Your commercial HVAC system is robust and designed to last for many years, but like all mechanical equipment, there’s wear and tear which requires cleaning and maintenance as time goes by. This is why it’s essential to service your HVAC system on a regular basis.Are you taking the proper steps to maintain your #HVAC for long term use? It might be time to mark your calendars for a service check. Take a look at @RasMech’s tips to know when to get your HVAC serviced: Click To Tweet
Why Should You Service HVAC Equipment Regularly?
HVAC maintenance may seem like an extra expense, but it can save you from high repair costs when something breaks down. Making this a priority on your calendar will save you time and money in the long run, keep your business running, and make your buildings more comfortable for both your employees and customers. The benefits of commercial HVAC maintenance include:
- Efficient operation, which leads to lower operational costs;
- Fewer breakdowns;
- Improved longevity of your HVAC system; and
- Consistent temperatures making it a more comfortable environment for your employees and customers.
How Often Should You Service Your HVAC?
As a business owner, you should keep a watch on your commercial HVAC equipment; watch for things like water or fuel leaks, and listen for sounds that may be unusual. Not only is this something you need to watch for from a cost perspective, but they can also be a health issue to anybody in the building. Maintaining a service check twice a year will help keep things running smoothly while protecting your system and employees.
In the Fall, you want to service your furnace, boiler, or heat pump. Professional heating maintenance includes:
- Replacing the filter;
- Cleaning the equipment;
- Checking the thermostat settings;
- Checking for obstructions in the exhaust flue;
- Measuring ductwork leakage and making repairs as needed; and
- Performing a safety inspection.
In the Spring you should service your cooling equipment, including air conditioners and heat pumps. Professional AC maintenance entails:
- Replacing the filter;
- Cleaning the coils;
- Straightening the blower fan;
- Inspecting the condensate drain;
- Tightening electrical connections;
- Verifying proper refrigerant charge and fixing any leaks as necessary; and
- Performing a system diagnostics check.
Keeping your HVAC system well-maintained is the best way to guarantee it continues providing proper levels of heating and cooling. If you’re not sure how often your unit should be serviced, feel free to contact us! Are you interested in getting set up with our regular maintenance services? We’re here to help, get started today!