Proper maintenance of your HVAC system is essential to the normal everyday function of your business. By making sure there is proper and regular maintenance performed on your HVAC unit, you can dramatically improve the efficiency and save on your energy costs. Regular maintenance will also help you to avoid and expensive repairs and replacements. The following regular maintenance steps that your HVAC contractor can do for you will help you extend the life of your HVAC system.
Change Your Air Filters Regularly
One of the most cost effective steps that you can do to help lower your energy costs is to change your air filters regularly. Your HVAC filters help to keep dust, dirt and allergens out of the air circulating throughout your building. By changing these filters regularly or having your HVAC contractor do it for you, you can help to keep your HVAC system running cleaner and more efficiently.
Check Your Fan Regularly
During the normal operation of your HVAC unit, the fan that circulates the air throughout your building can become loose due to the cumulative effects of vibration. Whenever you change your filters or have them changed for you, your HVAC contractor will make sure to check your fan to be sure that it is working properly.
Have Your Fan Blades Cleaned Regularly
Your HVAC contractor should also check the vacuum and blower area of your HVAC unit. They will be able to properly clean the fan blades and remove any build up of dust, dirt or other debris that may be causing extra strain on your HVAC unit’s motor. Proper and regular cleaning can help to keep your fan balanced and maintain efficiency for your HVAC system.
Have Your Blower Motor Oiled Regularly
Your HVAC contractor can keep your fan motor oiled and running smoothly if it requires it. Depending on the HVAC blower motor, it may be sealed and may not require regular oiling. Your HVAC contractor can help you determine whether your blower motor requires this.
By having a professional HVAC contractor take care of your HVAC unit for you, you will be able to lower your energy costs, extend the life of your system and lower your maintenance costs. Waiting until something is broken down is not only more stressful but more costly than regular maintenance from your HVAC service provider. By making sure you are having professional and regular maintenance on your HVAC system, you will be sure to have one less thing to stress over when it comes to running all of the many operations that your business or organization requires. At a minimum, be sure that you have an HVAC maintenance service inspect your HVAC unit. If your facility has a combination heating and cooling unit, be sure to have it checked at least every quarter.