Beginners Guide to HVAC Maintenance

Guide to HVAC Maintenance

As their name implies, HVAC systems (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) are used to control the ventilation and temperature of a building.

Heating and cooling systems ensure offices and factories are safe and comfortable environments to work and live in. As such, on the rare occasions these systems inevitably fail, it’s a big problem for building managers.

This guide to commercial HVAC maintenance explains how you can optimise these systems to avoid breakdowns and unnecessary repair bills and maximise their working life.

Benefits of HVAC Maintenance

Ongoing HVAC maintenance is not something businesses can afford to ignore. Carrying this task out regularly enables these systems to run efficiently and perform to the highest standards. You can also avoid costly bills as regularly inspecting and monitoring systems helps to identify and rectify minor issues before they become major!

It may be your responsibility to ensure your building’s HVAC systems meet specific industry standards and regulations if you are a landlord or building manager. It is crucial to keep in mind that any maintenance required should only be carried out by a professional.

Tips for Effective Maintenance

The average lifespan of an HVAC system is between 15 and 25 years, depending on the type of system and maintenance consistency. By following these six tips to maintain your HVAC, you will maintain efficiency and maximise its working life:

Use filters

A quick and easy way to improve HVAC performance is regularly cleaning or replacing filters, which keeps air feeling noticeably fresher. Purifying and filtering the air is one of the most important features of HVAC systems in industrial settings such as manufacturing.


Monitoring the performance of building heating, cooling and ventilation can help spot when performance drops. Repeated complaints that a room feels muggy and stale indicate potential performance issues, while having no problems reported to you signals the systems are performing well.


Clean debris from various HVAC system components as it can clog pipes, filters and all sorts, reducing the system’s overall efficiency which can lead to big problems in colder months.


Ensure electrical components are all working efficiently by testing thermostats to spot electrical issues that may cause problems for employees.


Suspected leaks should be resolved as soon as possible and a professional technician can root out the source of any leaks.

Thorough Visual Inspection

Spot checking for damage to ventilation systems can help ensure repairs are carried out sooner rather than later, avoiding issues escalating. Professionals will know the signs that raise concern.

Why Preventative Maintenance is Important

Performing preventive HVAC maintenance enables safe and enjoyable environments within buildings. It prolongs the life of your HVAC systems, reduces downtime, helps you manage compliance and inspection needs, and prevents costly emergency repairs.

Cost-Effective HVAC Maintenance from Accurate Mechanical Services

If you need specialist advice regarding HVAC Maintenance or to request a quote, get in contact with Accurate Mechanical Services. We’re proven providers of commercial HVAC solutions and services in the South East, including heating, ventilation and air conditioning on a commercial scale.

With a breadth of experience in equipping commercial office spaces with ventilation and heating, we’re sure to be able to help you achieve safe and effective ventilation in any space.

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