Understanding the Essentiality of Commercial HVAC Systems Maintenance
As for commercial HVAC systems the mentality: "if it's not broken it does not need fixing" proves quite detrimental to risk management. The mechanical system of a commercial HVAC system is comprised of numerous working parts, necessitating regular check ups. A myriad of industry standards, operational and maintenance principles have been instituted to assure for safety and energy conservation.
From boiler and chiller failure to a fire, commercial HVAC systems are not the type of mechanical systems that should be left to chance. In 2009, an approximate 7000 commercial buildings fires were attributable to a faulty heating and cooling systems. A percentage of these conflagrations could have been avoided with regular maintenance.
Today, some older commercial HVAC systems consist of a pneumatic control technology. These outmoded mechanical systems have an unpredictable, extended response time. Moreover, many of these systems are not interchangeable with the latest advances in HVAC manufacturing. In terms of dollars and sense, this adds up to a deficit of energy savings.
The technology of commercial HVAC systems is in constant evolution. Published in 1915, the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (B&PVC) was a single book of laws (114 pages), developed to ensure safety standards. Today, the ASME Boiler Pressure Vessel Code encompasses 28 books (16,000 pages) and was recently updated this year.
The Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency are enforcing stringent laws—pertaining to heating and cooling commercial spaces. The new guidelines mandate the reduction of greenhouse gases. Commercial property owners will have to adhere to these energy regulations.
From an evaluation for energy conservation, inspection of commercial HVAC systems to regular maintenance, Hoffmann Brother’s Mechanical Contractors provides dependable solutions to ensure the safety and energy savings of your building.