Commercial heating and cooling requirements vary from location to location and will depend on the local climate and the working environment that requires the HVAC system. Here are a few things to consider when it comes to keeping your commercial HVAC system in tip-top condition.
How old is the system?
An older system is more than likely going to need more maintenance than a newer one. With the introduction of smart HVAC systems, technology is really assisting with telling us when it's time for a little HVAC – TLC. Older models are less likely to let us know when they need some help until they start to show signs of not being happy, which could result in costly maintenance and repair fees.
Are the air filters clean?
Your commercial HVAC System will also clean and filter the air, but over time, as with anything they can collect dust, dirt and debris. Depending on the size and model of your system, this may be something that can be fixed by a member of staff. However, it's worth getting the help of your local HVAC contractor to make sure the job is done properly if you have any doubts as to how to clean the filters correctly.
Is the thermostat in good condition?
If the thermostat isn't in good condition then chances are the system won't be working efficiently. This is possibly the only part of your system that will come into contact with other people on a regular basis (if you don't have a programmable thermostat) and quite often is the source of an inexpensive repair. Keep the thermostat in good condition and run regular diagnostics if your particular model has those features, to check all is working correctly.
Have the refrigerant levels been checked?
Refrigerant is vital in keeping the air cool. If your unit is blowing out warm air then the refrigerant level may be too low. Low levels can also mean that your commercial HVAC system is having to work even harder than it needs to and as a result, you'll see a rise in your heating and cooling bills.
When was it last serviced?
Do you know when it was last serviced? You'll be surprised how this important information is unknown, so make sure you keep a record of any maintenance and service you have carried out on your system so that you can identify when it might be time to call on the professionals to give your heating and cooling system a thorough check.
These are a few of the checks you should consider when it comes to your commercial HVAC maintenance. If you would like to speak with us to find out more, then contact us and one of our helpful team will be happy to assist.