What Is Preventative Maintenance for Commercial HVAC Systems?

March 19, 2021
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If you are responsible for a large commercial building that is used by employees and customers alike, you will want to ensure that your premises are as comfortable as possible. That's why it is essential to perform year-round preventative maintenance for your commercial HVAC system. 

A well-functioning HVAC system has been repeatedly proven to attract customer footfall and keep customers on the premises for longer. That is why you should begin thorough preventative maintenance to ensure that your HVAC is in perfect working order for your customers and employees all year-round.

Read on to find out everything you should be doing when it comes to preventative maintenance for commercial HVAC systems.

What Does Preventative Maintenance Mean?

First off, it is worth breaking down what is meant by preventative maintenance. It does not mean repairing or replacing an HVAC system or its components. Rather, it means taking a few simple steps to ensure that you do not have to go through the time and expense of repairing or replacing your HVAC systems.

As you probably already know, buying a new HVAC system can be prohibitively expensive, especially for commercial premises, where the cost can quickly rise to tens of thousands of dollars.

A preventative maintenance plan for HVAC systems will not require you to buy any expensive equipment. The idea is to save you time and money by simply completing a few routine maintenance tasks that will keep your HVAC in tip-top working condition all year-round.

HVAC Preventative Maintenance Checklist

If you are ready to put together a preventative maintenance schedule for your HVAC, you have come to the right place. Read on for an essential preventative maintenance checklist for your commercial HVAC system:

Component Inspections

You should always begin your preventative maintenance by inspecting the main components of your HVAC system.

First, check that the fan and motor are properly lubricated and free of dust and debris. Check that the control box and wiring are all in place and tighten if necessary. Make sure the refrigerant levels are fully charged and refill them if necessary.

Changing the Air Filters

The air filters are crucial for the proper functioning of your commercial HVAC. Inspect your air filters at least once every four weeks to check that they have not gotten clogged with dust or debris. Clean and clear air filters reduce energy consumption and save you money.

Re-Program the Thermostats

After a long winter, it is essential to reprogram your HVAC's thermostat. Always perform a complete reprogramming at the beginning of the heating and cooling seasons to ensure that everything is tuned to the correct settings. This will ensure that you do not overload your system.

Call An Expert HVAC Maintenance Service in Winnipeg Today

As you can see, preventative maintenance is a simple, low-cost exercise that can save you time, money, and stress. Preventative maintenance can easily be integrated into your daily routine maintenance for your place of business.

However, if you have large commercial premises with a complex HVAC system, you may need professional maintenance help. East Side Ventilation provides efficient and comprehensive maintenance services for your commercial heating and cooling systems in Winnipeg.

Contact our technicians today to learn more and discuss our maintenance program options.

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