While it’s still nice and warm outside right now, winter is coming. Along with it will come plenty of snow, strong winds, and chilly temperatures. All of these elements can be hard on your commercial HVAC system. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prepare your commercial HVAC system for the cold. If you check these items off your list, you’ll be in great shape going into the winter.
Change the Filter
The HVAC filter captures dust and dirt so it does not get scattered through your building. However, once a filter becomes too full, the HVAC system has to work harder to get air through it. This can lead to higher energy bills, and it also increases wear and tear on your HVAC equipment.
It’s wise to change your HVAC filter before winter. Order a couple of extras to keep on-hand so you can change the filter every month or two during the heating season. If you have a commercial HVAC maintenance contract, filter changes are likely included in that contract.
Seal Any Leaks
Leaky ductwork can lead to wasted energy, and it can also interfere with proper heat distribution throughout the building. Have a commercial heating contractor look over your ducts. They can seal any leaks and replace any ductwork that may show more extensive damage. While they are there, your contractor will likely also fill any gaps around vents to prevent cold air from leaking into your home.
Lubricate Blower and Replace Belts
If you have a rooftop HVAC unit, make sure you have an HVAC rooftop equipment service company to come and maintain it before winter. The contractor will lubricate all moving parts including blower bearing which will reduce the friction between them and help minimize damage. They’ll also adjust the blower belt and inspect for replacement when needed. For more involved HVAC repairs.
How Comfortable is Your Team
Most people that share office space find comfort is sometimes challenging. Not everyone is comfortable at the same temperature, Sally likes it 74 degrees and Charlie likes it at 68 degrees. How we help bridge the gap in desired comfort levels is by installing averaging temperature sensors throughout the building. This technology really helps improve comfort settings and even helps morale within your team.
As the weather grows colder, make sure you provide your commercial HVAC system with the seasonal maintenance it requires. If you’re looking for heating and commercial air conditioning companies in the Philadelphia area, contact H & H Commercial Services. Our experienced, commercial HVAC contractors will be happy to help.