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Preparing Your Commercial HVAC System for an NYC Summer

Summers in New York City can be ruthless, and they can have a monumental impact on your commercial HVAC system.

Due to higher temperatures and higher levels of humidity, your commercial HVAC system will be working overtime to cool and regulate the air throughout your space. That’s why it’s essential to prepare your HVAC system prior to the summer season to ensure smooth operation and the high-performance heating and cooling of your commercial NYC facility.

What Summer HVAC Maintenance Means for Your Commercial NYC Building

At this time of year, as HVAC preparations for the summer begin, it’s essential to the health of your cooling equipment that you arrange for proper preventive maintenance measures for the warmer months and the fall season to come.

In addition to an effective preventive maintenance plan, there are several key components of summer HVAC preparation that you should consider for your commercial NYC facility. 

Replace Air filters

Air filters are central to the heating and cooling of your commercial NYC facility—it’s important to keep them clean to ensure breathable, freely flowing air for your occupants.

As your HVAC system exerts more energy to cool your space due to the increase in temperatures in the summer months, your air filters will become dirty faster. Before June, inspect your system’s air filters and arrange for necessary replacements to remove the dirt, dust, and debris that can clog your system and obstruct the flow of air.

Clean Air Ducts

Before clean air can be circulated throughout your commercial space, the main air flow channel of your HVAC system must remain open and unobstructed: your air ducts. Just as harmful bacteria can build up in your system’s air filters over time, bacteria can also accumulate within the enclosed passageways of your ductwork. Prior to the start of the summer season, arrange for a thorough duct cleaning performed by a professional HVAC technician to limit the prevalence of seasonal allergies and sickness most commonly attributed to dirty air ducts.

Full System Inspection and Tune-Up

As part of your year-round commercial HVAC system maintenance, take advantage of pre-season inspections to perform a full-system tune-up. In addition to your core system, prioritize the inspection of your automation equipment, including all the thermostat controls and sensors that are essential to maintaining an efficient cooling system that remains in-budget throughout the summer season.

How Donnelly Can Help You

Servicing the commercial HVAC systems of our New York City clients for over three decades, Donnelly Mechanical has the expertise you need to make informed decisions about your heating and cooling solutions and ensure the comfort and safety of building occupants year round. Give us a call today to explore the many ways a Donnelly technician can help you prepare your commercial HVAC system for summer in New York City.


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