Managing and maintaining a strata council for your building or neighborhood is tough work.
There are challenges with operating the physical space, budgeting, maintaining reserves and dealing with the needs of all of the strata members. One of the key responsibilities of many strata councils is ensuring that the plumbing, heating, and HVAC equipment that fall under their control are properly maintained and serviced and done so in the most cost effective manner. If you are on a strata council or are part of one, here are some key things to take into consideration:
Know your requirements!
One of the first steps when managing a strata is knowing what aspects of the building or development you are responsible for. Are there furnaces, air conditioners or plumbing that fall under your jurisdiction? If so, it is up to the strata to ensure they are properly serviced, repaired and maintained. Ensuring that they are regularly serviced will reduce the likelihood of expensive and inconvenient emergency repairs. Once you know exactly what the strata is responsible for, you can develop a service plan that best suits your needs.
Service and Maintenance is cheaper than repairs!
Well maintained and serviced equipment runs more efficiently, lasts longer and is far cheaper in the long run. By hiring a reputable company such as Vision Mechanical Ltd. in Kelowna to regularly service all of your equipment, you will both achieve the least expensive long term costs and will also have the peace of mind of knowing that your equipment is in good shape. There is nothing as annoying as having equipment break down at an inconvenient time and being flooded with calls from strata members. In addition to saving money on emergency repairs or break downs, regularly serviced and well maintained equipment runs more efficiently and effectively, reducing power and operating costs for the strata.
What to look for in an HVAC service company?
Periodically reviewing your service providers is one of the tasks of a strata council. By taking a look at the services you need and who can best provide them you are ensuring that your members are well served.
When looking for an HVAC service company, consider these points:
Is the company experienced with strata and commercial HVAC work? How long have they been in business? Are the owners involved and active in the business ensuring you are receiving the best service?
Who else does the company work for in the Okanagan? Do they have solid referrals and testimonials? Do they have other references you can check? Reputation is very important as it is your guarantee that the company will also perform well for you. Find a company with solid experience in the region, stable ownership and good customer reviews.
Licensed and Certified
It is critical that the firm you choose be licensed and certified to perform the work you are looking for. Insist on seeing their credentials and knowing that you are working with professionals and experts.
As with licensing and certification, it is important that the firm you choose be insured and have the appropriate Workers’ Compensation and other insurance in place. Insist on working only with well run, professional firms.
Hire a great company and know that you are in good hands
Your strata is important to you and all of your neighbors. There are so many aspects to keeping it running efficiently, inexpensively and amicably. By hiring a professional, experienced plumbing and heating company like Vision Mechanical Ltd., you can ensure that this important part or your building or developments success is taken care of. Knowing that experienced technicians are regularly inspecting and maintaining your equipment ensures that you don’t need to worry about an untimely breakdown or unexpected maintenance costs.
Contact the professional team at Vision Mechanical Ltd. in Kelowna today and we can provide you with an estimate and overview of our service plans. A maintenance plan from Vision Plumbing, Heating and Cooling will ensure that all your HVAC needs are taken care of!
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