Is your facility prepared to weather winter storms? Power loss, cold temperatures, snow, wind, ice, and a host of other potential problems need to be considered and addressed now to ensure your facility will run safely and smoothly through the winter season. Here are some tips to keep your building in great shape year-round.
HVAC System Inspection
When temperatures get colder, your building needs to be kept warm enough to keep people comfortable and assets protected. Now is the perfect time to make sure your facility’s HVAC systems are prepared to handle the stresses of the coming winter months.
The best way to make sure the system is efficient is to hire an HVAC maintenance company familiar with commercial systems, like MaintenX, to inspect and optimize the system before the coldest months of winter hit.
Don’t Waste Heat
In addition to checking the heating system, have your facility checked for drafts, leaks, and cracks — all of which allow heated air to escape buildings. Taking care of these will limit wasted energy throughout the cold weather months while saving you money.
Roofs take a lot of damage in the winter. Flat roofs, which are typical on commercial buildings, require routine inspection and maintenance. Make sure the roofs don’t have areas where ice or heavy snow can build up. After the preliminary inspection, schedule weekly or monthly inspections for the entire winter season. During these inspections, look for built-up water, ice, and snow, and if you find it, dispose of it immediately.