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Commercial HVAC System Maintenance

Prepping a Commercial HVAC System for Spring and Summer

As the temperatures rise during spring and summer in Clinton, TN, ensure that your commercial HVAC system is ready for the changing seasons. Preparing the HVAC system for seasonal weather minimizes potential issues and keeps occupants comfortable. Here’s how to prep your commercial HVAC system for spring and summer:

Change Air Filters

The first step is changing the air filters to protect the HVAC system and improve efficiency. Dirty or clogged air filters restrict airflow and damage various system components. Change or replace air filters based on signs such as increased energy usage, higher running costs or reduced airflow.

Install Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats have powerful algorithms that recognize climates and times when air conditioning is no longer required. Having one installed saves anywhere from 10-15% on yearly cooling bills, not to mention the major convenience of adjusting the temperature using a smartphone app. Smart thermostats also produce temperature records for commercial buildings to identify when they overspend and address problems promptly.

Cleaning Vents

Cleaning vents involves removing all dirt, dust, debris and other contaminants from each vent. It prevents blockages and helps to ensure maximum energy efficiency while keeping indoor air quality at peak levels.

Install an Air Purifier

The air purifier traps particles like dust, allergens and other pollutants that slip through the basic filtration of your HVAC system. Installing a quality air purifier ensures clean air circulation in your office while increasing airflow in the system. With an air purifier, you protect your staff from illnesses associated with poor air quality and reduce energy bills by maximizing HVAC efficiency.

Check the Drain Line

The drain line clogs from dirt, debris and scale, causing condensation to back into the system. This leads to water damage in other areas of the building and an increase in energy bills. Checking the drain line before spring and summer ensures it remains clean, protecting your HVAC system from unnecessary damage and prolonging its lifespan.

Clean Outdoor Condenser Unit

Outdoor condenser units become soiled and clogged with dirt and debris over winter. This reduces airflow and makes the unit work harder, leading to higher energy costs and decreased air conditioning performance. To clean condenser units properly, your service technician will shut off power to the unit, remove any visible debris, spray both the inside and outside with a proper cleaner and rinse thoroughly with a garden hose.

Inspect the Refrigerant Lines

Check that all connections are secure and there’s no sign of wear, corrosion or restrictions. Connections in the refrigerant lines can be subject to vibration, wear and incremental leakage over time – inspect all fittings and valves carefully. An experienced HVAC service technician can detect any irregularities in the system, such as damaged insulation on lines or blockages that could impede performance.

Schedule Routine Tuneups

A tuneup of your commercial HVAC system can help keep it running efficiently for longer periods. It also helps to reduce the overall energy usage in your business, which again can result in cost savings.

Our team has years of experience successfully prepping commercial HVAC systems for the changing seasons. Contact Melton Heating and Air Conditioning today for repair and maintenance of your commercial HVAC system in Clinton, TN.

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