Maintenance Matters: How to Make the Case to Building Owners

Just like people get annual physicals to monitor their health or take their vehicles in for oil changes, a facility’s HVAC equipment needs to be assessed regularly. Even simple cleaning can drastically reduce major issues. Maintenance and engineering managers are responsible for making sure equipment is running properly and at maximum efficiency. How can managers make the case to building owners that maintenance is worth the investment?

Institutional and commercial facilities find many reasons to put regular HVAC maintenance and cleaning on the back burner. Building owners and facility executives often see the cost of proper maintenance equipment as prohibitive, or the organization lacks trained staff to perform the maintenance.

In extreme cases, it can be easier for leadership to practice “decision by spreadsheet” and allocate resources to other areas. In all cases, the lack of routine maintenance practices is akin to just crossing fingers and hoping equipment keeps running.


  • Completely agree with your concept. My father after hiring emergency AC service Morris county NJ professionals had made sure to take regular maintenance services to save on the unit emergency repair cost. I have also noticed the home equipment that is regularly tuned up perform better, with the maintenance services not only the life of our HVAC unit is prolonged but it also improves the efficiency of HVAC units.

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