How to Save Money on Your Commercial HVAC System
In commercial buildings, the HVAC system can be a significant expense. Since you can’t avoid running the furnace in the winter and the AC in the summer, you can only make sure your system operates at peak performance. You’ll save money and energy when you maximize your HVAC system.
Perform Regular Maintenance
Don’t wait for a breakdown to have technicians inspect your system. Perform regular maintenance to keep your system working at peak efficiency. Periodic maintenance also extends the system’s lifespan, so you can better plan for replacement. Having a technician check your system in the spring and again in the fall can reduce breakdowns and prevent significant damage.
Change the Air Filters Regularly
The air filters keep the system running smoothly by ensuring the air can flow through the system. It’s easy to forget to change the air filters in your commercial HVAC system. One great way to remind yourself is to check the filters every time you pay your electric bill or mortgage. Plan to change them at least every other month, but monthly is better if you use cheaper filters.
Check the Condensate Line
During the summer, when you run the AC, the condensation line routes the moisture from the inside of your unit to the outside. You should check this line to make sure it’s draining correctly and not clogged. The moisture build-up encourages mold and mildew growth, which can cause more damage to your property and reduce air quality. It should be cleaned every 30 days to operate better when the line is clean and free of debris.
Schedule regular maintenance for your commercial HVAC unit with R.S. Andrews. We’ll keep your system running efficiently to avoid breakdowns and business disruptions. Our team can respond quickly if your system does need repairs. Call us today at 770-766-7354 or send us an email.