HVAC maintenance is a key part of the upkeep of commercial facilities. In addition to keeping the building occupants comfortable, proper maintenance can help prevent losses due to HVAC system failure. As a commercial facility owner or manager, keeping up with the right maintenance routine can help ensure reliable heating and air conditioning all-year-round. In today’s post, McMaster shares the things you should have on your commercial HVAC maintenance checklist.
Change the air filters
Air filters trap impurities in the air and help maintain good indoor air quality. In a residential HVAC system, you can count on needing a new air filter every three months as they get filled to capacity. In commercial systems, this can vary widely depending on factors such as the size of the air filters, the filtering material and the office environments themselves. Make it a point to include air filter inspection as a part of your monthly maintenance routine, and have replacement filters ready if needed.
Recalibrate your system twice a year
During seasons of heavy heating and air conditioning use (the winter and summer seasons, respectively), your commercial HVAC system has to be optimized to meet your facility’s needs. This means you have to make sure that your building’s thermostat settings are calibrated for these changes. Many people think that calibration is a minor, insignificant task. However, think about how a simple programmable thermostat at home can help you save on your energy costs — and imagine what the same could do for a larger facility!
Clean the evaporator and condenser coils
A typical commercial HVAC system has both evaporator and condenser coils sited at the outdoor unit, which may be located on the roof. Both types of coils need to be clean to better release the heat that passes through them. Over time, these coils can become encrusted with dust and dirt, which may reduce their efficiency and increase the workload on your HVAC system. Evaporator and condenser coils should be cleaned at least once a year, and most types can be cleaned using a combination of pressurized air and commercially-available cleaners.
Call McMaster for All Your HVAC Needs
It also helps to work with an HVAC company that can handle important maintenance tasks like tune-ups and preventative repairs. That’s why you should call McMaster at (949) 481-7995. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Orange County.