There’s no better time of the year to prepare your commercial HVAC for the summer than now when the forecast is still moderate. With a little preventative maintenance, you can ensure that your system isn’t only operational, but is running at peak performance and efficiency. This blog will focus on what to do to make sure your system works when you need it the most.
Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer
The seasons are changing and the weather is gradually getting warmer, is your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system ready to handle the heat? You may not realize it, but the summer is a difficult time of year for your HVAC. The heat and humidity that’s associated with this season can do a number on your system, so it’s important to be prepared to avoid the possibility of a malfunction.
Your employees need a work environment that’s comfortable to be in if they’re going to be productive. Reliable air conditioning plays a big role in establishing a pleasant workspace. In order to achieve this, it’s necessary to have your HVAC inspected for any issues that could cause problems down the road.
If you’re not an expert in mechanical systems, don’t worry, you can call a technician (like the professionals at A&G Services) to perform preventative maintenance on your behalf. These technicians are highly skilled in commercial HVAC preventative maintenance and can thoroughly inspect your system for potential problems and perform repair services if needed. The inspection process will normally include investigating different parts of the system like:
An AC unit uses air filters to filtrate particles out of the air, so only clean air makes it into the building. Air filters ensure that indoor air quality remains at acceptable levels. However, they can become clogged with dirt and debris over time. This negatively impacts airflow and the overall efficiency of the system, which can force your unit to use more energy to perform the same job. Checking and replacing the air filter can optimize the HVAC’s efficiency, saving you money.
The ductwork of your HVAC is a magnet for dust, mold, allergens, and many other types of debris. This junk gathers over time and can ultimately start affecting air quality if it’s not handled in time. To avoid this outcome, technicians will inspect and clean out all the ducts, so you don’t have to worry.
The condenser and evaporator coils play a key role in your equipment’s ability to pump out cold air. It’s in these components where refrigerant is pumped through the system to remove heat from the air. Specifically, the evaporator coil cycles chilled refrigerant through the machine, cooling the air around it. As the refrigerant absorbs the heat from the hot air outside, it moves to the condenser coils where the heat can be released from the fluid and sent back to the evaporator coil.
These coils need to be regularly cleaned as dirt, vegetation, and debris can get lodged in this section. Dirt makes it harder for the coils to expel heat from the refrigerant, which not only lowers the system’s efficiency, but can also cause a fire in certain cases.
Reliable air conditioning plays a big role in establishing a pleasant workspace.
The unit can’t run if there’s a problem with the wiring. This is another reason why only an expert should inspect your system. A qualified technician knows where to look for damage and identify if there’s a loose connection, burnt wires, or a short.
Schedule Regular Preventative Maintenance With A&G
As a general rule of thumb, it’s always recommended that a certified technician inspect all commercial HVAC equipment to ensure it’s ready to handle the increased workload during the summertime. At A&G Services, air conditioning for commercial buildings is our specialty. Our technicians are licensed and certified so you can rest easy knowing your building’s system is in good hands.
If you’d like to learn more about our services, feel free to reach out and contact us. We’d be more than happy to discuss how our services can benefit your business.