When I moved into my first place, I couldn't believe how dirty everything was all the time. I found myself dusting and mopping continuously, only to deal with a fresh layer of grime later. After awhile, I realized that the problem was blowing straight out of my air ducts. My ventilation lines were so dirty that it was spreading grime through my house every single time the air clicked on. Fortunately, I called an HVAC contractor who was able to clean my vents to a gleaming shine. I know how big of a difference cleaning up your ventilation system can make, which is why I want to spread the word.
When you own or lease a commercial property, you have to be sure the HVAC is maintained correctly. If the HVAC is not maintained by your contractor, you can face expensive repairs later. You do not want to deal with an uncomfortable temperature in a commercial building. Here are some ways to ensure your HVAC is well maintained:
Have the Air Filters Changed or Cleaned
Most of your basic HVAC maintenance is done by your HVAC contractor, but you can manage the air filters yourself if you like. The air filters should be changed at least every other month, or more often if you live in a dusty region. The cleaning or changing of the filters prevents the possibility of clogs in the system, which can lead to major problems.
Have Your Contractor Clean the Coils
Commercial HVAC systems need their coils cleaned regularly to function efficiently. As time passes, the moisture in the system will cause mold and mildew growth. This causes poor efficiency as well as bad air quality in your building. HVAC systems have two types of coils. An evaporator coil collects hot air in the building. A condenser coil is outside and can get dirty due to the elements. Over time, the buildup of debris will increase the pressure and keep the HVAC from working properly.
Have Your Contractor Clean the Dampers
Dampers look like doors within the HVACs ducting system. The dampers will open and close periodically to help get the building to the right temperature. The air flows beyond the dampers when the air is on. As time goes by, the dampers will get dirty. When the dampers are clean, they will close completely when the HVAC is turned on.
Have Your Contractor Clean the Ductwork
Clean ductwork is necessary for a fully functioning commercial HVAC system. Clean ductwork will ensure the air is clean. When the ductwork gets dirty, the system can grow mold and mildew. This will pollute the indoor air and allow it to flow through the building. The ductwork can also become clogged with debris and thick dust. The clogs will keep the system from working efficiently. The entire system could work too hard and become worn out prematurely, which is not an ideal situation.
If you have any issues with your commercial HVAC system, contact commercial HVAC contractors so they can inspect the system and rule out potential problems.