Schedule Preventive Maintenance to Celebrate Get Organized Week
Perhaps the most well-known time of year cleaning and organizing is the annual spring cleaning. But spring is not the only time you should be maintaining and cleaning your HVAC system for your business. Scheduling preventive maintenance for your commercial HVAC system ensures your system runs efficiently year-round. This week is Get Organized Week and one of the things that will help your business get organized is to schedule an ongoing preventive maintenance service for your HVAC system.
What Systems Need Preventive Maintenance?
Both indoor and outdoor commercial HVAC systems need yearly (or biannually depending on the system) preventive maintenance service. The three main areas that a technician needs to check is the thermostat, the ductwork, and the unit itself.
For outdoor units, the HVAC technician should:
- Inspect the unit for the right refrigerant level
- Clean and remove any debris away from the unit
- Inspect the blades
- Clean the inside of the ductwork associated with the unit
- Inspect the fan’s motor
- Inspect the compressor and tubing for any possible damage
- Inspect the wiring, connections and control box on the unit
For indoor units, the technician should:
- Clean the blower assembly
- Lubricate the motor for older units
- Replace the fan belt
- Clean and replace air filters
- Clean and check for leaks in the inside of the indoor ductwork
- Inspect the ignition system and safety controls
When Should I Perform Preventive Maintenance on My HVAC System?
If you have an HVAC system that cools down and heats up your business, it is best to schedule routine maintenance in both the spring and the fall seasons. For just an air conditioning system only, have the HVAC technician stop by your business for maintenance before the summer season. If you just have a heating system, it is recommended that an HVAC technician performs routine maintenance at least once a year before winter.
What Should I Expect During Preventive Maintenance Appointments?
The more time spent on the commercial HVAC system performing preventive maintenance, the better your performance will be. A thorough check of the system will alert the technician of parts wearing down that can cause an expensive break in the future. During preventive maintenance sessions, the technician can replace the part and save you money.
Each time a commercial HVAC technician comes to perform preventive maintenance on the system in your business, they will tell you what they are going to check, what issues they might have found, and leave their workplace clean.