﻿Shorts promotes the benefits of a planned maintenance programme
Shorts Environmental offers a comprehensive planned maintenance service that is tailored to actual customer requirements to ensure the optimum performance of all HVAC systems. The company’s customer-support manager Gareth Chappells says, ‘Incorporating planned maintenance into the lifetime cost of an HVAC installation is essential if maximum energy efficiencies and subsequent lower running costs are to be achieved.’
Shorts’ view is that planned preventive maintenance might once have been considered optional by some people but is now an absolute necessity. Gareth Chappells explains, ‘Choosing an effective maintenance schedule/plan may at first glance appear to add cost, but an inefficient system will also vastly increase operating costs and carbon emissions, as well as greatly reducing the life expectancy of the plant.’
Failure to plan for preventive maintenance can result in premature failure of expensive oil pumps, fan motors and compressors. Refrigerant/solution leaks can be a direct result of poor or no maintenance. The potential system repair costs far outweigh those of an agreed programme of service/maintenance, which over the lifetime of the plant can save thousands of pounds.