Maintaining Your HVAC System

Aug. 25, 2009

Buildings At the Moment, Helping Facilities Professionals Make Smarter Decisions

Maintaining your HVAC systems not only protects the equipment – it also protects the people in your building from discomfort and IAQ concerns, and protects you from a lawsuit. There are many ways to make sure that indoor air is kept at appropriate levels.

In addition to keeping IAQ in check, routine maintenance can also lower utility costs and reduce equipment-replacement costs. Check out these tips from a variety of sources about HVAC maintenance and preservation.

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