There are a few things to consider when looking into the optimal functioning of your commercial HVAC system. Read through our list and see if you can answer these questions about your system and decide if it’s time for a professional tune-up.
Have you replaced the air filters recently?
In addition to cleaning and filtering the air, your commercial HVAC system may also accumulate dust, filth, and debris over time. This might be something that a staff member can solve, depending on the size and model of your machine. If you’re unsure of how to properly clean the filters, it’s recommended seeking the assistance of a local HVAC contractor to ensure the task is completed.
When did you last check refrigerant levels?
For the air to stay cool, refrigerant is essential. Your unit may have insufficient refrigerant if it is blowing warm air. Low levels may also indicate that your commercial HVAC system is working harder than necessary, which will increase your heating and cooling costs.
Is the thermostat operating correctly?
It’s likely that the system won’t operate effectively if the thermostat isn’t in good shape. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, this may be the only component of your system that often interacts with people, and it can frequently be fixed for little cost. If your particular model is older, keep the thermostat in good condition and do routine diagnostics to ensure everything is functioning properly.
How old is the system?
In comparison to a modern system, an older one will most likely require more maintenance. Technology is now able to tell us when it’s time for some HVAC TLC thanks to the development of smart HVAC systems. Older models are less likely to communicate their needs to us until they begin to exhibit indications of distress, which could lead to exorbitant maintenance and repair costs.
When was it last serviced?
Do you know when it last received maintenance? You’d be shocked at how little people know about this crucial information, so be sure to keep track of any maintenance and repairs you do to your system so that you can determine when it might be time to hire experts to give your heating and cooling system a comprehensive inspection.
These are some of the things you should think about when it comes to maintaining your commercial HVAC system. Quigley is ready to take your call if you’d like to schedule a service call or learn more from one of our friendly team members.