The summer months are upon us again and the summer heat is well on its way. Soon, it will be the hottest time of the year. Now is a good time to make sure your commercial building is getting adequate air to all rooms.
5 Summer HVAC Tips
You don’t want to wait until the throes of summer heat to find issues with your commercial HVAC system. Take some time now to make sure your HVAC system is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. The following guide will get you started.
1) Summer maintenance checkup.
Before the full-fledged heat of summer is upon us, it’s a good idea to have a professional inspect your HVAC system. Preventative maintenance will ensure your units are always working optimally. By having your cooling equipment inspected, adjusted, and repaired routinely, you will also catch problems early on. A typical inspection will evaluate all electrical connections and adjustment controls, lubricate all moving parts, and make sure all components are in place and working properly.
2) Check air filters.
Check your air filters at least once a month. If they’re clogged or dirty, replace them promptly. Keeping your air filters fresh will allow your units to work as efficiently as they can. If you have an environment with a larger than normal amount of airborne particulates, check your filters more often.
3) Install programmable thermostats.
Programmable thermostats give you enhanced control over HVAC equipment. You can also cut heating and cooling expenses significantly by adjusting temperatures when no one is present in the building or in specific areas.
4) Maintain working units.
It’s important to perform needed maintenance on your units in order to get top performance out of them. If a unit is damaged or broken, repair or replace them as soon as possible. Faulty equipment will reduce your efficiency and end up costing you more in the long run.
5) Increase airflow and reduce leaks.
It’s important to make sure all your HVAC units have adequate airflow. Pay attention to outside units. Make sure they’re clear of all plants, trees, and shrubbery by at least 4 feet. This will help keep the unit running smoothly and keep it clean as well. Inspect your building for leaks. Windows, doors, and duct work will be the main problem areas. Leaks will increase your monthly bill considerably.
Be Cool All Summer
Regular maintenance and early detection will keep your HVAC system running smoothly all year long. Don’t wait until a problem finds you without cool air. Before the summer heat hits in full force is a good time to inspect your HVAC system. Let these summer HVAC tips guide you.
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