Spring is here! Now is the optimal time to check your HVAC system and prepare it for summer. Your commercial HVAC has toiled hard throughout the cold temperatures of the winter. Having an experienced HVAC professional check it to prepare it for summer benefits your business in many ways.
Typically, preventative HVAC/R maintenance ensures your system runs more efficiently, decreasing your business energy costs and prolonging its lifespan. Spring, along with fall, is the right time to get that much-needed repair, maintenance, or replacement to avoid a costly business disruption when the HVAC is needed most in scorching or freezing temperatures.
Here is your spring HVAC maintenance checklist:
Check Ductwork for Leaks
Now that we're transitioning from heating to cooling, you need to ensure your air conditioner is ready for the job. Gaps or holes in the ductwork can prove costly as they allow the conditioned air to leak, causing poor system efficiency. Have a professional check and seal your air duct this spring.
Change the Thermostat
Improving HVAC efficiency starts with ensuring that your thermostat is working properly. If your thermostat is old and has often been failing, it's time to upgrade it. Get a smart thermostat and see your energy costs plunging.
Clean or Change Your Air Filters
Your HVAC's air filters play a critical role in the overall system performance and indoor air quality. Spring cleaning is the season to check and remove any debris that has clogged the component over the weeks or months. Changing your air filters every three to six months is also recommended, depending on your needs and system workload. Therefore, if you haven't changed the filters over the winter, replace them with new ones now for optimal system performance.
Invest in a New HVAC System
While repairs and preventative maintenance allow the commercial HVAC to last longer, it reaches a time when doing so is no longer cost-effective. An old system with frequent breakdowns is not ideal for your organization due to the potential disruption of normal operations. Instead of waiting until summer for the scorching temperatures to finally overwhelm your old, inefficient AC, have it replaced this spring. Investing in a new system prepares your business to run seamlessly in the coming months.
Schedule Professional Inspection and Tune-Up
An overall system inspection ensures that any issue or imminent breakdown is averted. An experienced and skilled Temperature Control Mechanical Services technician will check and service electrical connections, refrigerant level, coils of condenser/evaporator, and other HVAC components. The technician will also check the ductwork to ensure no leaks, which can significantly lower your system's efficiency and increase energy costs.
Other things that a professional will perform may include:
- Cleaning and lubricating fans, coils, blower, and other moving components
- Checking normal wear and tear or damage in fans and blades
- Check and clean any obstruction on the drainage hole at the base of the AC cabinet
- Perform an airflow test of your system
- Test for safety controls
Partner With Temperature Control Mechanical Services Today
We know how crucial a working, well-maintained HVAC system is to every business or organization. We have been helping schools, restaurants, convenience stores, assisted living facilities, and corporate chains in the Metro Richmond area, Northern Virginia, for nearly 30 years.
We deal with every aspect of your indoor facility maintenance, from emergency repairs to planned maintenance and everything in between. Talk with our experienced HVAC expert today for a customized solution.