Maintenance for residential homes operates on a straightforward schedule: it needs to happen twice a year, once in spring to attend to the air conditioning system, and once in fall to attend to the heating system.
This basic biannual schedule doesn’t work for many commercial and industrial facilities, however, for several reasons:
- The equipment in commercial and industrial facilities undergoes more work because it must handle comfort and process needs for a large area and a larger number of people.
- Because heating and cooling equipment aren’t used only for comfort, they often run during what is considered the “off-season” for a home. Heating and cooling are often necessary around the year to protect equipment and to facilitate the process. There’s little downtime for HVAC equipment.
- The types of HVAC equipment used in commercial and industrial facilities are much different than residential ones, including systems such as infrared radiant heaters, unit heaters, and make-up air units. These systems have different maintenance requirements.
Is Mid-Winter Maintenance Necessary?
If you had your regular fall maintenance done for your facility’s HVAC equipment, then you probably started the winter with few problems. No matter the facility type or its equipment, we always recommend fall maintenance in Ajax, ON and throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Our freezing winter puts stress on heating equipment, no matter its type or purpose.
But your equipment may have already gone through enough stress through November, December, and the first half of January to affect its performance, lower energy efficiency, jeopardize operations through breakdowns, and even create safety hazards. Depending on your business, mid-winter maintenance can be as important as fall maintenance.
How to Tell If You Need Winter Maintenance
You don’t want to realize that winter maintenance is an annual necessity because of equipment failure, excessive repairs, and out of control energy costs. The best way to determine the proper schedule for HVAC maintenance is to work with experienced commercial and industrial professionals. With the right team, you can have an annual schedule mapped out that perfectly matches the needs of your facility.
This is where Advantage Airtech truly has the “advantage” over many other commercial HVAC contractors. We don’t approach maintenance with a checklist system the way many other contractors do.
These companies send out whatever technician is available that day to handle a maintenance visit that’s nothing more than going down a standard set of tests and adjustments.
These technicians don’t know the equipment and therefore won’t know how often it needs professional attention.
At Advantage Airtech, we build a maintenance program with each client that is fully customized. When you meet with us, we’ll develop a schedule that matches your facility, equipment, and how it’s used.
We’ll determine if you need to have regular mid-season maintenance (both for winter and summer) and what it entails.
You’ll receive a dedicated account manager and maintenance team who understand your exact requirements. You won’t ever have to worry about proper maintenance scheduling again—we’ll take care of it all.
Advantage Airtech Commercial Ltd. is the Double “A” Name with the Triple “A” Rating. Contact our team today and take advantage of our more than three decades serving commercial and industrial HVAC needs in the Greater Toronto Area.