, it was necessary to do a first and second cut of hay three months apart. When winter comes around, and we have heavy snows in the Midwest, he will be glad his tractor was in good shape to cut that second round of hay.

But what keeps a tractor running well? Can you just count on it to work for you day in and day out? Definitely not. Tractors require regular planned maintenance so that they are always in functioning condition for daily use.

Regular maintenance on tractors includes:

  • Checking and maintaining levels of hydraulic fluids
  • Regularly scheduled oil changes each season to remove contaminants from the motor
  • Changing transmission fluids every 500 hours
  • Checking diesel fuel levels and keeping the water separator drained
  • Checking and changing radiator fluid
  • Changing the air filter
  • Cleaning the radiator and condenser coil for the cab air conditioning

Without this regular maintenance, farmers find themselves in trouble. A broken tractor can mean missing the window to cut hay and missing opportunities to provide adequate feed for cattle.

You Need a Good Service Provider

If you want to keep a tractor in good condition, more is required than just buying the best tractor on the market. When you buy a tractor, you want a dealer that gives you a fair price. But they also need to back that purchase with excellent service. We all know that something is going to break eventually. When it breaks, who will be your first call to make sure your equipment is up and running? That first call must be to someone you trust.

Planned Maintenance for your HVAC or Refrigeration System

Did you know that your HVAC and Refrigeration Systems are a lot like a tractor? Just like a tractor, they are used daily. In fact, they are in use for more hours than most tractors, as they keep buildings at a proper temperature 24 hours a day. You must invest in planned maintenance if you want your HVAC and Refrigeration Systems to run properly. Just like a tractor, these systems need regular attention.

Proper maintenance included:

  • Maintaining oil levels in compressors
  • Maintaining proper operating refrigerant pressures
  • Installing fresh clean air filters
  • Cleaning condenser coils and evaporator coils to remove that dirt
  • Making sure that the operating and safety controls are functioning properly

In fact, a clean condenser coil is a key to optimal performance for your systems. Without proper maintenance, your HVAC or Refrigeration Systems use an excessive amount of energy and will eventually fail. Just like a tractor will eventually break, so will your HVAC and Refrigeration Systems. So why take a risk with the equipment that keeps your building and employees operating at their best?

Plan for your Maintenance

What is the key to success and best performance for your HVAC and Refrigeration Systems? The answer is simple. Have a plan.

Rob Brouillet, tells Midwest Mechanical Customers “Make sure you have planned for your maintenance, and your maintenance is planned.”

We can help you set up a plan to keep your HVAC and Refrigeration Systems operating at their best at all times.

Contact us to plan for your maintenance now. And don’t forget to check with your tractor service provider, too!