HVAC Maintenance Tips for Building and Property Managers
Summer is here, and during the summer months, your HVAC unit or air conditioning will likely run frequently. Taking steps to help ensure the unit is ready for summer can help to increase your unit's efficiency and help to extend its lifespan. This also helps to decrease the chances that your unit dies on you when you need it most. If you own a commercial building or are a property manager in charge of a building's maintenance, here are a few of the specific things you can do to maintain your HVAC unit and get it ready for summer.
Monitor Your Thermostats or Lock Them
One of the ways that you can maintain your HVAC unit is to monitor the temperature on your thermostats or simply lock them. Leaving these unlocked can lead to employees constantly adjusting the temperature, making your unit work harder than it needs to. Employees may want to make it very cold in the office space, and this also increases your cooling costs. Keeping the building set at a consistent temperature is better for the unit and your cooling bill.
Check Registers and Vents Around Your Building
Another HVAC maintenance tip for commercial building owners and property managers is to take the time to check the registers and vents around your building. You will want to ensure that the vents and registers are open and that they are not obstructed. Be sure to take a damp cloth and wipe down the register or vent to remove dirt and dust as well. If you have an open space that is not getting used, close those vents so you aren't diverting air to a useless space.
Replace Air Filters As Needed
One of the most important ways to maintain your HVAC unit is to replace your air filters as needed. The frequency in which they need to be replaced can depend on the type of unit you have, but make sure that each filter is clean and allowing the maximum amount of airflow. If your air filter is dirty, it can affect air quality in the building, the efficiency of your HVAC system and your energy costs.
Schedule Your Routine Maintenance Checks With Guaranteed Heating & Cooling
The last tip for maintaining your HVAC unit is to schedule a routine maintenance check with us here at Guaranteed Heating & Cooling. It is recommended that you have your unit inspected and cleaned one or two times a year, depending on its age and condition. We are well trained in all types of commercial units, and will help to maintain and extend the life of your unit.
While there are a few ways that you can maintain your HVAC unit yourself, it is still recommended that you have your unit inspected and cleaned by a professional. Spring is a great time to have your unit cleaned, maintained, inspected, and repaired prior to warm temperatures hitting. Call Guaranteed Heating & Cooling today for a checkup on your HVAC unit!