A Quick Guide to Commercial AC Maintenance

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It’s not easy to keep a large commercial building cool. You’re dealing with more space than a residential home, so it takes more power and better systems to keep things comfortable.

And with the move away from gas to electricity, you’re probably using an HVAC unit to keep things going. However, maintaining that system isn’t easy.

You need to perform regular maintenance on your commercial AC unit if you want it to keep working. Below are a few HVAC maintenance tips that you should always perform.

Check for Noises and Smells

Your commercial HVAC won’t make too much noise in the perfect world. It will make some common sounds, but you should become familiar with those over time. It should also have no smell since it’s a closed system.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean problems won’t make your system loud and produce odors. This is a sign that something is wrong, and you should call HVAC repair services to get help.

Change Your Filters

A lot of dust and debris goes through a commercial HVAC system. You’re handling a large property, so there’s no getting around that happening.

That means you must regularly check your filter to see if it’s dirty. If it is, swap it out for a clean one. Doing this will keep things running efficiently and prevent future system damage.

Clean the Drain Lines

Your AC, like the Daikin commercial linked here, won’t work without a byproduct as it gets more humid during the summer, and condensation forms inside your unit on the coils. This condensation drains into pipes that move water outside the building.

But algae and other byproducts can cause clogs in the drainage pipe. Regularly clean those lines to avoid a clog happening and ending up with a flood.

Another good thing to do when doing this is to check the drain pan for cracks. This can make clogging easier and lead to flooding.

Remove Outdoor Debris

As time passes, leaves, limbs, and other debris will accumulate around your outdoor unit. This is a problem because that debris can impact the functioning of your HVAC system.

You need to check outside to see if there is any debris regularly. Remove everything you can around the unit.

You should also open the grate of the unit to see if there is any debris inside. Remove anything you can.

Of course, be sure to turn everything off before you open it.

Get Professional Maintenance

You can do a lot on your own when maintaining your HVAC system, but there’s only so much you can do. You probably don’t have the expertise to check refrigerant levels and examine more complicated HVAC parts.

However, you can hire an HVAC repair company for regular maintenance. Your provider will visit yearly to maintain your equipment and tell you about problems.

Now You Can Handle Commercial AC Maintenance

Commercial AC systems are well-built and last a long time. But that doesn’t mean you can ignore them and expect things to continue running smoothly.

You must perform regular commercial AC maintenance to optimize your system and keep it running well. Follow the maintenance tips above to keep your HVAC unit in great shape.

Check out the blog to find more tips for maintaining your commercial property.

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