Business and commercial building owners spend a good amount of money on overhead costs such as mortgage, energy and building maintenance.
Lowering your energy bills is a good place to start when it comes to cutting some of those expenses. And your HVAC system is a good place to look first for those savings.
HVAC systems can be among the biggest energy consumers in commercial buildings. That’s why it is so important to maintain your commercial HVAC system through a solid and consistent maintenance plan.
Check in with your HVAC professional on the best maintenance plan for your specific system. Here are some things that will need to be checked on a regular basis:
Outdoor components. The compressor should be inspected once a year. The coil and cabinet need to be inspected and cleaned. The fan motor and blades should also be inspected and lubricated, not to mention you should inspect the control box, switches, wiring and safety controls. Check the refrigerant level and recharge if necessary.
Indoor components. Check and clean your blower and burner assembly along with combustion blower housing. Clean and clear the evaporator coil, drip pan and condensate lines. Check the safety controls and heat exchanger. And have your duct system checked.
Air filters. You should check your air filters every few weeks to ensure they haven’t been clogged with debris. Change those same filters every few months. By ensuring your air filters are kept clean can lower your energy costs by quite a bit.
Thermostats.Check your thermostats each season to make sure they are operating correctly and your system isn’t running more than it should.
With proper maintenance, your HVAC system will operate more efficiently with increased energy savings.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about your commercial HVAC system, just give us a call! We’re here to help!