Springtime’s return is the perfect opportunity to perform seasonal preventive maintenance on your commercial HVAC system. Keep reading to learn how to clean and replace essential components, reduce energy costs, and save money on repairs.
The Benefits of Creating a Commercial HVAC Preventive Maintenance Checklist
Commercial heating and cooling systems need thorough and routine maintenance to ensure they can provide air conditioning without downtime or excessive energy costs. Business owners who want to create a comfortable environment for their clients and employees should prepare a detailed commercial HVAC maintenance checklist that accounts for your HVAC unit’s vital components.
When you create and carry out a comprehensive spring HVAC checklist, either by yourself or with the help of an experienced HVAC professional, you enjoy an exceptional heating and cooling system all year long.
Other benefits include:
- Improved air quality and balanced humidity levels
- Less expensive and less frequent HVAC equipment repairs
- Increased HVAC equipment efficiency
- Reduced energy costs
How To Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Summer
Before you start cooling off your building, follow these tips to prime your AC unit for the spring and summer seasons.
Change the Air Filters
Air filters remove contaminants such as dust, dirt, mold, pollen, and other microscopic substances that negatively impact the air quality inside your building. An ineffective air filter can create an uncomfortable environment for your clients and employees.
Clean your filters every 90 days to keep them in good condition. Never hesitate to check your filters between scheduled maintenance appointments and clean or replace them if dirty.
Check the Refrigerant
Your HVAC system needs refrigerant to capture and release heat. As part of your spring HVAC maintenance checklist, report the amount of refrigerant in your system and restore the substance to manufacturer-approved operational levels. If you aren’t sure how to properly check or replace the refrigerant, reach out to a qualified professional and allow them to perform maintenance.
Inspect Your Outdoor Condenser Units
The condenser unit is kept outdoors, often inside a cabinet. You should keep these components clean year-round to ensure performance. Clear mud, leaves, trash, and other debris from the vents and clean the coils thoroughly. Wash your cabinet down with water and detergent and straighten any bent coils.
Check Electrical Connections
The winter season can severely damage your electrical connections. If you don’t check the integrity of your connections as part of your spring HVAC maintenance routine, the whole process could go wrong. To protect your HVAC unit, clean and tighten all loose components.
Survey the Drainage Pipe
The condensate drain is a tray that collects the moisture produced by the air conditioner coil. If the water the drain collects doesn’t drain properly, you may experience an overflow or clogged drainage pipe, damaging your HVAC unit.
To ensure your drain line can effectively remove moisture from the air and prevent leaks, clear out any excess water or obstructions from the equipment and make sure the hose between the hose and drain are undamaged and positioned correctly.
Address All Indoor Equipment
Clean your HVAC unit’s indoor equipment. Treat your evaporator coils, control panels, and fans.
Program Your Thermostat and Controls
Poorly calibrated control systems lead to energy waste and higher costs. Ensure your thermostat and system controls are monitoring the building effectively and are turning off and on as they should. A properly programmed thermostat maximizes your commercial building’s energy use and extends your air conditioner’s lifespan.
Test Your AC Unit
After completing your spring HVAC checklist, test your system and ensure everything is running correctly. Confirm that air circulation meets your expectations and that the HVAC system isn’t working harder than it should. Check for any leaks you may have missed and call a professional if you discover issues beyond your expertise.
Partner With Frazier Service Co. To Carry Out Your Spring HVAC Checklist
Creating and implementing a spring HVAC maintenance plan can be challenging for a business owner. They’re swamped with so many other responsibilities that ensuring the health of their HVAC system may have slid to the bottom of the to-do list.
Frazier Service Co. handles your HVAC unit’s preventative maintenance, so you don’t have to. We’re commercial building solution experts with cutting-edge management strategies. Our team has served Georgia for over 40 years, providing business owners with efficient maintenance services that increase equipment lifespan, improve air quality, and avoid downtime. Our strategies are cost-effective and tailored to match your needs.
Ready to tackle spring HVAC maintenance with confidence? Reach out today.