Ask An HVAC Tech: Three Most Frequently Asked Questions

HVAC maintenance is a top priority for most facility managers. It is one of the most important cost-saving services you can schedule and will improve the overall health and indoor air quality standards of your facility. Despite how important this service is, many facility managers don’t know enough about their HVAC system to maintain it properly. 

Below are the most common questions we receive from clients, and what you need to know to improve your HVAC maintenance plan: 

How can I reduce my heating and cooling costs?

This is the most obvious, and most frequently asked question our HVAC technicians receive. Most people expect answers like changing the thermostat setting or turning off the system at night. However, our technicians know that the best thing you can do for your HVAC system is to care for it. Neglecting to perform air duct and vent cleaning, preventative maintenance checks, and outdoor unit maintenance will shorten the service life and cost you due to decreased unit performance. If you want to save, invest in proper HVAC care. 

Should I zone my HVAC system?

Zoning is the process of setting up sectioned HVAC systems that control temperature and humidity for different areas of your facility. This can allow you to customize the heating and cooling for different needs and therefore lower your energy costs for large buildings. However, it is not recommended for smaller offices or buildings where climate control is not a top priority. 

Does the size of my HVAC system matter?

In commercial HVAC maintenance, size matters more than you think. If your system is too small, it will be constantly working to try and heat or cool the facility. This will lead to premature service problems and inefficiencies in system performance. If the system is too big for the building, however, the system will have trouble controlling humidity. A commercial HVAC system needs to be sized properly for your building and adjusted when building remodeling and additions are made. 

MaintenX specializes in HVAC maintenance for commercial facilities across the U.S. To learn more about our services and technicians, contact your local MaintenX team today!

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