Upgrading your HVAC system is important. Don’t put it off for too long, especially if your building’s system is aging and is no longer as efficient as it once was. Timely preventative maintenance can help reduce the likelihood of nagging problems that can lead to downtime or drag down the indoor air quality of your facility. Even so, at some point, full-on replacements or upgrades will become necessary. Here is a look at why facility managers should consider HVAC upgrades this summer.
Let’s start with a discussion of the benefits that you gain from upgrading your commercial HVAC systems. First of all, upgraded systems are more efficient. This means that you will automatically save money both in terms of energy bills and in terms of employee productivity. In other words, your bottom line will benefit. Also, every occupant in your building will be more comfortable than they were before, which matters as businesses slowly begin to reopen. Your equipment will also be better for the environment, which again, can save you money to reallocate for other purposes.
How to Get Started
Now that you have decided to upgrade your HVAC systems, it’s time to get started. Planning will help get the project off the ground and ensure it runs smoothly. Make sure your plans factor in both the best-case scenario and the worst-case scenario for what could happen next. Create contingency plans to address disruptions and delays; make sure every potential issue is accounted for before beginning the upgrade process. Rushing through the process is inadvisable.
Concentrate on Coordination
When it comes to upgrading your HVAC systems, coordination is key. Hiring professional technicians to diagnose and service your equipment is the way to go. As a building manager, you may need to act as an intermediary between the technicians and upper management who are overseeing the project – communication can reduce confusion and ensure that the project is completed on time without exceeding its budget.