Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start preparing your HVAC system for the warmer weather ahead. Ignoring seasonal HVAC service can lead to a host of problems that can result in otherwise avoidable costs. As a business owner or facility manager, it’s essential to prioritize HVAC preventative maintenance to keep your system running smoothly and your employees and customers comfortable and healthy.
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Seasonal HVAC Service for Your Business
Regular HVAC maintenance is crucial for the efficiency, longevity, and safety of your HVAC system. Neglecting seasonal HVAC service can lead to expensive repairs, energy bills, and compromised indoor air quality. In a business setting, this can also result in a decrease in employee productivity and customer satisfaction.
Ignoring seasonal HVAC service can also void your system’s warranty, leaving you to foot the bill for any unexpected repairs or replacements. Additionally, without proper maintenance, your HVAC system may be more prone to breakdowns and malfunctions, leading to costly emergency repairs and interruptions in your daily operations.
Moreover, HVAC maintenance plays a critical role in ensuring a safe and healthy indoor environment for your employees and customers. A neglected HVAC system can lead to poor indoor air quality, causing respiratory issues, allergies, and other health problems. This could negatively impact employee attendance – ultimately hindering operation efficiency and unhappy customers.
HVAC Preventative Maintenance: Prepping for Warmer Weather
The importance of seasonal HVAC service is obvious, but how can a facility prepare the HVAC system for the upcoming warmer weather? Here are some HVAC prep tips to get you started:
1. Check Outdoor Components
Winter weather can take a toll on your HVAC system, so it’s wise to check the outdoor components of your system. You’ll want to inspect and clean the coil, the cabinet, the control box, compressor, switches, wiring, and even the safety controls should also undergo a thorough inspection. If needed, lubricate the fan motor and blades. Now would be a good time to check on the drain pans, the condensate lines, to make sure they are clear of any obstructions. Finally, you should measure the refrigerant level and if it’s too low, then go ahead and recharge it.
2. Inspect Indoor Components
After verifying the operation of your HVAC system’s outdoor components, it’s time to check the indoor components. Start by checking the blower assembly and cleaning it as needed. Then, look at the belts and lubricate or clean them if necessary. Next, clean the combustion blower housing, evaporator coil, drip pan, and condensate lines. Lastly, check the heat exchanger, duct system, burner assembly, control box, wiring, and connections by adjusting as necessary.
3. Don’t Forget to Replace Air Filters
Air filters should be replaced every three to six months to ensure efficient HVAC operation. Dirty filters can cause your system to work harder, increasing your energy bill and shortening your HVAC unit’s lifespan. So, make sure to replace the filters before summer starts.
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4. Program Thermostats
The office may be comfortable at 70 degrees in the winter, but in the summer, that temperature may be too warm for everyone – employees and customers alike. Whether you’re trying to save energy or strike a balance between outdoor and indoor air, it’s likely your thermostat will need to be adjusted in the new season. Make sure to program your thermostat accordingly for optimal comfort and energy efficiency.
5. Check the System Periodically
Periodic checks on your HVAC system are essential and provide peace of mind when it comes to the high stress that warmer weather places on your HVAC equipment. Without these checks, the likelihood of costly repairs will be much like the temperature, on the rise.
Moore’s: Your Partner for HVAC Preventative Maintenance
This is a busy time for all facility managers, and you may not always have time to perform maintenance yourself. That’s where Moore’s Electrical and Mechanical can make your life easier. We offer HVAC preventative maintenance services to ensure you have a properly functioning heating and cooling system all year long! Our technicians can help get your building ready for warmer weather so that you don’t have to worry about costly repairs or system breakdowns during peak season.
With summer fast approaching, it’s crucial to perform preventative maintenance on your HVAC system now. By following the tips mentioned above and partnering with a reputable HVAC service provider like Moore’s Electrical and Mechanical, you can rest easy knowing that your HVAC system is ready to handle the heat. Schedule your on-site visit today for commercial HVAC solutions unique to your facility!