The new year is just around the corner, so it’s time to make some resolutions! Whether you want to be more productive or perhaps eat healthier, the key to achieving your resolutions is reminding yourself of the benefits each will provide in improving your health and happiness!
Though your commercial HVAC system may be the last thing on your mind when making New Year’s resolutions, the comfort of your business or property does play a significant role in your health and happiness. Here are a few simple resolutions to make this year to keep your HVAC system running smoothly and efficiently.
Change Your Air Filters
An AC unit uses air filters to reduce particles out of the air so only clean air circulates through the building. Air filters ensure indoor air quality remains at acceptable levels. However, they can become clogged with dirt and debris over time. This negatively impacts airflow and the system’s overall efficiency, forcing your unit to use more energy to perform. Regularly checking and replacing the air filter optimizes the HVAC’s efficiency, saving you money.
Clean Your Ductwork
Another trick to keeping your HVAC working until the end of the new year is cleaning your ductwork. The ductwork is the system of ducts that carry air around the building. It’s essential to keep the airways clear, as it prevents the unit from overexerting and damaging itself in the process. Clearing your ductwork is a great way to ensure air travels freely. This is an essential step, especially if the air smells off. If it’s rancid, moldy, or dry, it may be due to debris or a blockage in the system. While cleaning, you should also ensure that your vents aren’t blocked by furniture. It can compromise the performance and efficiency of your HVAC unit if this happens.
Have a Maintenance Schedule
HVAC systems should operate with little input from you beyond what temperature you set on the thermostat, but they need regular maintenance to ensure a long operating life. One of your HVAC resolutions this year should be contacting your local, licensed HVAC contractor and arranging bi-annual maintenance appointments. These check-ups typically occur during Spring and Fall, allowing technicians to inspect and clean system components. Preventative maintenance is important in keeping a commercial HVAC system in good working order. It can also help avoid costly repairs.
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