Unsure of how to take care of your commercial HVAC system from season to season? Our commercial heating and air conditioning repair team has you covered, with the details on essential seasonal maintenance tasks. This spring, ensure your commercial AC is in tip-top shape before summer weather extremes push the limits of your system.
Spring Commercial HVAC Maintenance Checklist
Our commercial HVAC mechanical services recommend regularly performing these tasks:
- Change AC filters
Regularly changing air filters is one of the most important maintenance tasks. Dirt buildup in filters forces your system to work harder, negatively impacting your system’s performance and lifespan. Dirty filters also distribute dirt through essential AC components and your business, affecting indoor air quality.
- Clean coils and fan
Fifty percent of summer AC failures are the result of improper cleaning. Evaporator coils, condenser coils, and fan blades clogged with layers of dust, dirt, mold, and plant debris drag down the performance of your system, making it difficult for your commercial HVAC system to maintain temperature.
- Maintain drain lines
Drain lines must be regularly cleaned according to the manufacturer’s instructions to prevent clogs from dirt, minerals, mold, and mildew that can lead to leaks and water damage inside your building.
- Inspect electrical components
It’s best to regularly inspect the wiring in your commercial HVAC system for loose connection, shorts, and visible damage from animals that may have sought shelter in your system over the winter.
- Check refrigerant levels
A system with low refrigerant levels will have difficulty maintaining temperature. If levels are low, this indicates a leak.
- Verify thermostat function
Your thermostat serves as the brain of your system. If it is not reading the temperature accurately or engaging the system as it should, it could lead to an uncomfortable indoor climate and wasted energy. A minor investment in upgrading to a new smart thermostat offers superior comfort and savings.
- Check for adequate airflow
Check for furnishings blocking vents and registers and ensure airflow is evenly distributed through all vents and registers.
Well Maintained Commercial HVAC Systems Save Energy
Regularly performing these basic maintenance tasks will keep your system running at peak performance – however, our commercial HVAC contractors want you to know this list is not all-inclusive. Rooftop units, heat pumps, VRF systems, chiller/cooling towers, water-cooled systems, dehumidifiers, and more all have unique care requirements. The type, age, location, and usage of your system may also affect maintenance frequency. A customized commercial HVAC maintenance plan is best to ensure peak performance, keep energy costs in check, and prolong the life of your system.
Make sure your commercial HVAC system gets the timely, expert care it needs. Contact H & H Commercial Services to schedule a full system inspection or to learn more about our commercial maintenance plans today.