Commercial HVAC maintenance is an important task for any business. A cool and comfortable building will help to boost both productivity and employee satisfaction in your facility. As the weather warms up, it’s important to prepare for the hot days ahead by taking a close look at your air conditioning system to make sure it’s prepared for the strain of summer.
Clear Off the Condenser Unit
Over the winter months, leaves and debris tend to accumulate in inconvenient areas. Anywhere you can find a small niche or solid corner, you’re likely to see a small pile of leaves, twigs, and litter. Head outside and check the condenser unit for your building’s HVAC system. Clear away the accumulated mess so your HVAC system can breathe freely. If necessary, speak with your building’s landscaping team to make sure the surrounding area is cleared of tall grass and weeds throughout the year.
Change the HVAC Filters
HVAC air filters should be replaced on a regular basis. This is one maintenance task you don’t need a professional service technician for. If your facility uses a pleated air filter; replacement monthly or quarterly may be appropriate depending on use. Charcoal and fiberglass filters should be checked for replacement monthly.
If you’re not familiar with the air filter placement for commercial HVAC systems, make sure your service technician demonstrates this task for you during your next commercial HVAC maintenance visit. Stock up on a 6 – 12 month supply of air filters so you’re prepared to tackle this task on a regular basis. Make sure this job is assigned to someone in the building so it does not get overlooked accidentally.
Schedule a Professional Tune up
You should schedule commercial HVAC maintenance on a regular basis. Preventive Maintenance Agreements help get this accomplished. Ideally, you’ll have commercial HVAC systems inspected once in the spring before you turn on the air conditioning, and again in fall before switching over to heating.
Annual commercial HVAC service includes a thorough inspection of your system’s safeties, wiring, connections, moving parts, air filters, and more. Don’t overlook this important visit. Scheduling maintenance before the heat of summer can help you head off major repairs as temperatures rise.
If you’re ready to schedule your HVAC maintenance, contact Bartingale Mechanical at 715-835-3169 at our Eau Claire, WI office; serving all of western Wisconsin. Our experienced HVAC service technicians will repair and maintain your system for the season ahead.