As many schools throughout the country prepare to return to in-person instruction this month, the government and school administrators are suddenly focusing on HVAC systems.

Schools are notorious for out-of-date HVAC systems with little to no maintenance schedules. But with all that we know now about the role of these systems in preventing the spread of COVID-19, it’s no big surprise that many people are now focused on HVAC capabilities.

To prepare for reopening schools, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) issued HVAC maintenance guidelines.

Some states have COVID-19 financial aid that they’ve allocated to schools. They’re encouraging schools to take advantage of this opportunity to upgrade their HVAC system or get the system the maintenance it so desperately needs.

But more than that, facilities need a good computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) that will aid in monitoring and scheduling ongoing maintenance. With so much emphasis on prevention, it’s a great time for facility management teams to evaluate a CMMS.

CMMS and HVAC maintenance scheduling

Maintenance teams manage many assets. From a single light bulb to the enormous task of upkeep on an HVAC system, the work you do helps keep buildings operating smoothly.

A computerized maintenance management system can help your team maintain your facility and prevent the spread of COVID-19 within your facility.

Changing filters within the HVAC system is just another thing on your to-do list, but during the pandemic, it’s one of the more important things on your to-do list. So instead of putting information on a calendar, schedule it in CMMS to get alerts when the maintenance is due.

Schedule it so that your maintenance team doesn’t have to take time away from important tasks and emergency work orders.

Allow your building occupants, such as teachers and administrators, to file a work order when ventilation isn’t good in an area. Then track those maintenance requests from any device using a cloud-based CMMS.

See real-time analytics for work orders and update your maintenance schedules based on historical work order requests.

Simple and fast implementation

Building maintenance needs will continue long after the pandemic has ended. But now is a great time to monitor your building maintenance closely.

Eagle CMMS provides a fast and simple implementation process. You can be up and running with the software in no time.

As cloud-based software, you can access Eagle CMMS from any device, anywhere, anytime. This is incredibly convenient for maintenance teams that oversee multiple locations, such as the buildings within an entire school district.

Before moving from one site to another, check for additional maintenance requests to save on travel time. Or take a look before leaving the main office to make sure you have the necessary supplies to complete all necessary maintenance at a location.

The benefits are incredible and increases in productivity and preventative maintenance can make the software pay for itself.

We’ve been there for businesses since the start of the pandemic providing COVID-19 Resources. Allow us to help you get your HVAC maintenance under control before the start of the school year or the reopening of your building.

Call Eagle at 262-241-3845, send us an email, or schedule a demo now to learn more about the software.