The winter season is harsh in many parts of the country and your commercial HVAC system might have been working overtime in order to keep your employees and customers comfortable indoors while it was so cold outside. Many of your employees will likely be happy to see spring return, but as a business owner, you need to make sure that your commercial HVAC system is ready for the warmer days ahead. Here are some tips to keep in mind to ensure a smooth transition into spring and beyond for your commercial HVAC system.
The Perfect Time to Change the Filters
Your commercial HVAC system uses filters to keep dirt and dust out of its inner workings, just like your residential HVAC system at home. You are hopefully already changing the air filters on a regular basis, but if you're not, the changing of the season should serve as a reminder that it's time to switch out your air filters. Regardless of whether you are using your HVAC system for heating or cooling, a clogged filter will cause the entire system to run less efficiently and end up costing you more money in the long run.
It's Time for a Professional Cleaning
Winter can also bring with it a variety of debris that could gunk up the inner workings of your HVAC system. This is especially true if some of your HVAC system components are located outdoors, like next to your building or up on the roof. You should be getting your entire HVAC system professionally cleaned at least once every season. Just like with changing the filter, removing random dirt and debris from the inner workings of your HVAC system will ensure more efficient operation.
Consider Switching Vents Off Until They Are Needed
When you are transitioning between winter and summer, there may be some days where the temperature isn't really cold enough for heat but not warm enough to turn the central air on either. On these days, you can save on energy costs by going around your building and turning off some of the vents. You can let the HVAC system run in the areas that get the most traffic, but it might not be necessary to create an optimal temperature in every single room if the natural temperature of the room isn't all that bad, to begin with.
Contact a commercial HVAC contractor today for more information or to schedule an appointment.