April 20, 2021

Preparing Your Commercial Space for Allergy Season

Spring allergies are upon us, and it’s time to begin preparing your commercial space and HVAC system to ensure comfort through the summer season.

In the United States, over 50 million individuals suffer from allergy symptoms, and allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness across the county. Because allergies are incurable, their symptoms must be properly managed through a combination of treatment and prevention.

Through effective HVAC installation and maintenance plans, facilities managers can maintain the health and well-being of building occupants while also achieving maximum productivity and happiness in the workplace.

How to Prepare Your Commercial HVAC System for Spring

Springtime in New York City can be cold and wet, making for the perfect damp, dark environment for allergens and other harmful contaminants to accumulate and spread via your HVAC system and equipment. Coupled with the yearly presence of seasonal allergens, the spring allergy season is the best opportunity to begin preparing your commercial space and HVAC system for the warmer months to come.

Complete HVAC System Inspection 

Performing a thorough inspection of your entire HVAC unit may uncover signs of damage or inefficiency that can be improved through a repair, upgrade, or replacement. As part of your regular HVAC preventive maintenance plan, your commercial HVAC partner will inform you of high-priority issues, as well as improvements that don’t need to be made immediately.

Replace Air Filters

Your air filters are prime areas for bacteria, mold, dirt, and other debris to fester and grow. Depending on your commercial space, your system may require a more powerful filter. Regardless of the application, however, you should always use the minimum level of filtration that is appropriate for your space.

Clean Air Ducts

Air duct sanitization is a typical component of regular HVAC preventive maintenance that should be at the top of your mind when preparing your space for the spring allergy season. Eliminate irritating airborne contaminants by ensuring clean, dust-free air ducts throughout the entire building.

Clean Heating Coils

As with HVAC filters and air ducts, the coils of your system also attract large amounts of dust and bacteria that must be removed to ensure the clean, unobstructed flow of air throughout your space. In addition to containment removal, cleaning coils regularly will help reduce the risk of HVAC related fires or leaks.

Test HVAC System Sensors and Monitoring Devices

As the seasons change, facilities managers need to have access to HVAC readings and conditions provided by system sensors and monitors to optimize the building for maximum comfort and productivity. As you prepare your unit for the spring allergy season, ensure all of your monitoring equipment is functioning properly and make replacements or upgrades as necessary.

Spring HVAC Maintenance with Donnelly Mechanical

By partnering with Donnelly, you’re investing in the future of your commercial space. From reducing costs to improving building efficiency, we help our clients achieve their ROI and meet their HVAC goals every time. Contact us today to begin creating your spring HVAC maintenance plan.

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