A Spring HVAC Maintenance Checklist

To actively maintain the service life of buildings and structural components, following a periodic maintenance schedule is the smartest thing to do. Since springtime has warm weather conditions and longer daylight hours, it’s considered the best season for scheduling a maintenance checklist. As you prepare your property for inspections and repairs, make sure to gear up your HVAC system before the cooling demands of summer heighten.

Benefits of Commercial HVAC Maintenance

Since commercial buildings welcome more people than the average household, it’s important for the HVAC system in place to remain clean and spotless and perform well consistently. Make sure to periodically complete maintenance procedures to reap the benefits of the following:

  • Enhanced energy efficiency, which can reduce the chances of overworking the HVAC system, therefore saving significant amounts on energy costs in the long run.
  • Regular maintenance, which improves the quality of indoor air in the building. 
  • Increased reliability of heating and cooling equipment like Carrier HVAC systems, a trusted brand for the ventilation needs of many homeowners and businesses.

Spring Commercial HVAC Maintenance Tips

Clean up your unit. The first step of maintenance is washing dirt, debris and other airborne contaminants off your HVAC system’s condenser unit and outdoor components. Keeping the unit clean not only improves its airflow, it also removes particulates that can trigger allergic reactions.

Update the thermostat and calibrate controls. Most thermostats are designed to be programmable for better energy usage, lowering costs and preventing waste. The same goes for all system controls, so make sure you can switch the equipment on and off as needed. Wiring and electrical connections should also be tightened and cleaned properly before bigger damages can occur.

Check the refrigerant. Your cooling system needs refrigerant to cool your space. Refrigerant transfers inside heat to the outdoors. Make sure the technician checks if the refrigerant is at a manufacturer-specified operational level and also repairs any cracks and holes in the coils to avoid leaks.

Clear the drains. Make sure the drainage lines and condensate pipes are free of blockages and mineral deposits. Water is friendly territory for mold and mildew, so you need to be extra cautious and apply non-toxic chemicals to keep them from growing.

For excellent heating and air conditioning products and services, turn to McMaster Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. We have a dedicated team of professionals who’ll happily meet your ventilation needs. Call us today at (949) 481-7995 or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment. We’re proudly serving residential and commercial clients in Lake Forest and Irvine, CA, and nearby cities.

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