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HVAC fan belts: tighten up your system's energy efficiency

HVAC fan belts, if not properly maintained, can significantly reduce the efficiency of your system and lead to costly premature failure.

If a fan belt is loose, it will slip, and the friction produces more heat. Because the heat must be dissipated by the belt itself, the temperature increase causes further stretching and slipping. This of course results in even more heat being created and the cycle continues.

A slipping belt has a direct effect on fan speed which leads to a reduction in airflow. This makes the building feel warmer, so occupants turn down the thermostat which means the struggling system must work even harder to cool the air. This, you guessed it, means more heat is produced by the system and the vicious cycle continues until the unit inevitably fails.

These problems can be avoided by implementing a regular HVAC maintenance plan, with all components routinely checked and any issues resolved. But how do you fit that into an already tight schedule? That’s where we come in.

Gibbons HVAC Services, as well as being a global supplier of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, provides a comprehensive maintenance, servicing and repair programme for a vast range of commercial and industrial buildings. We’ve installed and serviced HVAC systems in hospitals, hotels, museums, offices and banks to name just a handful.

Take control of your building’s energy efficiency today by calling HVAC Services Manager Andrew Knight on 07850 204915 or email

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