There are numerous reasons a preventive maintenance program is wise and beneficial.
1. Cost Savings:
A preventive maintenance plan can save homeowners and companies money because efforts will be focused on preventing equipment failure rather than responding to emergencies. An emergency due to equipment failure can be stressful – whether it’s an HVAC system in summer or a boiler in winter. Suddenly being caught unaware can complicate plans conducive to future growth and/or relationships.
Whether it’s tight windows and doors or clean, unobstructed evaporator and condenser coils on an HVAC, everyone likes to get the best bang for their buck. No one likes to see the heat escaping to the outside due to a poor weather-strip or caulking, however, most folks don’t know if the HVAC is running efficiently or not. Instead, they increase the temperature of the thermostat. Items of this nature need to be inspected by a professional. Efficiency and cost savings go hand in hand.
Routine inspection of monitoring systems, whether they’re intruder alarms, smoke detectors, overflow protection devices, electrical breakers, valves, or other switches, is a wise decision. It is important to know that you will be warned when something is operating outside of its normal parameters.
4. Conservation of Assets:
Companies do not like to get hit with large equipment replacement costs; therefore, they have routine inspection and preventative maintenance procedures in place. Homeowners should not be any different. It is easier to schedule routine preventive maintenance inspections than to schedule someone to come out and replace the entire HVAC or boiler system. In the same way, it’s wise to get an idea of a home’s surrounding drainage and to address concerns now rather than placing piers due to foundational settling or heaving later on.
5. Investment & Return:
Most people are not living in their dream home, and when they sell, a buyer’s inspector will typically go over the home with a fine-tooth comb. It can be very painful being the seller and getting hit with large-ticket item replacements. Just like a used automobile comes with a maintenance log declaring the previous owner changed the oil every 3000 miles, a log declaring the maintenance cycle of a home has its benefits for the present and when it’s time to sell.