Your commercial HVAC system is an investment in the comfort of your employees and guests, and as such it’s important that it delivers reliable performance year after year. However, to ensure proper commercial HVAC system operation over time, it’s important for business owners to take steps to care for their heating and cooling equipment. Here, Custom Aire offers a few suggestions for extending the life of your commercial HVAC system – as well as achieving more efficient use.
- 1. Give your HVAC system a break.
In order to increase the life of your HVAC system, it’s important to only run it when necessary. Turn down the heat or air conditioning after business hours, and rely on thermal blinds and drapes or open windows and fans to achieve a comfortable temperature while reducing the stress on your HVAC system.
- 2. Keep your ducts clean.
When was the last time your commercial property’s ductwork was cleaned? If it’s been a while, schedule duct cleaning immediately. A buildup of dust, dirt and other particles can clog the ducts and hinder the flow of cool or warm air. This will eventually diminish indoor air quality (IAQ) and make your HVAC unit work harder, which could result in the need for replacement sooner than expected.
- 3. Upgrade your thermostat.
If it’s possible, an upgraded smart thermostat will make it much easier to control the temperature in your commercial property so you don’t have to do it manually. This will allow you to set different temperatures throughout the day so the HVAC system isn’t working overtime.
- 4. Have your HVAC system inspected at least twice a year.
Even if it doesn’t seem like there’s a problem with your HVAC system’s performance, it’s still worthwhile to have it inspected during the fall and at the end of winter. This will ensure that your HVAC system is ready for the changing season and give a certified HVAC technician the opportunity to identify problems before they become serious. Not sure you’ll remember to schedule inspections? A preventative maintenance agreement is a great way to get the service you need on a schedule that’s right for your business.
Extend the Life of Your Commercial HVAC System
Keeping your HVAC system in good condition is the best way to ensure it delivers reliable performance in the future. If you’re ready to schedule commercial HVAC service in Philadelphia, Bucks or Montgomery County, contact Custom Aire today to learn more.