Overview: The school board was facing a $500,000 to $600,000 cost to replace the entire HVAC system due to difficulty in maintaining and repairing the existing system. Contractors claimed that the obsolescence of parts and aging systems allowed no other option. Classroom temperatures ranged from 64 to 78 degrees.
Solution: Star Service proposed an all-inclusive, fixed-cost service agreement to assume the responsibility for preventative maintenance, repairs and equipment replacement for a fraction of the cost. Board members opted for the approach because Star assumed all risk for repairs and replacement of equipment, if required.
This video describes the recommissioning of the system to its original design and the extensive refurbishment required to bring systems to their proper working capacity. As a result, the electrical consumption was reduced by 28% and the classrooms were restored to a consistent temperature throughout the building. The learning environment was greatly improved and the total repair and maintenance cost was eliminated.
The school board implemented the program in the remaining thirteen facilities in order to save more money.