Beat the Heat: Essential Commercial HVAC Maintenance for Summer

As the summer season draws near, it’s crucial to ensure that your commercial HVAC system is ready for the warmer weather by performing some preventative maintenance. To help you get started, here are some tips for preparing your HVAC system for summer.

Inspect Outdoor Components 

After a long winter season, it’s important to ensure that your HVAC system is in good condition and ready to handle the warmer weather. To prepare your system, it’s recommended to perform some preventative HVAC maintenance. This includes checking and cleaning the outdoor components, inspecting the control box, compressor, switches, wiring and safety controls, and lubricating the fan motor and blades if needed. Additionally, you should clear any obstructions in the drain pans and condensate lines and measure the refrigerant level. Recharge the refrigerant if it’s too low.

Inspect Indoor Components 

Proper maintenance of your commercial HVAC system is crucial for safe and efficient operation. Inspect indoor components, clean the blower assembly, combustion blower housing, evaporator coil, drip pan, and condensate lines. Check heat exchanger, duct system, burner assembly, control box, wiring, and connections. Clean ignition system, test safety controls, and inspect the flue system. Replace or clean the air filter regularly. By following these steps, you can ensure the longevity and efficiency of your HVAC system.

Seasonal Thermostat Adjustments

Maintaining a comfortable temperature in your facility is crucial for the well-being of those inside. To balance indoor and outdoor air and save on energy costs, adjust your thermostat according to the season. Reprogramming your thermostat is necessary when switching between HVAC systems to ensure optimal efficiency. Double-check them periodically to promote both comfort and energy efficiency. By taking these steps, you can create a comfortable and safe environment for everyone in your facility.

Schedule An HVAC Check From Our Commercial Services Team

Regular maintenance of your HVAC system is important to ensure it functions properly. Clogs in the drip pan and drain lines can cause moisture backup leading to mold growth, so inspect them monthly. Also, check your thermostat regularly to avoid excess energy consumption.

If you’re a facility manager and don’t have time for maintenance, contact Moore’s Electrical and Mechanical to learn about our HVAC preventative maintenance service agreements.