8 blindingly obvious reasons why your building needs a service agreement

Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:53 AM
By Jon Goering

 A service agreement means your building systems will be cared for by a qualified industry professional.

One of the best things you can do for your heating and cooling systems as a building owner is preventative maintenance through a service agreement.

A service agreement means your building systems will be cared for by a qualified industry professional, someone who knows how they should operate and can identify potential problems before they become full-blown crises.

But isn’t that expensive?

Not necessarily.

While service agreements do cost money, being proactive with your system maintenance can save you 12 to 18 percent of your budget.

To illustrate the point, check out these eight benefits of a service agreement:

Service agreements differ in scope, and so it’s important that you choose one that’s right for your building.

You may need only two visits annually – once in the spring and once in the fall – to prepare your systems for heating and cooling systems.

Maybe you need an agreement where a service professional visits quarterly. Or perhaps you are a hospital or industrial facility where downtime cannot be tolerated. In that case, maximum service coverage is necessary.

Other service agreements allow for a service professional to access your system remotely to log activity and make any needed changes. This saves you the cost of travel fees if a technician doesn’t need to be dispatched.

When choosing a service professional, don’t be bashful – ask questions! There’s no such thing as a dumb question, especially when it comes to your building’s systems. The health and comfort of the people inside your building depend on it!

You might ask questions such as how long maintenance visits will take, will the contractor inform you of potential issues, and what can be done to improve your system’s performance.

Consider the long-term benefits of a service agreement for your building’s heating or cooling systems. You’ll receive consistent, reliable care, and your equipment will operate as it was intended, extending its life and saving you operational expenses.

Are you considering a service agreement for your facilities but don’t know what to choose? Do you have questions you’d like answered before committing? For more information, please contact Jonathon Goering by email or phone at 316-265-9655.

Knipp Services works with commercial and industrial building owners to lower operational expenses and increase building comfort.

We provide services that enable owners to have high-performance buildings. “Making Buildings Better” sums up the mission statement of Knipp Services.

Knipp Services is the Trane commercial sales representative for the majority of Kansas.

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Sources:

The Ultimate Commercial HVAC Preventative Maintenance Checklist

How An HVAC Maintenance Agreement Can Benefit You

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