Is Your Commercial HVAC System Ready for Summer?

Summer Energy Saving Tips

Spring is finally here, and it couldn’t be a more perfect time for some spring cleaning. Spring cleaning isn’t just about removing dirt and dust from inside your home, it’s also an ideal time to perform some spring maintenance on your HVAC system. As you turn off the furnace for the winter and prepare to turn on the air conditioning for the summer, prepping your HVAC system is vital. Maintenance now, will prevent your AC system from breaking down on the hottest days of the summer and leaving you and your employees sweltering in the summer heat.

Without proper routine maintenance, HVAC breakdowns are inevitable. These breakdowns impact how businesses operate, the productivity, as well as the comfort of employees. Bachman’s Inc., always pays close attention to detail on every phase of the HVAC preventive maintenance inspection and cleaning services. Their goal is to reduce business owners owning and operating costs while ensuring their buildings are energy efficient, safe, and sustainable.

Below are some tips on how building owners can properly maintain their HVAC systems to prepare for the summer:

  1. Change the Air Filter: Changing and cleaning your air filter is a process that should be completed on a quarterly basis. Although, many business owners push it off due to a misunderstanding of what filters actually do. When transitioning into the warmer months changing your air filter becomes essential. A clean air filter can reduce energy usage and will also improve the air quality by trapping airborne particles like allergens and dust.
  2. Clean the Condensing Coils: Condensing coils play a key role in keeping you and your employees cool during the dog days of the summer by its ability to pump out cold air. In these components the refrigerant is pumped through the system to remove heat from the air. These coils rack up a tremendous amount of dirt and debris during the winter. It is essential they are cleaned often so it is easier for the coils to expel heat. Clogged dirt and debris not only lowers the system’s efficiency, but can also cause premature catastrophic equipment failure.
  3. Inspect and Maintain the Thermostats: One of the most important parts of a commercial HVAC system is the thermostat. It is also one of the only components that building tenants directly interact with. Inspecting your thermostat for aging or malfunction can save your entire system from running inefficiently. Changing the thermostat’s battery is also an important part of maintenance. If the batteries die, your businesses air conditioner will not run. Changing them routinely will ease worries and help avoid sudden failure.  
  4. Run the AC Units: Waiting till summer to turn on your AC Units is a big mistake. Testing out the units after cleaning helps you identify any worn or faulty mechanical components that will cause costly unscheduled downtime. Breakdowns during the hottest days of the year can temporarily shut down businesses till they’re fixed. Spotting problems before they occur will save you and your business a lot of time, money and energy in the long run.

 

At the end of the day, spring cleaning all aspects of your business will help 100% of time. Keeping up with your HVAC system will help avoid future disasters and breakdowns. It is important to have a cleaning routine for your system especially when the seasons change.

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