5 Ways to Get Your Commercial HVAC Unit Ready for Summer
With temperatures rising everyday, now is the perfect time to make sure your commercial HVAC system is ready and running at peak performance! Keeping your building reliably cool is one of the most important ways you can perfect your environment.
Here are 5 summer HVAC tips to help ensure your commercial system is in tip-top shape.
Summer HVAC Tip #1: Have Your Air Filters Checked and Replaced
Your commercial air conditioner has filters that filtrate particles out of the air, ensuring only clean air makes it into your building, keeping indoor air quality at comfortable levels. However, air filters become clogged with dirt and debris over time, which negatively impacts your airflow and air conditioning system’s efficiency. Over time, this results in using more energy and money to perform the same job. Getting your air filters checked and replaced regularly is key to maximizing your system and saving money.
Summer HVAC Tip #2: Get Your Ductwork Cleaned
Your air conditioning system’s ductwork is another common component where dust, mold, allergens, and debris can build up and impact performance and air quality if not maintained regularly. Dirt is bound to accumulate in your air conditioner’s ductwork, and some occupants of your building may be particularly susceptible to this buildup; individuals with allergies or asthma, as well as the elderly and small children may be significantly impacted by poor air quality. A simple call to Air Stream can help ensure your ducts are clean, less energy is wasted, and your occupants are comfortable.
Summer HVAC Tip #3: Have a Professional Take a Look at Your Condenser and Evaporator Coils
Most of the service calls we receive are due to dirty evaporator and condenser coils. When left without maintenance, dirty coils can result in costly repairs and even damage to your commercial air conditioning system.
Clogged evaporator coils result in your coils freezing up, and preventing airflow from moving across the coil. A service technician is required to turn off the system to allow the coils to defrost, and a chemical cleaning and full operations check are necessary.
On the other hand, if your system’s condenser coils become clogged, it’s going to take your air conditioner longer to bring your building’s temperature down, resulting in a higher energy bill each month! Over time, if clogged condenser coils go without maintenance, the condenser coil will not allow airflow across the coil, which will cause the system to shut down on high-pressure safety control. A service technician will then need to perform a chemical power washing to remove the dirt that accumulates in the coils to allow airflow through the coil and perform a full operations check on the system.
The best way to prevent these issues before they start? Regular maintenance on your commercial unit from Air Stream!
Summer HVAC Tip #4: Integrate Smart Building Controls
One of the “hottest” ways to keep cool this summer? Smart building controls!
With smart building controls, your air conditioning system leverages the latest HVAC technology to integrate and automate all aspects of your building management, giving you the opportunity to perfect your environment, improve energy efficiency, and reduce operational costs.
With smart building controls, you’ll benefit from:
- Simplified operations and control of your building’s systems with the click of a mouse
- The ability to easily maintain consistent temperatures regardless of weather conditions
- Comfortable building tenants with increased productivity
- Increased energy efficiency and a smaller carbon footprint
- Cost savings
- Customized dashboards to view all of your building’s data, energy usage, reporting, and permissions
Smart building controls are the future of comfortable living—get started now!
Summer HVAC Tip #5: Schedule a Preventative Maintenance Call with Air Stream AC
In need of a commercial HVAC service call before summer heats up? Air Stream goes beyond typical HVAC maintenance—we’re all about proactively taking the right measures to ensure that all your system’s deficiencies are addressed to prevent any issues or downtime when you need your AC most! To schedule service, call (516) 747-4700.