As the leaves change color and the air turns crisper, it’s a clear sign that fall is on the horizon. For commercial building owners and facility managers, this means it’s time to shift your focus to preparing your HVAC systems for the cooler temperatures ahead. A well-maintained HVAC system ensures comfort and contributes to energy efficiency and cost savings.
Building management and professional HVAC technicians should address the following maintenance task checklist before each fall season.
Before temperatures drop significantly, it’s crucial to have a professional conduct a thorough inspection of your commercial HVAC system. This inspection should cover all components, including heating and cooling units, ventilation systems, ductwork, and controls. Identifying and addressing potential issues early can prevent costly breakdowns and downtime during the colder months.
Clean and Replace Filters
Clean air filters are essential for maintaining optimal indoor air quality and system efficiency. Over time, filters can become clogged with dust, pollen, and other contaminants, hindering airflow and damaging your HVAC system. Regularly cleaning or replacing filters is a simple yet effective way to keep your system running smoothly.
Inspect HVAC Components
This job is best left to the experts. Parts of the heating units that should be inspected include the furnace fan motor and blades, heat exchanger, and blower motor, along with amp draw testing, flue system, control box, and wiring and electrical connections. Moving parts should be lubricated and belts inspected for damage.
Replace Aging Equipment
Older heating units typically need more repairs. A unit that is ten or more years old may be only half as efficient as a new one, and replacing aging equipment may make the most sense when looking for ways to increase energy efficiency and lower utility and repair bills.
Choose a Trusted Professional
Preparing your commercial HVAC system for the change in weather is a proactive step that can save you time, money, and headaches down the road. As a trusted mechanical contractor, McKenney’s is here to assist you every step of the way. With our expertise and commitment to excellence, we can help ensure that your commercial HVAC system is ready to keep your space comfortable throughout the fall season. Contact us today.