When you own a business or a commercial property, keeping the HVAC system working—and working well—is critical to keeping the people who use your property happy. If your business doesn’t stay at a comfortable temperature, customers won’t want to stay and spend money. Employees will be cranky. They might even start looking for new jobs.
What can you do to keep your commercial HVAC system running smoothly and your customers and employees happy? Here are 3 tips for you.
1: Be Diligent About Maintenance
Professional HVAC maintenance must be done at least twice a year. This service is typically performed in the spring and fall. Without it, your systems will lose efficiency rapidly, driving your utility bills up. You’ll also be risking frequent repair needs and breakdowns and shortening the life of your AC and heating systems.
With maintenance, wear and tear will be reduced, temperatures will be kept more even and consistent in your business, your utility bills will go down, and minor issues will be caught early so they don’t develop into serious problems or system breakdowns.
It’s not just professional maintenance that your HVAC system needs. The air filters need to be changed, ideally every single month, and that’s a job that you can do yourself—or have done by a general building maintenance technician. If you’re not sure how to go about doing that, your professional technician can show you during maintenance.
2: Keep an Eye on Everything
Commercial HVAC systems are large and complex. It’s important to catch any issues that occur, so repairs can be done promptly or be avoided entirely. Keep an eye out for anything unusual or problematic. If you don’t know what to look for, again, this would be a great thing to discuss with your technician when they come to do routine maintenance.
For example, if the outdoor or rooftop units get particularly dirty, a gentle wash with a hose can help restore the air circulation they need to work properly. If a leak, backup, or blockage occurs in the drainage system, catching it right away can prevent water damage and mold growth.
3: Choose the Right HVAC Service Company
Many people have some experience with residential HVAC systems, such as DIY enthusiasts and general maintenance workers. Some are professionals, highly qualified to work on residential HVAC systems. But when it comes to your commercial HVAC system, you should rely on a company with particular expertise in working on these types of systems.
A technician who specializes in commercial HVAC systems will be more knowledgeable, and the services they provide will be more streamlined and effective. They’ll also know how to navigate working in a building full of tenants, employees, and customers. They’ll be able to stay out of the way of the flow of building use and minimize interruptions to business.
When you need commercial HVAC service in Calhoun, LA, stick with the professionals.
Contact Mike Smith Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC. We provide “Professional grade service.”