With those hot summer months drawing closer, you’ll want to make sure your commercial HVAC system is prepared to do its job. While it’s a good idea to always take care of your system, commercial HVAC maintenance is especially important during our Minneapolis, MN summers. Proper maintenance on your HVAC can include many things, like keeping all units clear, clearing loose debris near your units and installing new air filters.
One of the best ways of assuring that all HVAC maintenance gets done in a quick and effective manner is by consulting with an HVAC professional. Read on for some key HVAC maintenance tips for summer.
Keep your units clean
No matter where your HVAC unit is placed, it can become dirty over time. To maintain air quality, it’s important to make sure your HVAC is cleaned on the inside and outside before use. Cleaning the outside of your HVAC can be relatively easy, as you may be able to clear dust with a rag. The inside can be a bit more difficult to clean, which is why many people opt to have a professional perform their HVAC cleaning as part of standard maintenance.
If you’d rather clean the inside of your HVAC unit yourself, it’s important to make sure it’s turned off and unplugged from the wall. There are certain materials and tools that can be used to clean the inside of an HVAC unit, but they should always be heavily researched beforehand. You should also follow all instructions available.
Install new air filters
Installing new air filters is another way of assuring great air quality from your HVAC unit. Air filters collect materials that can affect the air quality in your commercial space, including dust and pollen. It’s usually best to check your air filters monthly and change them every 30 to 90 days or so. (The nature of your business may require more or less frequent filter changes.) If the layer of dirt on your air filter has gotten thick, that usually means it’s time for a filter change.
Clear all debris
In addition to cleaning your unit, it’s also a good idea to remove any debris on the outside. This can include leaves, branches and loose grass. Debris near the outside unit can cause reduced airflow and increased stress to your system.
Consider a new thermostat
Upgrading your thermostat can make your life easier and add years onto the lifespan of your HVAC unit. Programmable thermostats allow your home to stay at a consistent temperature, which can save money on energy bills and take some stress off your HVAC unit. Features that come with most programmable thermostats include easy installation, wi-fi capabilities, air quality control and more.
See a professional
While some aspects of HVAC maintenance can be taken care of on your own, there are always things you might miss. Consulting an HVAC professional is usually the best way of making sure your unit gets proper maintenance. HVAC professionals can easily clean and perform any necessary repairs on your unit through the use of high-quality equipment and years of experience. This will help ensure your HVAC system runs smoothly all summer.
For expert commercial HVAC maintenance in Minneapolis, MN, contact Air Climate Control, Inc. today.