Your commercial HVAC system could be one of your biggest investments. As the owner, you must be spending a large chunk of money each year on facility costs. In the US, both industrial and commercial facilities spend approximately $400 billion on energy costs annually. This figure can increase at a massive amount with a defective and inefficient HVAC system.
If you want to generate savings on facility and energy costs, a preventive HVAC maintenance is a key. Here is a maintenance checklist perfect for your commercial heating and cooling system.
- Lubricate or replace belts if necessary.
- Check and clean fan blower to prevent dust and dirt buildup.
- Clean the combustion blower housing to allow a smooth and fresh flow of air.
- Clear evaporator coils, condensate lines, and drip pan.
- Inspect and clean the burner assembly, ignition system, and heat exchanger.
- Test all safety controls.
- Check the wiring, connections, and control box for dislocation and wear. See if they are tightened and in good condition.
- Replace or clean your air filters.
- Examine your duct system for rodents, pests, moisture or dust formation.
- Make sure to clear the condensate lines and drain pans of any obstructions such as bushes, leaves, trunks and all sort of dirt.
- Fence the compressor to avoid wear and damage caused by outdoor and natural elements.
- Inspect and lubricate fan motors and blades.
- Look at all switches, connections, wirings and safety controls.
- Measure the refrigerant level. Recharge if needed.
Cleaning and Replacing of Air Filters
Experts advise having air filters of commercial HVAC system inspected at least twice a month. Scheduling as complete inspection prevents the dust, dirt, and debris from clogging the filters. Change the filters at thrice a year or as per your manufacturer’s instruction. Or, do it if necessary. Clean air filters lower your electric cost up to 15%.
Checking of HVAC System
Let your commercial HVAC contractor perform a periodic check on the system monthly or when needed. Include your thermostat on the inspection to know if it is operating efficiently this season. Repair or replace the thermostat or any parts of the system with damage or tear. Also, check for moisture and mold growth on both indoor and outdoor components.
With a professional HVAC maintenance, you can maximize your savings at the highest level. Do not hesitate to call us at Maddox Residential and Commercial Services for your system’s maintenance needs. Schedule a free estimate today!