If you have central heating and air units installed on all of the residential mobile home sites at your rental park, foregoing routine maintenance may have resulted in some of your tenants complaining about the cooling or heating capabilities of their equipment. Besides driving up energy costs due to a unit operating inefficiently, you are subjecting yourself to needing to provide frequent repairs that could be costly. Make the upkeep of equipment a priority and seek units that are more technologically advanced.
An Overview Of All Equipment
If your onsite maintenance crew has been handling problems and is knowledgeable about the basic parts of a standard central and heating unit, request that they perform an onsite inspection of each tenant's heating and cooling system.
If you didn't purchase brand new equipment when you initially opened your park or if some of the units differ in size or possess a range of functions, request that your maintenance crew members take notes that include the heating and air units model numbers and any cosmetic or mechanical issues that will eventually need to be addressed.
Since most older heating and air equipment uses freon as the refrigerant necessary for a machine's operation, you may want to look into newer equipment that utilizes Puron. Puron is better for the environment and is considered the standard for cooling purposes. It is also non-flammable and often less expensive than freon, which can aid in keeping equipment safe and easier to maintain.
The Addressing Of Problems
After you review the information that your maintenance workers provide you with, begin researching the cost of repairs or upgrades that are needed for the existing equipment and compare this amount with how much it would cost if you were to replace some or all of the equipment.
Heating and air conditioning units operate regularly, and if your park is located in a region that encounters very hot summers and extended cold spells, the equipment may be used non-stop and you may be better off investing in new units that come with warranties. Speak to a heating and air technician about the units you currently own and acquire a listing of prices for new equipment that is energy efficient.
Upon the installation of new equipment, your tenants may incur regulated energy bills. Use a new maintenance schedule and service plan to reduce wear and tear and to meet your tenants' needs. A monthly cleaning of each unit, plus a filter exchange, will keep equipment in shape and will alert your employees to any potential issues that need to be addressed.
Talk to an HVAC company if you need help with these tasks.