Does your commercial or residential building have an HVAC economizer? If you live in a climate where it gets cool at night and in the morning, having an HVAC economizer on your rooftop unit is a great way to save money.
A maintenance plan includes a lot more than knowing what needs to be fixed and when. Instead a THOROUGH maintenance plan should reduce costs and downtime as well as boost long term ROI and productivity. There are four different maintenance actions or "modes" that, when working together simultaneously, create a larger strategy that's guaranteed to improve asset and facility efficiency. Here's what you need to know about these four modes and how they can help your maintenance department succeed.
As winter comes to a close, most maintenance departments begin preparing for the spring thaw. This means taking stock of spring-related regular and preventative maintenance tasks as well as preparing seasonal equipment. Depending on the size of your facility and number of staff, this can be a big job. Why not make things easier on yourself and your employees with the help of Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS)?
Your busy maintenance department relies on everything from user manuals and training booklets to MSDS forms and work orders just to keep things up and running. Of course, it doesn't stop there. You also rely on invoices, estimates, parts and inventory records, asset tracking sheets...and the list goes on and on...
In short, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is how much an asset costs from the time of purchase, throughout the course of its lifetime. This includes its original purchase price and all expenses incurred from start to finish including:
- Acquisition Cost – An asset’s overall purchase price
- Operation Costs – Training, operating, utility
- Maintenance Costs – Repairs and upkeep (both parts and labor)
- Downtime Costs – Financial loses as a result of asset downtime
- Resale Value – Current value of an asset retains after a certain amount of time and usage
You’re already aware of the benefits that come along with implement Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS). From instant work order requests to preventative maintenance, there’s no doubt CMMS will lead to improved productivity, efficiency and safety. As long as you can get your team on board.
This year has seen many natural disasters around the globe. From the devastating "Camp Fire" wildfires in California to the strongest hurricane to hit the the east coast in almost 30 years , it's clear that the best defense against the unexpected is to be prepared.
If you've already heard of CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Software), you're already aware of the value it can bring to your maintenance department. From work orders and preventative maintenance capabilities to document storage and asset tracking, there's no doubt CMMS can dramatically improve facility maintenance.