Preventative Maintenance for Commercial HVAC Equipment
The proper operation of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system within a commercial building is essential to providing a comfortable and healthy indoor environment for occupants. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that organizations can save 5-20% annually on energy bills simply by following operations & maintenance (O&M) best practices. This collection of resources can help building operators properly maintain HVAC systems to improve performance, save energy, and prolong the life of commercial HVAC equipment.
TOOLSHVAC Resource Map Technical AssistanceThe HVAC Resource Map is an intuitive graphical interface that provides quick access to a broad array of quality information on operations and maintenance best practices and energy and water efficiency measures.This guide was developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to highlight operations and maintenance programs targeting energy and water efficiency that are estimated to save 5% to 20% on energy bills without a significant capital investment.This resource from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory was designed for facility managers and maintenance staff to provide easy-to-implement actionable guidance on fan efficiency measures for existing ducted air systems.This resources list can help partners in the commercial sector with their efforts to procure contractual services from qualified technicians to perform preventative maintenance, tuning, and repairs of HVACR equipment.ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180 establishes minimum HVAC inspection and maintenance requirements that preserve a system's ability to achieve acceptable thermal comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality in new and existing commercial buildings.This checklist from the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) will help building owners and operators understand how to properly evaluate contractors and ensure that they are getting the proper maintenance for their commercial HVAC systems.Slipstream’s "Maximize Your Facility" Videos: HVAC Preventative Maintenance Solutions at a GlanceSlipstream developed the “Maximize Your Facility” video series as a free, quick resource to help building operators learn proactive solutions to common commercial building problems, preventative maintenance strategies, and tips to save energy and improve equipment life.