Did you know that in the United States, air conditioning alone consumes more energy than the entire continent of Africa?
A standard commercial HVAC system consumes about 40% of the building’s total energy consumption.
It also accounts for 70% of the base energy consumption.
Newer commercial HVAC systems technology is trying to save energy and reduce operating costs. However, a proper commercial HVAC maintenance system can reduce energy and operation costs.
Thus, it is vital to carry out preventative maintenance services every six months to keep it in perfect working condition.
To run your HVAC system efficiently throughout the year, follow these five commercial HVAC maintenance tips.
1. Check the Filter
Dirty air filters often obstruct airflow. This leads to operation problems causing stress on your heating and cooling system. Thus, it will require extra energy to regulate the temperature inside the building.
Air conditioning systems also freeze if they are dirty and thaw, leading to water damage. IMC commercial mechanical contractors recommend making sure you check the air filters regularly and clean them or change them as required.
Remember, the recommended lifespan for filters is between 30 to 90 days. If your workplace uses reusable filters, you can retrieve the filter and clean it using some mild soap and a soft cloth.
2. Clean the Heat Pump
Owing to the weather conditions and complicated internal mechanisms of an HVAC system, it is crucial to have a professional conduct a maintenance check of all heating components of the system.
A malfunctioning heat element is a potential extreme fire hazard that puts all the people in the building in danger.
A clean HVAC system is more effective and helps save money. Therefore, make sure IMC commercial mechanical contractors regularly check the system’s health.
The inspections check the burner combustion, heat exchanger, gas pressure, and gas or oil connections. The professional also ensures the burner is clean and functioning with no cracks.
3. Clean the Vents
If you own a ducted commercial HVAC system, it should be regularly cleaned to ensure there is nothing obstructing airflow.
Furniture or other items should not be placed directly in front of the vents since they are obstructive.
Remember to check if the airflow is weak.
If the airflow is weak, it indicates a problem, and you should consider hiring a professional for HVAC repair and HVAC replacement parts.
4. Control the Thermostat
On average commercial HVAC systems in the United States consume between 1,400 kWh and 10,000 kWh of power every month. This translates to between $1,800 and $15,840 in energy utility costs each year.
Thermostats offer the easiest way to conserve energy costs while regulating the temperature inside a building. Adjust the thermostat to fit the temperature requirements based on unique office hours.
For example, if there is nobody at the building, the thermostat should set energy consumption to zero.
If you have programmed the thermostat to produce high temperatures, but the building fails to get warmer. You could be dealing with a faulty thermostat and should replace the manual thermostat with a programmable thermostat.
5. Establish Preventive Commercial HVAC Maintenance Program
To reduce operating costs associated with high energy consumption, you need to create a policy for a commercial HVAC maintenance program.
The program can include HVAC servicing, HVAC tips, HVAC repair and HVAC replacement parts. You can also opt to leave the program to an HVAC maintenance service provider.
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Run your HVAC system efficiently by following these HVAC maintenance tips. Opting for regular repair and maintenance services will help you save a lot of money on energy bills and repair costs.
Check out our blog for more information on commercial HVAC maintenance and servicing.