Is your facility prepared for winter? If you live in a cold climate you are probably already experiencing the first real cold snaps, and are fast-approaching the snowy season. Even in Florida, where MaintenX is headquartered, we are experiencing shorter, colder days and are getting ready to turn the thermostat up for winter. However, it’s been a long time since you’ve had to worry about your commercial heater. It may need some TLC before the winter months to truly perform at peak performance.
Below are just a few tips from your MaintenX experts on how to care for your commercial heater this winter:
Go through your fall HVAC maintenance checklist.
Your heater hasn’t been in use since last winter, which means it’ll need a tune-up to perform properly. Go through your basic maintenance checklist to ensure it runs properly on the first cold day of winter:
- Replace heater filters
- Check for gas leaks
- Inspect fan and blower operation
- Lubricate belts
- Adjust your thermostat
Look for air duct leaks.
This maintenance task may or may not require action, depending on the condition of your air ducts. However, it is one of the most important you can take to ensure proper airflow and energy efficiency. Seal any air ducts that are experiencing leaks now so that you don’t spend more than what’s necessary on heating.
Analyze your energy spending.
In Florida, winter temperature control can be very costly. Most commercial buildings, especially if they are older, are constructed with maximum cooling in the summer in mind. While this is necessary, it can be difficult to achieve energy efficiency in the winter. Run an energy audit and analyze your previous year’s heating expenses with your MaintenX HVAC technician. This can help you look for ways to reduce heating costs in the form of equipment upgrades, protocol changes, and maintenance service.
MaintenX HVAC technicians are here to help you stay warm during the winter. We offer preventative and emergency maintenance services for every situation and will work within a budget to help you get through it. To learn more about our services, contact your local MaintenX team today.