Getting A Commercial HVAC System Ready for Winter
Winter is quickly approaching in Colorado. In fact, on average, Denver’s first snowfall typically occurs by October 19. So, if you run a commercial property, now is the time to get your HVAC systems ready to go so your tenants can remain comfortable during the change of seasons. Here is our fall checklist to help ensure your HVAC system is ready for winter.
Clean the Equipment
All heating systems need to be cleaned in order to ensure safe operation, as well as help maintain efficiency. Soot buildup needs to be removed from combustion chambers and cabinets need to be cleaned of debris and dust. All of these can interfere with equipment function. Internal components, such as electrical connections, may need to be cleaned and adjusted.
Evaluate the Equipment
As you are cleaning the equipment, it will also provide you an opportunity to evaluate it. Do you see anything that does not look right? Also, check your maintenance logs from last year. Was there anything noted that needs replaced or fixed? If so, have a professional commercial HVAC services company come out and assess and replace your systems or conduct repairs. They can even install something that is more efficient that will save your building more money in the long run.
Replace Air Filters
While air filters may seem minor, they can make a major difference in your commercial HVAC system efficiency as well as indoor air quality. Air filters will help air flow through your system, helping remove dust and dirt that can, overtime, hamper your system’s motors as well as your tenants’ lungs.
Check the Thermostats
Thermostats are common culprits when it comes to your building’s HVAC problems. Since they tell the system when to turn on the heat, an improperly calibrated thermostat can really run up the heating bills in the winter. Make sure your thermostats have correct calibration and ensure they are not in areas that can affect performance, such as in direct sunlight or by a door that can let in blustery air.
How to Use this Information
The surefire way of ensuring your systems is ready is to call Major. Our Comfort Specialists will inspect your commercial HVAC system and make sure it is ready for the winter months. In fact, with our Facility Comfort Assurance Program we will inspect your system and provide you detailed reports, make seasonal adjustments, and perform necessary preventative maintenance. Call us at 303-424-1622 or schedule your appointment online.