Large commercial HVAC systems, like those found in tall commercial buildings, are expensive heating and cooling systems that need someone or even a group of people, to ensure it runs properly. If the commercial HVAC system breaks down, it could cost a lot of money, especially if there isn’t regular commercial HVAC system maintenance. Also, the system can be difficult to repair during the winter in Connecticut. This will cause tenants to become angry at the building’s management, which could cost you even more money — in rent. Because of this, regular maintenance of a commercial HVAC system has to be done. Below are some of the most important things to do when maintaining a large commercial HVAC system in Connecticut.
Replace Your Filters
Filters on your commercial HVAC system should be replaced every one to six months depending on how regularly it is being used and how dirty the filters become. This means you have to inspect them regularly and then cut new pieces of filter to be put in front of the vents.
Clean Evaporator or Condenser Coils
Once or twice per year, these coils should be replaced to prevent the growth of mold. If mold does take root, it can quickly spread through the building, which means you will have a much bigger problem on your hands. By doing this regularly, you will greatly improve the energy efficiency in the commercial HVAC system in general, which will save a noticeable amount of money on electric bills.
Inspect Fan, Bearings and Belts
Commercial HVAC systems should be frequently and properly maintained to prevent emergency repairs and possible heat loss in the middle of a Connecticut snowstorm. Conduct preventative maintenance, such as inspecting fans and cleaning the blades, lubricating the bearings, or just listening and feeling the systems for strange sounds or unnatural amounts of heat.
Clean and Adjust Dampers
Once a year, the dampers need to be cleaned as they will keep a compressor running in cold climates, which there is plenty of in Connecticut. If they aren’t cleaned, they will stick and deny cooling potential and overload the cooling coil. This is one of the most common problems with commercial HVAC systems.
Clean the Air Ducts
This is a labor-intensive and often expensive operation, but it must be done to ensure that the air quality within the building is safe from mold and is the best possible for those inside the building. This should only be done every two years or so, which allows you to plan it out and spend the proper amount of money on the operation.
These are some of the items that should be addresses when maintaining a commercial HVAC system in Connecticut. Please remember, all of these items should be completed by a licensed professional, like us, W J Dornfeld. If you have any questions about our commercial HVAC system maintenance services or any other HVAC service, please contact us for more information.