Making Sure Your Facility Will Beat the Summer Heat

The summer heat can be brutal on your company’s building or facility. With the summer season upon us, it’s important your facility can withstand the increase in temperature. Here are a few tips to ensure your building doesn’t sweat through summer.

  • Service Air Conditioners

As temperatures increase, so does your facility’s need for air conditioning. You’ll definitely want to prevent any Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit breakdowns during the summer months. Be sure to have a licensed professional clean your system to ensure it will withstand the summer months. Also, change your air filters to make sure your unit is working at peak performance levels.

  • Check for Air Leaks

After ensuring your air conditioner is in good working order, you’ll want to make sure you are getting the most out of your company’s cool air. Check windows and doors for cracks, dents or damages. These issues will allow cold air to flow out and hot air to flow in. These problems can be fixed with caulk or weather stripping.

  • Maintain Landscaping

Although landscaping doesn’t appear harmful, roots from growing trees and shrubs can threaten pipes and paved surfaces in the heat of summer. Keep an eye out for cracks in your pavement that might need to be repaired.  

  • Inspect Wood

In addition to heat, summer also typically brings heavy rains. You will want to conduct a thorough check for any wood damage around windows, doors and other framed areas. Summer rainfall can make these damages worse.

  • Prevent Humidity

In most climates, summer is packed with ridiculous levels of humidity. Equipping your facility with humidity sensors can prevent mold from growing within your building. This investment can also help to prevent electrical shortages.

The summer heat can greatly impact your building. With these helpful tips, your facility will be more than prepared.