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How To Maintain A Commercial HVAC System

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When you own or manage a business, ensuring that your commercial HVAC system runs smoothly is vital to create a comfortable environment for employees and customers alike. Regular maintenance is the key to keeping your HVAC system in top-notch condition, preventing costly breakdowns, and maximizing energy efficiency. 

In this guide, Climate Control Company will walk you through some simple steps to maintain your commercial HVAC system effectively. Climate Control Company is comfort driven, Colorado style, and we’ve been helping business owners in the Glenwood Springs area since 1956! That’s almost seven decades dedicated to delivering quality products and services to help your employees and customers stay comfortable all year long.

Why Commercial Maintenance Matters

Your commercial HVAC system works tirelessly to keep your workplace comfortable throughout the year. However, without proper maintenance, it can become less efficient over time, leading to higher energy bills and potential system failures. Regular maintenance not only helps you avoid unexpected breakdowns but also extends the lifespan of your HVAC equipment, saving you money in the long run.

Climate Control Company has value-packed maintenance plans available to meet your needs. Contact our courteous and knowledgeable staff today. 

Have Regular Inspections

One of the most important aspects of commercial HVAC maintenance is having regular inspections by a trained technician. Ideally, twice a year tune-ups are recommended – once before the start of the cooling season and once before the heating season begins. During these inspections, the technician will check for any possible challenges, clean the components, and perform necessary adjustments to ensure optimal performance.

Keep Air Filters Clean

Air filters play a crucial role in maintaining indoor air quality and keeping your HVAC system running smoothly. Over time, these filters can become clogged with dust, dirt, and other debris, restricting airflow and causing your system to use more energy than necessary. To prevent this, make sure to change your air filters regularly. With normal use, every 1 to 3 months is good. If you have a dusty indoor environment, and your system is used often, more frequent filter changes may be needed.

Clean the HVAC Components

Dust and debris can accumulate on various components of your commercial HVAC system, hindering its efficiency and potentially causing damage. Regularly clean the outdoor condenser unit, coils, and ductwork to remove any buildup. You can use a vacuum or a soft brush to gently remove dirt and debris from these surfaces. Additionally, keep the area around the outdoor unit clear of obstructions such as branches, other yard debris, and plantings.

Check and Seal Ductwork

Leaky ductwork can lead to energy waste and reduced heating and cooling efficiency. Periodically inspect the ductwork for any signs of leaks or damage, such as visible gaps or holes. Use duct sealant or metal tape to seal any leaks and ensure that the ductwork is properly insulated to prevent heat loss or gain.

Be Aware of Thermostat Settings

Optimizing your thermostat settings can help you save energy and reduce utility costs. During the cooling season, set your thermostat to a moderate temperature (around 78°F) during occupied hours and raise it a few degrees when the building is unoccupied. Similarly, during the heating season, lower the thermostat temperature during unoccupied hours to conserve energy. Consider installing programmable or smart thermostats for greater control and energy savings.

Handle Issues ASAP

If you experience unusual noises, odors, or other changes in your HVAC system’s performance, don’t ignore them. These could be signs of underlying issues that require immediate attention. Contact a qualified HVAC technician to diagnose and address any problems before they escalate into costly repairs or system failures.

Invest in Professional Maintenance Services

While there are many maintenance tasks you can perform yourself such as changing air filters and keeping debris and plantings away from outdoor units, investing in professional maintenance services is essential for keeping your commercial HVAC system in top condition. A trained technician will have the expertise and tools necessary to perform thorough inspections, tune-ups, and repairs, ensuring that your system operates efficiently and reliably year-round. Climate Control Company has trained technicians with the expertise needed to keep your commercial HVAC equipment in top-notch condition.

Commercial HVAC Service with Climate Control Company

Maintaining your commercial HVAC system is essential for optimal performance, energy efficiency, and comfort. By scheduling regular inspections, changing air filters, cleaning components, sealing ductwork, monitoring thermostat settings, and addressing issues promptly, you can extend the lifespan of your HVAC equipment and minimize energy costs. Additionally, investing in professional maintenance services will help ensure that your system operates smoothly and reliably for years to come.

Contact Climate Control Company to learn more about our maintenance plans and to schedule spring maintenance for your commercial HVAC system today.