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AHU Maintenance

AHU maintenance is crucial to the lifespan of your HVAC unit. Lack of regular AHU maintenance can lead to breakdowns or hazards.  

Robinsons Facilities Services offers AHU maintenance across Yorkshire. Our qualified engineers are on hand for reactive repairs, planned preventative maintenance, and emergency call-outs. Contact us today at 01423 226578 or send an enquiry for more information or a free quote.

What Is an AHU?

The Air Handling Unit (AHU) is a vital part of the HVAC system, as it is the central unit that supplies conditioned air to buildings through ductwork. It typically contains components like fans, coils, dampers, and filters to circulate air. Like many other critical features of an air conditioning system, obstructions can restrict this airflow, making it less energy efficient. As such, regular maintenance is essential.

What Does AHU Maintenance Involve?

A complete AHU maintenance programme involves thoroughly inspecting, cleaning and replacing key AHU components. This includes: 

  • Cleaning fan blades, motors, housing, coils, drip pans, valves, ducts to remove dust buildup
  • Checking/replacing air filters
  • Lubricating motors and bearings
  • Inspecting/replacing belts and pulleys
  • Testing controls and sensors
  • Checking heat exchangers
  • Testing emergency shut-offs
  • Verifying proper drainage
  • Checking for leaks, blockages or obstructions
  • Confirming proper airflow

Proactive maintenance prevents problems, improves airflow and air quality, reduces energy costs, and extends the lifespan of the AHU. Therefore, it makes sense to have a professional facilities service on hand to take care of all your AHU maintenance needs. 

Our AHU Maintenance Services

At Robinsons Facilities Services, our expert HVAC engineers have decades of experience in all AHU maintenance services, including:

Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM) 

It’s always best to deal with potential problems before they materialise, and planned preventive maintenance of your air conditioning addresses just that. It ensures that critical features are inspected and cleaned or replaced as necessary before they lead to a breakdown or repair situation. 

At Robinsons Facilities Services, we will work together to create a bespoke planned preventative maintenance schedule for your commercial HVAC system so you can get on with business. Our expert engineers are even available 24/7/365 in case of emergencies.

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AHU Breakdown and Repair

In addition to maintenance services, we also offer AHU reactive repair services. In the event of a breakdown, it is important to get the system up and running as soon as possible and assess any potential safety issues. From swapping out old cooling coils to replacing the entire unit, we can help.

Our team works with all models of HVAC systems and understands the intricate details of AHUs, meaning we can quickly diagnose issues and get you back up and running. 

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Find AHU Maintenance Services in Yorkshire

If you’re looking for AHU maintenance in Yorkshire, our accredited and experienced engineers are here to help. Whether it’s a routine maintenance visit or an emergency breakdown, Robinsons Facilities Services will get you back up and running in no time. 

For expert air handling unit maintenance and repairs in Yorkshire, call our head office on 01423 226578 or send an enquiry, and we’ll get back to you.

Why Choose Robinsons Facilities Services?

  • Adaptable prices
  • 24/7/365 availability
  • Highly trained experts
  • Years of experience
  • Full Yorkshire coverage

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AHU Maintenance FAQs

Properly maintained and looked after, an air handling unit can last well over 20 years. Without maintenance, you can only expect a fraction of this life expectancy and efficiency.

The air handling unit (AHU) works by collecting outside air, removing dust, and allowing fresh and cooler air to enter the building. It simultaneously regulates and circulates air in a building.

An air handling unit is usually in place in a larger commercial building. The building may have multiple AHUs. This means they are often installed out of the way, usually in the basement or on the roof of the building.

Yes, the AHU will generate some noise and this should be considered in the installation of the unit.

AHU maintenance costs vary greatly depending on the number of air handling units, the number of filters, accessibility, and other considerations. Contact us today for a free AHU maintenance quote for your business.

It depends on the type and usage of the unit. We recommend AHU maintenance every 6 months to a year to ensure your system is functioning correctly. 

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