The best time to tackle HVAC issues is before they become a problem.
Changes in seasons are rough on your commercial building HVAC equipment. Are you ready for the brutally cold temperatures heading our way? More importantly, is your commercial building ready?
HVAC Preventive Maintenance Tips
- Replace Worn Out Equipment: It is difficult to assign a set number of years your HVAC equipment will last. So much depends on factors such as operating conditions and whether or not you have kept up with annual maintenance. Generally speaking, if your equipment is more than 10 years old you should have a serious conversation about replacement vs. costly repairs. Upgrading your equipment may also save you considerably in energy costs. AEM Mechanical Services, Inc. can help you evaluate your equipment and plan ahead for the most efficient time to replace your equipment.
- Regular Maintenance: It is important to replace your air filters regularly. A dirty air filter will hamper air flow and reduce the efficiency of your HVAC System. This will also cause a heavier load on your equipment, shortening its useful life.
- Balance Air Supply: As the weather cools down you can open several supply registers on your main floor and close a few on higher floors.
- Consider Your Thermostat: First of all, are you using a programmable thermostat? There are many advantages to such a thermostat that can offer considerable operating cost savings. Is the thermostat you using calibrated correctly? A thermostat that is "off" will likely cost you money in the long run.
- HVAC Inspection: Have your HVAC equipment checked twice per year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall. A professional cleaning, inspection and maintenance work will help to extend the life of your equipment and provide savings in energy consumption.
- Communication Saves Time & Money When calling for professional service, make sure you have a full understanding of what is happening and pass the information along to your service provider. The more they know in advance the quicker and more efficiently they can troubleshoot and repair your equipment.
The weather is changing with the seasons, have you called to schedule your Fall HVAC service appointment?