3 Commercial HVAC Mistakes that May be Costing You Money and Energy

3 Commercial HVAC Mistakes that May be Costing You Money and Energy

Knowing when to replace your commercial HVAC system as well as performing regular system maintenance throughout the year ensures the longevity of your equipment. A properly maintained and properly functioning HVAC system is crucial for managing any productive and safe commercial space, and keeping a consistent temperature year-round is important for not only productivity but your space’s equipment. But doing so need not break the bank.

To help keep commercial HVAC system repair costs down and manage a greener work space, anticipate problems before they arise and save yourself valuable time, money, and resources by avoiding these three common commercial HVAC mistakes.

Build-Up in Your System Air Filters

Your system’s air filters are one of the most important components of the entire unit, helping to regulate and maintain an optimal air temperature throughout your space. Throughout the year, be sure to inspect and change your air filters regularly, as trapped dirt, dust, and debris can build up in your system and cause overheating, potential system failures, and high energy costs – all of which are easily preventable.

Overflowing Drip Pans

Drip pans collect excess moisture in the air that is filtered through your commercial HVAC system. To avoid pooling that may pose electrical hazards and the buildup of harmful molds and mildew, make sure to inspect your unit’s drip pans regularly. Check for any cracks in the material, as well as clogs that may allow water to seep back into the unit.

Deterioration of Fan Motors and Blades

Your unit’s fans help regulate your system’s temperature and prevent overheating. Inspect both your unit’s motors and blades for any metal fraying that may occur over the life of the system. As needed, lubricate with nondetergent SAE 20 oil or another approved oil per your commercial HVAC expert’s advice.

Contact Donnelly Mechanical for Your HVAC Maintenance Needs

Our experienced team of certified technicians are here to help you year-round with your commercial HVAC needs, including replacements, system upgrades, maintenance, and repairs. At Donnelly Mechanical, the performance of your unit is our top priority, and we’re on call to ensure breathable, healthy air in your commercial space 24/7. Contact us today for more information on our commercial HVAC system maintenance plans!

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