Want to know the one thing that can increase your energy savings by up to 40 percent, and decrease your overall equipment and system costs throughout the years? Simple preventative maintenance on your building’s HVAC system.
As a manager of a building or property, you quickly learn the art of mediation. One minute you may be working with a vendor to keep the building’s operating system running efficient and smooth; the next moment you may be calming a tenant down after finding the change in the system disrupted his office’s workflow. Give and take; it’s the only way to make sure every day runs perfectly.
When was the last time you updated your HVAC system? If you are like many property managers, your answer may be “that depends”. Unless you have a brand new building, chances are your HVAC equipment was originally installed, and over the years has had significant changes and upgrades. A new piece of equipment here, a new piece of equipment there, and pretty soon your system is a hodge-podge of pieces that all work together to provide you the best service possible.
One of the most important skills a business owner or property manager needs to have is the ability to budget effectively. After all, every single day brings new opportunities and new challenges. And if the money isn’t there, if cash flow isn’t conducive to providing the best every single day, the bottom line will eventually break the business.
An air handler, or air handling unit (AHU), is used to regulate and circulate air as part of a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The air handler is usually located in a large metal box and contains a blower, heating and cooling elements, filters, and air ducts for taking in and releasing air.
When it comes to running a business, there are little mistakes … and then there are BIG mistakes that hit you right where it hurts the most: your bottom line. Its easy to do little maintenance items to try and keep things running as efficiently and as low cost as possible. But sometimes maintenance isn’t enough. If you don’t replace it, it will impact you, and not in a good way. Can you really operate with employees and customers … and no heat?