Commercial HVAC Maintenance is an important part of your maintenance regimen to ensure that your systems are running at their peak efficiency. It is important not to ignore any signs of malfunctioning in your system because they could lead to more serious problems if left unchecked. When the system is functioning at full capacity, it ensures that the building maintains a comfortably cool temperature inside and prevents problems such as mold and mildew from occurring.
Here are some tips to help you maintain your commercial HVAC unit:
1. Replace commercial HVAC air filter regularly
Commercial HVAC air filters are designed for the most demanding of environments. They are low-maintenance and have a high durability. However, it is necessary to replace them regularly.
Commercial air filters should be replaced every three months or every 1,500 hours of operation, whichever comes first. It is also possible to purchase an air filter monitor which will alert you when the filter needs replacing.
2. Keep HVAC vents clear of debris and dirt
Debris and dirt can build up on HVAC vents which can affect air quality and increase repair costs. Keeping your HVAC system cleaned periodically will avoid damage to the unit and save you money in the process. Keeping these vents clean will also prolong the life of your system.
3. Keep outdoor condenser coil accessible for easy cleaning
It’s important to keep the outdoor condenser coil accessible for easy cleaning. If the coil is exposed, it will be easier to hose it off when there is a buildup of dirt or debris.
The effectiveness of your AC unit relies heavily on its cleanliness. The coils in an air conditioner are responsible for dissipating heat from the refrigerant, which cools down the air. When dirt and debris accumulate on these coils, they become less efficient at their job because the dirt impedes the airflow. This means that your AC will have to work much harder to produce cold air, which increases energy consumption and operating costs.
4. Clean the HVAC heat pump
The heat pump is an air conditioner and a heater in one. Most heating and cooling systems need to be maintained on a regular basis. This includes the yearly checkup from a professional, but also daily upkeep that includes cleaning the unit.
Checklist for cleaning your HVAC heat pump:
- Turn off power to the unit at the main breaker box
- Turn off water supply to unit
- Use vacuum cleaner with brush attachment, clean filters inside and outside of building, blowing dust away from coils with a high-powered hose or leaf blower
- Wash off dirt, grease and debris from outside of coil fins using a high-concentration household cleaner mixed in water with a stiff brush
5. Hire a professional HVAC company
Alternatively, for better convenience and results, you should have a professional clean and maintain your HVAC unit! If you are interested in hiring an HVAC company, you should be looking for these qualities.
– Extensive training and experience in HVAC
– Proven track record of expertise
– Availability for 24/7 service
Here at Tri County Air Care, we’ve been providing top-notch HVAC services for several years. We have the expertise and knowledge needed to tackle any job, no matter how big or small! Call us now for a free quote!