Regular maintenance is important to keeping your climate control systems operating efficiently

Keeping your system running efficiently

Climate control systems must be maintained, this includes both regular maintenance visits and following through on minor repairs. The REFCOM F-Gas certification scheme that covers all air conditioning systems directs compulsory regulation as they contain fluorinated gases, bringing in legal requirements for regular leak-testing to maximise the system’s energy-efficiency.

Further benefits of maintaining a HVAC system include healthy indoor air, lower utility bills and increased running efficiency, less frequent breakdown and emergency repairs, and longer life of the system.

Healthy Indoor Air

A properly maintained HVAC unit will not only regulate the indoor climate to a specific temperature but it will prevent problems with air quality. Clean filters and coils ensure indoor air with minimum pathogens and particles.

Lower Utility Bills & Increased Running Efficiency

Saving money is one of the main incentives for regular system maintenance. A well-maintained system is highly efficient and minimises the potential expenses for electricity, heating and cooling. Research shows that dirty or unmaintained units need to work around 20% harder to perform the same cooling and heating quantity as a well-maintained system.

Less Breakdown & Emergency Repairs

Regular maintenance is also important to prevent the need for major repairs or entire replacements and is said to reduce the risk of costly breakdowns by as much as 95%. In addition, most manufacturers require new equipment to be regularly maintained to validate their defects warranty.

An efficiently running system minimises wear-and-tear and is less likely to fail during periods of hard use. By making sure the system is up to date on maintenance checks and inspections significantly reduces the likelihood of the unit breaking down when it is needed the most.

Longer Life of the System

A well-maintained climate control system will function well and provide efficient and cost-effective cooling and heating to a home or building. With regular maintenance, a system may last 15 – 20 years although this will depend on the level of use.

Considering the cost of replacement, it is sensible to maintain the system so that it will operate efficiently for as long as possible.

REFCOM F-Gas certification scheme

AC systems require regular F-Gas leak testing to prevent the release of fluorinated gas into the atmosphere with the aim of reducing environmental damage. Records of F-Gas must be maintained on all equipment; periodical leak-checks are dependent on the type and size of the system. Checks, maintenances, repairs, and decommissioning of equipment containing F-Gas can only be undertaken by qualified engineers.

Calibre Engineers

Calibre service engineers are highly experienced in system maintenance in residential properties and commercial and specialist facilities. Our engineers are trained with all leading AC manufacturers and servicing is carried out in accordance with the Mechanical Services Maintenance Standards set out in SFG20. We maintain over 6,000 assets a year for more than 650 clients across London.