How to Prepare Your Commercial HVAC for Summer

With spring in full swing, it is no secret that the hot summer months are just around the corner. It is crucial to maintain your commercial HVAC system regularly to avoid uncomfortable and potentially dangerous temperatures in the event of a malfunction. Keep your commercial heating and air systems prepared with some HVAC seasonal maintenance provided by Smith & Company HVAC.

Here are a few things you can do to keep your commercial heating system operating in perfect condition all summer long.

Check Your Air Filters

Proper filters are essential to an efficient HVAC unit. When checking your air filters, be sure to look for debris, clogs, or any damaged components. A clogged filter could restrict airflow and make your HVAC unit less effective. Air filters should be checked at least once a month and changed every three to six months depending on their condition and the recommendation of the manufacturer. This is a simple task you can do on your own to further the life of your commercial heating and cooling system.

Maintain the Condenser Unit

The condenser unit in your HVAC system is typically an outdoor component. It pulls in air from outside and cools it before the air is then circulated throughout the building. Since most units are outdoors, it is especially important to keep the condenser clean and free of any debris.

Check the condenser unit regularly for any obstructions such as dirt clumps, stray leaves, or bird nests. Keeping the condenser unit clean and free of obstruction helps to maintain appropriate air intake for your commercial air conditioning.

Update Your Thermostat

Your thermostat is an important component of any HVAC system. A faulty thermostat can wreak havoc with your commercial systems causing excessive heating and cooling, strain, and other issues. In addition to setting your thermostat to an appropriate temperature for the season, you should also check it regularly. If your commercial heating and air system does not respond to a temperature change on the thermostat, it is time to replace it.

If you have an older thermostat, you may want to update it to a more modern, programmable one. Programmable thermostats can help your commercial HVAC adjust to the weather more efficiently. This can help minimize strain and reduce energy costs during both warm and cool seasons.

Schedule Inspections Regularly

Your commercial HVAC needs yearly inspections by a trusted technician. Inspections can prevent issues from popping up in the future or enable you to catch problems before they cause greater harm to the HVAC unit. Try to schedule your inspection for commercial HVAC maintenance in the spring to prepare your business for the summer’s hot weather. This can give you time to address or repair any major issues before summer hits.

Replace Old and Broken Parts

Worn or broken parts can cause major problems in your HVAC system. It is essential to replace parts that are no longer working as they should. Some damaged parts can create extra stress for your system, or prevent it from working efficiently. Others can cause your entire system to grind to a halt.

Additionally, it is important to replace any faulty parts before the hot weather hits. Your employees, clients, and others will suffer amidst a heatwave with a broken air conditioner, and you risk losing business if your building’s environment is not suitable. Schedule HVAC spring maintenance and repairs to let a technician determine the parts you need for your commercial system and prevent downtime or additional expenses with a simple fix.

Conduct Consistent Maintenance

The best thing you can do for your commercial HVAC system is to stick to a maintenance schedule. On top of regularly checking air filters and cleaning out debris from the condenser unit, your system needs professional checks as well. Having a trusted HVAC technician conduct routine commercial air conditioning (AC) repairs limits the risk of unexpected malfunctions. You should also have your air ducts cleaned and maintained regularly to cut down on the debris and have cleaner airflow to your business.

Get in Touch With Smith & Company HVAC

Your commercial HVAC system is essential to a comfortable and welcoming business, whether you serve tenants, clients, or employees. Caring for the individual components of your commercial HVAC system, including the air filters, condenser unit, thermostat, and other parts, can help to extend the life of your unit to operate more efficiently and reliably. The best way to care for your commercial property is to maintain your heating and air systems with our AC service and repairs team. 

For the best service in the Maryland area, schedule an inspection and regular maintenance with Smith & Company HVAC. We are proud to serve the Maryland and Washington, D.C. areas with quality commercial HVAC services. Our team provides regular commercial inspections and maintenance, as well as 24-hour air conditioning repair. We also offer replacement and installation for commercial HVAC systems, just in case you need an upgrade. Schedule an appointment today!