HVAC Maintenance Tips to Follow

When it comes to caring for your commercial business, there are quite a bit of items on your laundry list. From taking care of the books to maintaining the bathrooms, you know you have your hands full. But of all the things on your to-do list, one of the most important things you need to stay on top of is your HVAC maintenance. It’s important that you’re providing your commercial HVAC system with the maintenance can care you need to keep it running efficiently and to save money. If you do things just right, you can avoid costly HVAC repairs and get more longevity out of your HVAC system. Here is a timeline you should be following to ensure that your HVAC unit is always healthy and efficient.

Change Filters Every Quarter

Changing your filter regularly is of the utmost importance. Not only does it help your commercial HVAC system work to the best of it’s ability, but it’s an integral part of healthy indoor air quality. Not changing your air filter will cause your unit to work harder than it needs to, while also diminishing the air quality. The result could be a unit that doesn’t heat or cool right, while also causing itchy eyes, coughing, and sneezing.

Get Yearly Inspections

Whether you’re experiencing issues with your commercial HVAC unit or not, you should have it inspected every year. It’s the best way to ensure that costly issues don’t arise and if there is an issue, you can catch it sooner than later. Not only will it save you on HVAC repairs, but you’ll save money from the efficiency of the unit.

Prepare Your Unit for Every Season

Each season presents a different challenge or threat to your HVAC unit.

Fall

For example, it’s really important to make sure there isn’t any debris surrounding your unit when fall is approaching. As the leaves begin to fall, the added dirt and debris could cause your unit to stop working efficiently.

Winter

Before winter hits, you’ll want to ensure that multiple parts or your unit are in good shape. Here are some of the items to check on.

  • Check for carbon build up in flues.
  • Make sure your flames burn well.
  • Check for cracked heat exchangers
  • Brush boiler tubes.

These are just a few of many different things you can take a look at before the season hits.

Spring

Getting your unit ready for spring is just as important as getting it ready for any other season, but it’s especially important that your HVAC unit functions properly for allergy season. Here’s what you should check on.

  • Check condenser unit
  • Inspect the wiring for damage or rodents.
  • Check the drain lines and refrigerant
  • Check evaporator coils and blower fan.

Summer

Ensuring that your HVAC unit is ready for summer is of utmost importance to the comfort of your commercial building.

  • Clean all coils
  • Check on your controls
  • Lubricate all moving part inside of your commercial HVAC unit.
  • Tighten hoses and coils
  • Check the blower and blades.

By taking care of your commercial HVAC unit, you can ensure that your system will always work for your commercial business. You can also avoid heavy costs in the future and maintain low spending on energy bills as well.

If you’re in need of frequent HVAC maintenance or would like to schedule an inspection, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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