HVAC maintenance is top of mind during the sweltering summer months; there’s nothing worse than a 98-degree day with no A/C. We have a few tips to keep your system running smoothly and your facility cool and dry.
Change your A/C filter
Many people underestimate the importance of having a nice clean filter. The cleaner the filter, the cleaner the air. A clogged A/C filter can also cause your system to have to work harder. In this case the A/C may not keep up with demands; this makes your space feel warmer while raising the energy bills as well. These filters should be changed every 3-9 months depending on the quality of the filter and how much dirt/dust/hair is in your facility – spaces with pets require frequent filter changes. Mark it on the calendar to check the filter and buy a multi pack. This makes changing the filter a breeze and ensures you won’t forget.
Spring is a good time to get your A/C unit inspected. You want to make sure that it’s working efficiently and not posing any threats to the building or anyone’s health. If the unit is not functioning at its finest, it could end up costing much more than an inspection would. Better safe than sorry – calling in an expert to take a look can keep you out of the weeds at the peak of the hot season.
Have your ducts cleaned
If it has been a while, typically three to five years, since your ducts have been cleaned, then it’s probably time. People often overlook the importance of cleaning the ducts, but dirty ones are a breeding ground for pests, mold and bacteria. The ducts lead to everywhere in your home or office and the air is recirculated. Polluted air is the cause for most respiratory infections as well as allergens.
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