As Spring temperatures continue to rise, putting more strain on the HVAC system used by your business, what can you be doing to help the unit run more efficiently? What should you consider before calling a licensed professional? How can regular maintenance and choosing the right unit for your business save you money in the long run? Please read on to learn more.
Where Can It First Go Wrong?
The HVAC system’s filter can be the first thing to become dirty and clogged, overwhelming motors and compressors, thus decreasing the efficiency of the overall unit. As discussed here, it is important to first choose the right filter for the right environmental conditions or industrial applications at your business. Typically, filters used in commercial buildings require a much greater MERV value, including some settings where a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter would be ideal. However, these filters can separate much smaller particles from the air, and can thus become dirty much more quickly, especially in areas exposed to a greater number of industrial contaminants. It is important to identify how often the filters typically become dirty, so that they may be changed. This will reduce strain and potential damage to the system. A well-filtered air system is also healthier for your employees and can potentially prevent extra wear and tear on any equipment used for your business.
Coils, Fins, And The Environment
As in a residential setting, the outside environment can have a negative impact on the coils of your HVAC unit. Conditions and materials such as hail, industrial particulates, grass clippings and fallen leaves, pollen, and high mineral content in the air and rainwater can cause the outer coils to become dirty, or even damaged by storms. A clean HVAC filter is your first line of defense in helping prevent these materials from reaching the coils of the ventilation unit.
Don’t Forget Routine Inspections and Maintenance!
It is important to maintain your HVAC system as you would maintain any other part of your facility. It is important to schedule routine inspections with a licensed HVAC specialist to assure that everything is in working order before any larger repairs or replacements must be made, which could cause loss of business days and unplanned expenses.
To learn more about running your commercial HVAC system more efficiently, or to schedule an HVAC maintenance and performance check for your business, please contact the professionals of
Expert Air and Refrigeration at (512) 255-6525.