Routine maintenance checkups are crucial to the upkeep and longevity of commercial HVAC equipment. You never know when small issues may pop up, and without regular inspection, these things may go under the radar and grow more problematic – and more costly.
And even if your system is free from damage, it may need to be dusted and cleaned to maintain the proper air quality or have fluids refreshed to run optimally without using excessive energy.
So, if you want to ensure your system is running at peak performance, and save yourself from having to replace expensive equipment, you need to have your HVAC system maintained on the manufacturer-recommended schedule. Specific maintenance will vary depending on the HVAC equipment you have, but the typical maintenance walkthrough looks similar across systems.
Here are some routine maintenance tasks you can expect your technician to complete on your next routine walkthrough:
Coil cleaning and inspection
Check belt tension and replace it as needed
Test safety controls to ensure everything is in line with requirements
Clear drainage lines and drain pans
Inspect electrical elements such as switches and wires
Ensure proper ventilation of heating elements or exchangers
Measure refrigerant levels and, if needed, recharge
Assess and clean burner assembly
Lubricate and inspect fan motor blades
Depending on the equipment you have, some maintenance may need to be performed more regularly. Check with your qualified commercial HVAC service team to see how often they recommend the following:
Clean drip pans and drain lines
Obstructions in your system’s draining can cause a backup of fluids which can lead to mold and mildew. Regular inspection for excess debris is a great preventative maintenance measure.
Check and replace air filters
Many manufacturers recommend replacing your air filter every three to six months, but monthly inspections may be advised to ensure there is no excess dust or debris clogging it.
Change your thermostat settings with the seasons
“Set and forget” thermostat automation is a great time and energy saver for building owners, but forgetting to adjust your settings with the weather can lead to major costs on your energy bill. Regularly checking your thermostat settings can ensure your system isn’t running excessively.
Commercial HVAC maintenance is a key tool in keeping energy costs down and ensuring a long life for your systems. Reach out to your commercial service provider today to schedule your routine maintenance check and guarantee you’re getting the most out of your HVAC.