Being a commercial business owner, you know the value of a dollar and know precisely where each & every cent goes when it comes to the expenses of your business. Between energy consumption, regular upkeep of mortgages, and energy costs, you spend a lot of time managing just how efficiently everything operates.
One of the best places to cut your expenses is having regular maintenance performed on your HVAC system. Making sure that your cooling system is running optimally in the heat of Jacksonville, FL, should be at the top of your list. The last thing that you want is to have your air conditioning unit fail during a heatwave in the summer months. Here is our HVAC preventative maintenance checklist to help you get started!
START WITH CHECKING & CHANGING AIR FILTERS
One of the easiest things that you can do is check your air filterâ€™s condition within your air conditioning system. Performing a simple check every three to four weeks will not only keep you aware of the state of your air filters but also guarantee that the filter hasn’t been clogged up with foreign debris.
To maintain the integrity of your internal environment, your air filters should be changed every three months, the manufacturer’s specifications, or as needed. The only way to know for sure is to have the licensed professionals at Chills On Wheels provide you with a preventive maintenance contract that will guarantee that your heating and cooling systems continue to run correctly and efficiently, all while delivering quality service to you, the customer. Changing the air filters alone can lower the energy consumption by 15%, so it’s always a good idea to replace filters.
LEAVE YOUR THERMOSTAT AT A SET TEMPERATURE
Another box that you can check on your HVAC preventive maintenance checklist is the regulation of the temperature in your business. Programming your thermostats at the beginning of the changing seasons to provide either heat or cool air will guarantee that the climate in your business is comfortable for customers and staff alike. This will also ensure that when the desired temperature is reached, the system will turn off and increase your energy savings.
GET PERIODIC SYSTEM CHECKS
Not every HVAC unit is built; equally, primarily commercial HVAC systems, so having an HVAC technician service your air conditioner to reduce energy consumption is crucial to the viability of your unit. There could be underlying issues such as clogged drain lines, electrical system problems (electrical connections, fan motor, thermostat settings), a faulty blower motor, or condenser coils going on the fritz.
Many of these issues aren’t something that you’ll be able to take care of independently. You will need HVAC maintenance performed by an HVAC professional to ensure proper performance, make sure that everything is working correctly, prevent future problems in your system, and help you save money in the cooling season (summer). Whether you have an indoor unit or outdoor unit, your professional can provide you with the services that you need, including:
- Providing the proper flow of air circulation
- Checking the functionality of your evaporator coils
- Checking the drain pans and dirty filters are cleaned and emptied
- Inspecting your heat pump and look for gas leaks in your unit to prevent a fire hazard
- Evaluating the gas pressure of your heating equipment (ignition and burner assembly)
- Making sure that your wiring and electrical connections are secure
- Preventive maintenance check on your FLUE system
Without taking care of these maintenance issues, there’s no way to know that your unit will be operating correctly shortly. HVAC systems require regular maintenance, and a maintenance plan will ensure that your HVAC system will run with maximum efficiency. The little things like replacing belts and other maintenance tasks are things that the team at Chills On Wheels excels at.
LET CHILLS ON WHEELS BE YOUR EXCLUSIVE PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE PROVIDER!
We hope that this commercial HVAC maintenance checklist helped provide you with some vital information that you can use to determine if your HVAC system needs maintenance or more. If you can’t remember the last time that you had your commercial HVAC serviced, then it’s time to get a licensed professional to come out and review maintenance issues within your commercial buildings. The team at Chills On Wheels can help lower energy bills by maintaining all of the inner workings of your HVAC equipment and provide you with a preventative maintenance plan for your business that is affordable and guarantees to keep your HVAC system running smoothly.
If you would like to get more information or schedule service, call us at (904) 452-5770 or click here to get started!