The subzero temperatures of the Illinois winter are finally behind us. With St. Charles, IL temperatures heading up to 56°F in April, it's the perfect time to turn your attention to your commercial HVAC system.
Your furnace has had a workout over the winter and your AC has been lying dormant. A little spring maintenance will ensure that you can rely on them both to keep your workers comfortable over the year ahead.
Let's look at a few essential jobs to schedule for HVAC spring maintenance.
Clean Your Filters
Air filters ensure that the air you pump around your facility is clean. They remove allergens and pollutants from the air. If they get dirty and clogged, your HVAC system has to work harder and will be less energy efficient.
If they're not cleaned regularly, you may find your employees start to suffer from allergies and respiratory illnesses. While HVAC filters are not enough to protect your workers from COVID, the EPA advises that they can help.
Every spring, you should check and clean filters. Also, clean the area around your furnace to keep your filters free from dust.
Check The Outdoor Condenser Unit
No machinery likes to be stood unused for any length of time. Before you fire up your AC to check it's working, head outside and check the condenser unit.
Remove any protective covers you put on before the winter. Check the insulation is intact and in good condition. Take the opportunity to remove any dirt and debris that have built up over the winter.
Also, make sure that the unit panels haven't sustained any damage. If they have, do not operate the system. Call in an HVAC contractor to assess and correct the damage.
Check Your Grills and Fire It Up
If everything inside and out is looking OK, it's time for a little housekeeping.
Inspect all the vents and grills and remove any dirt and dust that have built up. Check the condensate line is attached securely, so that condensation can run away safely.
You're now ready to give it a test drive, preferably when your workers are not there so you don't freeze them. If you're not happy with the level of cooling, call in the pros.
Schedule an HVAC Maintenance Service
It's a good idea to schedule an HVAC maintenance service during the spring. This will help to identify any HVAC problems and correct them before the hot weather of summer arrives.
They'll check your whole system and look at the wear and tear on parts that regularly fail. These include:
Having a maintenance plan with a local HVAC contractor is a wise investment. This means you'll never miss a service and you'll get repairs done at a lower cost.
Spring Maintenance Could Save You Big Time
Spring Maintenance of your HVAC system could save you thousands down the line. Your system will run more efficiently. Plus, you'll be able to replace worn-out parts before they cause damage.
Call in Sun Mechanical Systems for outstanding Chicagoland HVAC servicing. We have maintenance plans to suit every building. Call us at 630.444.1774 or schedule a free consultation online.