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The Benefits of Preventive Maintenance

The Benefits of Preventive Maintenance

Everyday Baker Group Customers benefit from high-quality preventive maintenance. Much of the benefit of preventive maintenance is the "prevention" part - meaning if you do it, bad things won't happen to your equipment. But how do you calculate the cost-benefit of something that may or may not happen? Consequences vary wildly by customer, industry, time of year and type of problem.

The three main benefits of preventive maintenance are: 

Increased Energy Efficiency

Dirty, clogged equipment has to work harder and longer to create the same amount of heat or cooling. Industry guidelines for savings from preventive maintenance include: cleaning coils (5% to 15% energy savings), changing filters (10% to 15% energy savings), realigning belts (8% to 10% energy savings), tuning burner efficiency (12% to 15% energy savings), and operating sequence adjustments (20% to 25% energy savings). Source U.S. Department of Energy

Reduced Downtime = Increased Productivity

Spend a little...save a lot. Testing equipment during maintenance often catches equipment problems before they cause noticeable malfunction or damage.

Equipment Longevity

A machine not properly maintained has a shorter life expectancy, which leads to early equipment replacement or frequent component change-outs. Customers who use Baker Group for preventive maintenance typically realize a 20% longer equipment life.

Baker Group wants to be an extension of your business by helping you reduce your TOTAL annual operating costs.

If you are interested in learning more about our preventive maintenance program, tailored to meet your facility needs, contact Dale Drent and Expect the Best. 

About Baker Group

Founded in 1963, Baker Group is the Midwest’s premier full-service specialty contractor providing services to clients from offices in Des Moines, Davenport and North Liberty, Iowa. With nearly 600 employees, Baker Group provides: mechanical, sheet metal, electrical, building automation, process automation, security systems, fire alarm systems, parking/revenue controls and service of everything they install. By providing these services in house, greater efficiencies are achieved and better coordination is provided. With everything Baker Group does, you can always Expect the Best.


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