What happens at that crucial moment when a property manager must decide if it is time to repair or replace their commercial HVAC / SWUD unit? Isn’t it easier to simply put off having the SWUD unit fixed? How about revisiting the SWUD issue next month? Or better yet, let’s send the problem to someone else and make the SWUD their issue.
When HVAC issues arise, some property managers may be tempted to ignore the problem or delay repairs to save time and money. However, the cost of doing nothing can turn out to be much more costly than you think.
“No Response” is a Not a “Good Response”
What Are The Consequences of Ignoring Your SWUD HVAC Issues?
1) Ignoring HVAC issues can lead to poor indoor air quality. Without proper maintenance, dust, dirt, and other debris can accumulate in your air ducts and filters, leading to poor air quality and potential health problems for your tenants. Poor air quality can exacerbate allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems, making it difficult for occupants to breathe and potentially leading to more severe health problems.
2) A malfunctioning HVAC or SWUD unit uses more energy than necessary to cool your building, resulting in reduced energy efficiency and higher energy costs. As legacy SWUD units expire, they tend to be less energy-efficient than the newer modular SWUD units.
3) Ignoring SWUD issues can lead to disruption of service. A malfunctioning SWUD / HVAC unit is more likely to break down with rising temperatures, leaving your building without cool air during the summer heat. These unexpected failures can lead to costly emergency repairs and replacements.
4) Last but not least, ignoring SWUD / HVAC mechanical issues can lead to angry customers. Ultimately, tenant satisfaction is most crucial. Their dissatisfaction can lead them to leave you with vacant units and decreased revenue.
What Can Property Managers Do To Avoid This?
Proactive maintenance is the best way to avoid costly repairs to your building. Property managers must address HVAC / SWUD problems promptly. The fact of the matter is that companies don’t realize they’re “ignoring” an HVAC issue until it’s too late. It’s easy to miss the forest for the trees when you’re in the middle of it.
McKenney’s Can Help
With 75 years of experience, McKenney’s can work with your business to ensure you make the best investments in the right places. As an HVAC mechanical contractor, McKenney’s can evaluate your SWUD unit, provide you with solutions for finding the best option within your budget, and train your team to maintain your HVAC / SWUD unit.