As the weather warms, your maintenance team should put HVAC repairs at the top of their priority list. Summer is the number one time for emergency HVAC repairs and maintenance, and our schedules become very busy by mid-May. If you want to protect your facility from a debilitating HVAC emergency, you’ll want to get ahead with some simple maintenance tips.
Below are the different maintenance routines you should follow in different areas of your commercial facility. If you schedule these repairs throughout the summer, your facility is much less likely to experience downtime due to maintenance work.
Office or common space
In the office or workspaces, you’ll want to start by caulking around the windows and doors where air leaks can occur. This will help to keep warm air out and cold air in wherever your tenants and employees spend the most time. You should also clean the air vent to ensure proper ventilation. A high-functioning ventilation system will help keep your staff healthy and cool throughout the summer.
HVAC units near the bathroom have more issues with humidity and ventilation than other areas of the facility. Make sure to clean the exhaust fans in these units before summer to make sure they run at peak performance.
Your kitchen’s ventilation system is its most important element, so make sure to ask for a consultation to eliminate any issues before the summer season. You can also help your kitchen’s HVAC system out by cleaning all equipment and reducing harmful cleaning chemicals wherever possible. These chemicals can circulate through your HVAC system and reduce indoor air quality. By switching to gentler cleaning products, you can maintain a healthier building overall.
Most commercial facility basements are used for storage, but that doesn’t mean their HVAC systems aren’t just as important. Reduce moisture in your basement during the summer to keep storage areas free of mold and mildew. If your furnace is located in the basement, schedule cleanings for the filters, blower, and motor before the summer months.
Outdoor HVAC units
Last but not least, you’ll want to clean your outdoor units of dirt, grass, and debris to ensure they run at peak efficiency throughout the summer. This is especially important if you have ground units instead of a rooftop HVAC system. After any landscaping service, take some time to clean, assess, and repair your outdoor units if necessary.
Following these steps, your HVAC system will be in peak condition before the summer months hit. If you have questions about HVAC maintenance or repair, contact your local MaintenX today!