June 4, 2019

In the New York City area, it has been a slightly wetter and colder spring than normal. Accordingly, maybe you haven’t given thought yet to HVAC system maintenance – but you should. Now is a great time to get your commercial HVAC system and components serviced, to ensure that they’re in top shape when the sticky heat of the summer arrives.

Key commercial HVAC maintenance tasks to consider:

Replacement of Filters

Air filters are a vital component of modern commercial HVAC systems, as they ensure that the air circulating through a building is clean and healthy. Air filters are usually easy to replace, but it might be best to seek advice from a reliable HVAC service company about the best filters for your application.

Cleaning of Air Ducts 

Think of your HVAC system like a giant lung. It works best when all passageways are open and free of constrictions. Over time, dust and particulate matter can build up in the ductwork of your system, limiting efficiency and slowing delivery of dry, cool air in the summer. Additionally, dirty ducts can contribute to seasonal allergies and illnesses that keep employees away from work! Before the hot season hits, it’s a good idea to have your system inspected and cleaned by a reliable HVAC service company.

Inspection and Maintenance of Thermostats

The thermostat is perhaps the most important component of a commercial HVAC system, and it’s usually the only part that a building’s tenants directly interact with. Its main purpose is to cycle the HVAC system on and off, according to a user-set temperature. So, an aging or malfunctioning thermostat can cause the entire system to run inefficiently. Now is a great time to have your thermostat inspected by a reliable HVAC service company. Remember to ask about upgrading your thermostat, which can have huge efficiency benefits and save you money in the long run.

Creation of an HVAC Preventative Maintenance Plan

Every automobile owner should be performing regular inspection and maintenance tasks on their car, such as changing the oil or checking the coolant level. In a surprising number of ways, HVAC systems really aren’t that different. It’s important to have a professional HVAC technician inspect and maintain your system according to a set schedule throughout the year. This ensures that small problems don’t escalate into large problems, which may eventually result in the system failing at an inopportune time – impacting your uptime and your budget!

Consider Upgrades

In another similarity to automobiles, new commercial HVAC systems get incrementally better, year after year. A reliable commercial HVAC service company can recommend when the cost to continue usage of an older, outdated system exceeds the cost of upgrading to a newer, more efficient one. Today’s energy efficient systems offer so many great benefits – from significant energy cost savings to supporting environmental initiatives and ensuring system reliability.

Find out how Donnelly Mechanical helped a Fortune 500 client hit their ROI targets for reducing costs and increasing efficiencies by replacing and maintaining HVAC systems for server room cooling.

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