Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist

With Florida’s hot summer months upon us, you’ll want to make sure your Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit are prepared to beat the heat. Although some air conditioning maintenance requires a professional, there are plenty of actions you can take to ensure you stay nice and cool this summer. Below are some top tips for your summer air conditioning maintenance.

Preventative Maintenance

Setting up a proper preventative maintenance plan with your facility management company will ensure your air conditioner never stops working. By conducting regularly scheduled preventative maintenance, you’ll be able to stop a breakdown or problem before it occurs.

Change your Air Filter

It’s important to change your company’s air filter once a month, or at least every 90 days. By making this simple change, your air quality will not only improve, but you will prevent your air conditioning system from working overtime to combat all of the dirt and particles collected in your dirty filter.

Clean your coils

Cleaning your condenser coils can also be a simple step to ensuring your air conditioning unit works at its peak performance this summer. Simply spraying on coil cleaner and rinsing off the product with a hose will keep your system working smoothly.

Turn Up the Temperature

During the summer, your air conditioning gets a lot more use. Although it’s important to keep employees and patrons comfortable, you also want to avoid overworking your system. When the building is closed, turn the temperature up by a few degrees. Do not turn the system completely off, as this will require your unit to work in overdrive the following morning.

Avoid Clogs

You want your air conditioning system to be clog-free. To avoid any blockages in your unit, run bleach down your condensate drain once a month. This simple solution will keep your HVAC system working at its best.

Just because there is an increase in temperature doesn’t mean your employees, customers and patrons should suffer. Avoid breakdowns with these proper maintenance tips.