As mentioned above, studies have found that facilities that don’t implement preventive HVAC maintenance programs experience as much as a 50% increase in their total repair and operating costs, lower equipment reliability, and cause premature equipment failure and downtime.
Preventive maintenance really does pay off in the long run, both in improving the performance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and by saving costs. It’s easy to forget about incorporating preventive maintenance into a building’s operating plan when everything is working properly and operating smoothly. However, when problems occur and repairs are needed because the equipment was not properly maintained, the costs can add up quickly, often exceeding the costs of implementing a preventive maintenance program.
The bottom line is that money spent on a preventative maintenance agreement is money well spent.