If you just installed a new HVAC system for your business, you know how expensive this can be. Because of this, you need to learn what you can do to keep the system in good condition. Below are three ways you can do this so you will not have to spend a lot of money in repair bills.
Inspect and Change the Air Filter
Your HVAC system has an air filter that prevents dust and other things from getting into your business. This can make sure your air stays clean so you and your employees do not get sick. This is especially true if you have any employees that have respiratory conditions or allergies.
You can easily remove and replace the air filter on your own. How often you need to change it depends on the type of business you have. For example, if you only have an office that uses many irritants, you will likely find the air filter becomes clogged every few months. One thing you will notice if the filter needs to be changed is your interior does not feel as cool or as warm. This is because cool air or heat cannot flow through a dirty filter.
Your commercial HVAC system has condenser and evaporator coils that both need to be kept clean. This is because when your unit is running, the heat transfers over the condenser and then the evaporator coils. These coils are inside the HVAC unit near where the fan is located. Refer to the owner's manual to determine where these coils are on your unit.
Purchase a commercial cleaner that is made to clean these coils, and follow the instructions carefully. It is best to clean these coils at the beginning of spring after the unit has run through the summer and winter months.
Hire a Commercial HVAC Contractor
At least once or twice a year, hire a commercial HVAC contractor to maintain your unit. This contractor will check the ductwork to ensure it is in good condition. If anything is found wrong, the ductwork will be repaired or replaced. This is important as air flows through the ductwork when your system is running.
The contractor will also check and clean the ignition switches and check and clean the blower assembly and housing. The contractor will lubricate all belts and replace any belts that have problems. The evaporator coils, condensate line, and drip pan will be cleaned, and the contractor will inspect the heat exchanger. There are many more things the contractor will do to maintain your unit.
Talk with an HVAC contractor to learn more maintenance tips that you can do.