We all like to think that emergencies only ever happen to others. Unfortunately, this mentality, as much as we wish it to be true, does nothing to prepare for the reality of a disaster. If you’ve ever needed emergency HVAC service at the height of summer or in the grips of winter, you understand the importance of preparation. As a business, commercial HVAC system downtime during extreme winter quickly leads to uncomfortable employees, disappointed customers, lost revenue, and missed opportunities.
That’s why it’s critical to develop a backup plan in the even to a critical HVAC failure. If it’s too late and you’re experiencing an emergency, here are some quick tips to get your system back up and running as quickly as possible. If, on the other hand, your organization wants to take a proactive approach to HVAC emergencies, here’s what you need to know.
Before you call an HVAC contractor, there are some quick steps you can take to see if you can get your system back up and running on your own. If your HVAC infrastructure won’t turn on, first check your breakers to make sure power hasn’t been cut off. Simply restore power at first to see if that resolves the issue. If your system is repeatedly tripping the breaker, there’s likely a deeper underlying issue that needs correcting.
Other factors to check include thermostat issues, dirty air filters reducing airflow, or debris that’s congesting condensers. A quick check of these systems may solve the problem, saving you the expense of having to call an HVAC company. However, if none of these quick fixes get your HVAC running again, it’s time to get in touch with the professionals. While you may want to see if you can fix the equipment on your own, small issues quickly become major problems when you don’t understand the intricacies of your HVAC system.
Prioritize Preventive Maintenance
The most straightforward way to handle an emergency is to take steps to avoid one altogether. By taking a proactive approach to your HVAC system, you can avert disaster altogether. A proactive approach includes seasonal maintenance appointments, corrective repairs, and efficiency upgrades that keep your heating and cooling equipment operating at peak performance while maximizing the longevity of your HVAC investment.
At the same time, when you partner with an HVAC contractor to develop a proactive maintenance plan, your partner takes a personal approach to understanding the intricacies of your system while prioritizing your organization’s needs. That means in the event of an emergency your HVAC contractor will have you at the top of their list for handling emergency repairs.
During peak seasons, when other businesses are scrambling to find emergency service, you’ll know exactly who to call. At the same time, because they already understand how your HVAC equipment works, they’ll be able to more efficiently assess your system and pinpoint the root cause of the problem. That means your heating or cooling system will be back up and running sooner than you thought possible following an emergency.
Start a Partnership
If you’re interested in taking a more proactive approach to HVAC emergencies, contact the experts at Garrison Mechanical. We’ll take the time to understand your HVAC infrastructure, maximize energy efficiency, and make sure your organization stays covered in the event of an emergency. Plus, you’ll always know exactly who to call for all of your installation and service needs.