Landlords' top 3 pain points with HVAC systems
Here are some of the biggest pain points that landlords may face when it comes to HVAC systems:
1. Maintenance and repair costs: HVAC systems require regular maintenance and occasional repairs to ensure they continue to operate efficiently. These costs can add up quickly, especially if the system is old or outdated.
A trustworthy tech and reliability is super important being the honest and true opinion of what's going on with the system is essential. Because you can have a tech come in but is too lazy to do the work to diagnose properly or doesn’t know and will run you a bill you were not prepared for. Midfield Mechanical can help with that providing you with pictures and a clear diagnosis of your HVAC issues.
Another important factor is to keep up with the changing filters and you want to take care of that yourself even though you can put it on the tenant. The tenant will maybe live there one to two years but you will own this property forever. It's recommended changing the filter every 6/8 weeks. No one takes care of your property better than yourself.
In regards to outdated or old systems. Start preparing for it in advance. Save up, because if the system breaks down on you mid winter on one of those 20 degree weather days, it will cost you. At Midfield Mechanical we can do fast swap outs done in a couple of hours.
2. Tenant complaints: If the HVAC system isn't working properly, it can result in tenant complaints about the temperature being too hot or too cold. This can be a headache for landlords, who must deal with the complaints and find a solution.
This is the toughest when you don’t have someone you can call who is okay dealing with tenants and the screaming and complaining. You need someone who knows how to go in and make sure the tenants are happy when the tech leaves. You will get from efficient longer lasting tenants. Midfield Mechanical specializes in dealing with tenants and knows how to keep them happy. We don’t just fix the issue, we create an experience of trust and the tenants will know that you are the best landlord.
3. Energy costs: HVAC systems can be a major contributor to a building's energy costs. This can be especially problematic for landlords who are trying to keep operating costs low while still providing a comfortable living space for tenants.
You pay all of the utilities or just the public area and you want to make sure the tenants are not messing around with any of the systems. Getting the right system, installed correctly with the proper flow, is essential for this.
Overall, landlords must balance the comfort and safety of their tenants with the costs and maintenance requirements of HVAC systems. Finding the right balance can be a challenge, but it is essential for keeping tenants happy and protecting the value of the property.