Commercial HVAC units work much harder than residential ones, and are often required to withstand some difficult conditions. For example, HVAC units in a restaurant kitchen will have to be able to filter air that is constantly filled with smoke, while also keeping the dining room at an acceptable temperature.
Why Do Commercial HVAC Maintenance Regularly?
A breakdown at a critical time could lose you business. Doing the maintenance lowers the overall chance of a breakdown at any time. If you have to take a hit because your HVAC system went down, then you’ve experienced something that is completely avoidable.
Repairs will be less frequent and less expensive. Having to do HVAC repair could be a serious business interruption, and this isn’t recommended whether you have office space or retail space.
Your units will live longer. Each individual part will get more life out of it, allowing your business to avoid additional capital expenditure.
What Maintenance Should Be Done?
Replacing Air Filters
Your air filter is a key aspect of making sure that your building’s air quality and HVAC efficiency is solid. Air filters need to be changed regularly, depending on what kind of filter you have.
Commercial HVAC systems often have larger needs, and it’s recommended to have a contractor survey the system and decide how often maintenance needs to be done.
Clear Debris from Air Conditioner Unit
Your air conditioner unit likely has buildup around it, and this could be blocking off air flow.
Leaves, and debris from leaves, should be removed so that the area around the AC unit is clear.
Should I Do The Maintenance Myself?
Unless you have a trained HVAC professional on your staff, it’s much better to contract this job out.
HVAC professionals know the ins and outs of your building’s HVAC system, and they will be able to make recommendations that are specific to your system.