HVAC systems are among the largest energy consumers in commercial buildings. As such, you want to ensure they get the appropriate maintenance care throughout the year for consistency and efficiency. However, you may not know how to choose a commercial HVAC preventative maintenance contractor, especially if you are not an expert in the field.
Fortunately, you can use a checklist to help you compare the different contracts and service providers before making your final decision. The service provider you choose should offer the following services:
AC Maintenance for Spring and Summer
Maintenance tasks include:
- Checking the refrigerant charge, electrical connections, coils of the condenser, and evaporator.
- Ensuring the airflow, blower motor, and fan are in good condition.
- Inspecting the thermostats, pans, and drain lines
- Lubricating the moving parts, pulleys, and belts
Heating Maintenance for Fall and Winter
Your HVAC contractor should:
- Replace the filter on the heating system
- Lubricate the moving parts
- Check the condition of the pulleys, belts, pans, and drain lines
- Inspect the fan, blower, burner assembly, ignition, heat exchanger, and thermostats
- Ensure the electrical connections are in good condition
In addition to the seasonal preventive HVAC maintenance services, your service provider should also:
- Change the air filters in regular intervals.
- Check for any physical signs that something may be wrong with your system. For example, they should check for leaking parts, rust, disconnected pipes, and clogged refrigerant lines.
- Recalibrate the system twice a year.
- Clean the condenser coils and AC evaporator to eliminate fungi, dirt, and mold that gradually find their way here and affect your system’s efficiency.
While your regular maintenance staff can carry out some maintenance tasks on your HVAC system, others need the input of a professional HVAC technician. Reach out to Tri County Air Care professionals for HVAC maintenance services to keep your system operating at maximum efficiency.