An efficient commercial HVAC is essential to keeping you and your tenants comfortable and productive, as well as keeping annual energy expenses manageable. In today’s post, local AC repair and maintenance company Mechanical Technologies shares tips on how to get the most out of your commercial HVAC system.
Like any mechanical system, HVAC systems are vulnerable to wear and tear, and therefore require regular maintenance. Your building maintenance checklist should include HVAC tasks such as cleaning and inspections, as well as maintenance appointments with your HVAC professional. There should be two maintenance appointments in a year — one for the cooling season, the other for the heating season. It’s important to note that most HVAC manufacturers include scheduled maintenance among their requirements for warranty coverage — that is, lack of maintenance may result in a voided warranty.
Air ducts can develop leaks that can affect HVAC efficiency, as well as accumulate dust and other particles that can affect indoor air quality. Both problems happen out of sight, which is why you have to include air duct cleaning in your long-term HVAC maintenance plans. Unlike routine HVAC maintenance, air ducts can be inspected, cleaned and resealed every three to five years. This only means this season is a good time as any if you haven’t had your air ducts tended to during the same time. Ultimately, clean air ducts can help reduce business disruptions and ensure the health of everyone in the building.
In addition to regular maintenance, there are a few things that you can do to improve commercial HVAC system efficiency. Proper building insulation can help reduce heat leaks. Your tenants may report drafts, hot spots or condensation on exterior walls or windows — make it a point to address these reports as they’re usually signs of poor insulation. Your HVAC technician can help you plan zones and recommend upgrades like programmable thermostats, all of which can contribute to more precise climates within the building.
Our heater and air conditioner service technicians at Mechanical Technologies can help you get the most out of your commercial HVAC system. Give us a call at (915) 544-1550, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.