During the cold and frigid nights of winter season, your HVAC system is definitely the most valuable equipment in your commercial building. And fall is the perfect time to get it scheduled for maintenance. Doing this ensures that your building is cozy and comfortable throughout the cold season.
Here are the top HVAC maintenance tips that we have compiled for you:
Regular Routine Maintenance
Commercial HVAC system requires special care and maintenance. They are more complex than air conditioning or heating systems you have at home. Routine maintenance is one way to make sure that they will not break in the middle of the peak season by preventing potential issues.
According to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the areas that should be covered during maintenance includes controls, condensate drain, lubrication, electrical connections, and thermostat settings.
Replace HVAC Air Filters
Dirty air and neglected air filters can cause poor indoor air quality and poor performance. As a rule of thumb, it should be replaced every two months or more often. When you do this on a regular basis, it guarantees that your commercial HVAC will work dependably.
Evaluate Heating-Specific Parts
Checking your heating specific parts and its condition is also one of the most important maintenance tasks as suggested by the EPA. It is best to inspect components such as heat exchanger, gas pressure, burner exchanger, and all gas & oil connections ahead of time before the winter season arrives.
Failure to keep up with maintenance could lead to problems like fire hazard and can put the health and safety of your employee at risk. Check them regularly and get the issues fixed right away.
Assess Sounds or Smells
If you noticed a strange noise or sound coming from your HVAC system or any odd smell, it only means that there’s an issue that should be addressed as soon as possible.
Clean the Outdoor Unit
Once the summer season ends, you also need to check your outdoor unit especially if it’s exposed to weather elements. It is best to clean it with a mixture of hypochlorite and bleach to get rid of the droppings.
Inspect Other Components
While inspecting your HVAC system, you should not forget checking other important components like safety controls, blower motor, ducts, and fan. Moreover, don’t forget to clean integral parts of the system such as evaporator coil, ignition system, and blower assembly.
Commercial HVAC system maintenance is something that you shouldn’t ignore. Air Anytime is your reliable residential and commercial HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance contractor. Contact us now to set up an appointment!