I just spent $3,700 for a dealer to inspect and repair my daughter’s 8-year-old passenger minivan. The value of the vehicle is about $4,200; however, a new replacement would have set me back $27,700 (less the trade-in value). In my opinion, this is still the most economical vehicle to own and drive, and my decision to repair is a good one. I got 14 years and 404,000 miles out of my passenger minivan. Can this thought process carry-over to a facility’s central plant? Definitely, maybe.
In 2018, ASHRAE updated Standard 180, “Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC System,” an ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA industry standard. This is a minimum standard for new and existing buildings, and section 5 includes a list of required inspection and maintenance tasks by system or major equipment type.