Prevent PM Budget Cuts with Hard Facts & Figures
Every good facility manager knows that preventive maintenance is absolutely critical to the efficiency
and longevity of an HVAC system. And many facility managers have experienced the frustration of having
their PM program downscaled or cut entirely due to budgeting decisions made by upper management. More
often than not, this is due to the fact that they are not supplied with the necessary data to make an informed decision. Preventive maintenance, when represented as a static dollar amount with no attached value, practically begs to be cut from an overhead budget.
Ensuring that your PM program budget is safe can be accomplished by educating decision-makers with concrete facts and figures demonstrating the ROI of preventive maintenance vs. deferred maintenance, reactive repairs, and premature equipment replacement. Chillers, for example, commonly fail at 15 years with lack of PM, while properly-maintained chillers typically last 20-25 years, and sometimes as long as 30 years. Calculated over time, this can account for savings in the tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of dollars. Poorly-maintained systems consume far more energy than those that receive regular PM, and frequent repair expenses can add up to alarming numbers.
We often hear facility managers lamenting budget cuts, not realizing that the situation could have been avoided had they provided decision-makers with accurate and compelling facts about their building systems. If you need assistance, please contact MSC’s Pete McGrath at 973-884-5000.
About MSC - The Go To Guys
We are a service subspecialist in the technical intricacies of HVAC, process cooling, and building automation systems in commercial, industrial, and institutional environments. MSC is recognized as the leading industry expert in solving elusive problems and attaining peak performance from clients’ mechanical equipment and overall systems.
Located in northern New Jersey, MSC is the only specialized contractor of our kind in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. We are MSCA STAR-qualified, NEBB-certified, fully-licensed in electrical, plumbing and HVAC, and our engineers and technicians are the most knowledgeable in our field.
Mechanical Service Corp.
41 South Jefferson Road
Whippany, NJ 07981