Maintaining an agreeable working environment is essential for any commercial business. For employees, customers, and clients, comfort is an understandable priority, especially when dealing with the extreme temperatures that peak in summer or plummet in winter.
Regular maintenance ensures your HVAC system remains in top working order, allowing operations to continue and keeping everyone within your business safe and comfortable.
5 Tips for Maintaining Your Commercial HVAC System
Keeping on top of your commercial HVAC maintenance will ensure your system maintains its high performance while also helping you get the most from your system. Regular maintenance ensures that problems are identified early, potentially saving you from costly repairs or replacement further down the line.
If you need to call in the professionals (for either scheduled or emergency maintenance), Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air has you covered. But here are a few tips and tricks for making the most of your HVAC investment on your end.
1. Perform preventative maintenance at critical times of the year
Deciding on your maintenance schedule is an essential first step for your business. Most commonly, systems undergo complete maintenance checks in the spring (for cooling systems) and fall (for heating systems). Planning this maintenance secures that your critical HVAC systems are fully functioning in advance of the season ahead.
Otherwise, you’re flirting with foreseeable interruptions during the most extreme seasons of the year, requiring quick and costly repairs or, even worse, a shutdown of operations.
2. Follow an HVAC Maintenance Checklist
Having a checklist to work through can ensure every element of your commercial HVAC maintenance is covered. This checklist should include all of the major components that need to be inspected, cleaned, and replaced, including:
- Drain pans
- Fan motor and blades
- Heat exchange systems
- Interior and exterior cabinets and housing
- Safety controls
- Wiring and connections
A commercial HVAC professional will be able to advise on the checks needed to maintain your HVAC system and carry them out on your behalf.
3. Check and Replace Air Filters
While detailed, professional maintenance is necessary for your HVAC system, there are additional routine checks that you can carry out between visits to ensure things are in working order.
Most filters come with a suggested usage duration. Aside from advice listed on your filter, tepid air, increased electricity bills, reduced air quality, and a heavy layer of dust/contaminants should all tell you that it’s time to replace your filter.
Inspecting your air filters for obstructions is vital for preventing damage and avoidable system failures. By arranging these important checks, you can maintain performance throughout the year.
4. Carry out Periodic HVAC System Checks
Periodic system checks can alert you to issues with your HVAC system. Checking the thermostat, measuring performance, and ensuring effective condensation and drainage systems help you prolong your system’s lifespan. Periodic system checks could also save you money by limiting responsible energy use throughout your property. After all, a healthy HVAC system is a more efficient HVAC system!
5. Partner with a trusted commercial HVAC professional
For the interests of all involved, commercial HVAC maintenance should be carried out by a professional. Commercial HVAC service technicians can keep your systems compliant and give you extra peace of mind. You’ll know that a professional performed and completed all maintenance safely. Working with your HVAC specialist, you’ll be able to tailor a checklist for your HVAC system, strengthening its performance, cost-effectiveness, and durability throughout the year.
Call Dixie, and it’s done!
Looking for a professional company to maintain your commercial HVAC system? Call Dixie today! You can reach us on 334.232.0236 for Montgomery or 334.835.5161 for Auburn. You can also contact us online to make your appointment.