Commercial HVAC Maintenance Tips

October 26th, 2018
Commercial HVAC Maintenance Tips

As the weather starts getting colder, you need to make sure that your commercial HVAC unit won’t stop working when you need heat.

If you’re a business owner looking for more ways to improve employee morale, one way to accomplish that goal is to make sure that they are comfortable. As the weather starts getting colder, you need to make sure that your commercial HVAC unit won’t stop working when you need heat. Following these commercial HVAC maintenance tips can help.

Keep Your Building Warm

During the summer, there is more demand for air conditioning. That’s why you need to keep your building cool. But as fall and winter roll along, it becomes more important to keep your building warm. Check the insulation in the walls and around windows and doors. By adding more weatherstripping or caulking to where cold air comes in, you can help keep your building warm and make your commercial HVAC system’s job easier. Plus, it might be cold now, but in a few months, it will be truly freezing, and you will be glad that you got started when you did.

Look for Leaking Ductwork

Another way to keep your commercial HVAC running normally and providing heat for your building is to look for leaks in the ductwork. Problems with insulation start with the ductwork. Even if there is plenty of warm air being generated, it might not be able to reach where your employees are because of leaks.

Continue Preventative Maintenance Agreements

Preventative maintenance can discover the heating problems within your building. If your previous preventative maintenance agreement expired or is closing to doing so, then now is the time to renew them. When you have timely preventive maintenance performed on your commercial HVAC system, it can keep the unit running longer than originally expected. Your commercial HVAC will also continue to distribute warm air longer than you expect, exceeding its originally expected lifespan. This maintenance will also help improve your system’s efficiency and reduce overall energy usage. Plus, making repairs before any problems can get out of hand will be much less expensive than waiting until disaster strikes, in which case your business might be closed for repairs, causing your bottom line to suffer. You don’t want to leave your employees and customers out in the cold.  

Replace Outdated Components

At some point, you will need to replace your commercial HVAC system with one that meets modern expectations and takes advantage of the latest innovations. You need to replace outdated components that will interfere with the system’s ability to provide warmth. The heating system can break down, and that’s why you need to make sure it isn’t distributing cold air when it shouldn’t be. If it is, then that’s a sure sign that something is wrong.

Crockett Facilities Can Help!

Crockett Facilities Services, Inc. (CFSI) is committed to helping building owners, property managers, engineers, and facility professionals lower their operating expenses through HVAC preventive maintenance. We can develop a cost-effective, customized preventive maintenance plan for your commercial building that will provide you with peace of mind, improved comfort, and energy savings.

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