Few things stress an HVAC system like the oppressive heat of the summer months. Energy costs go through the roof and it’s difficult for AC systems to keep temperatures and humidity levels comfortable indoors. What you can do, however, is prepare. An AC system that is tuned for maximum efficiency and has had any necessary repairs will be better able to cool your space throughout the summer with a lower risk of failure.
Summer Air Conditioning for Commercial Buildings
Commercial HVAC systems are particularly vulnerable to a system failure during the dog days of summer, for the simple reason that they’re cooling larger areas. When weather conditions aren’t favorable and commercial HVAC systems are still expected to keep a space cool throughout the day (often seven days a week for retail businesses), there is quite a bit of strain on the system.quality
But HVAC summer prep is one of the most important things a business can do to be successful during the busy summer months.
Preventive Maintenance Above All
Getting your air conditioner ready for summer begins long before the summer actually begins. It’s March, so there are still a few solid months to go before things really start heating up, but the time to set up a preventive maintenance agreement, if not yesterday, is today.
Improve Energy Efficiency – HVAC systems are going to be working hard in the summer months. This means every ounce of energy efficiency that can be squeezed from your equipment is especially vital. Energy bills tend to skyrocket in the warmest months of the year, but a preventive maintenance agreement from React Industries can ensure your system is operating as efficiently as possible. While preventative maintenance won’t restore your system to brand new, it will help create predictable energy bills.
Reduce the Risk of Failure – System downtime is one of the most expensive things that can happen to any business. Air conditioning systems failing can be a disaster. Regular commercial air conditioning service is proven to significantly reduce the likelihood that a system shutdown will occur, particularly for aging systems. Nothing is going to prevent a shutdown in every circumstance, but commercial HVAC preventative maintenance will catch minor problems before they balloon into catastrophic failures.
Mitigate High Repair Costs – Once you start your preventive maintenance agreement, it’s likely there will be some initial, probably minor repairs. This is especially true for older systems. However, initial repair costs are nothing compared to major repairs in the event of a system failure.
Clean, Replace, Clean Some More
Even if you decide against a preventive maintenance agreement, a few basic things should still be done in preparation for the summer months.
Clear Away Debris – Plant material and other debris that has built up around your air conditioning units should be cleared away so the system can operate efficiently. You can also brush away and hose off dirt and dust that have built up on the fans and grates in your unit. This helps ensure clean, efficient operation.
Replace Air Filters – If you haven’t replaced your air filters in a while, get ready. They are likely to be covered in dirt, dust, allergens, and worse. As you head into the warmer months, change your filters to increase efficiency, reduce risks of system failure, and improve the indoor air quality of your space.
Reach out to React Industries to ensure your system is ready for the summer. Waiting and hoping it won’t fail isn’t the best strategy.
The Bottom Line
A simple call to React Industries is all it takes to prepare for a successful summer season. We get to know each of our clients’ systems, meaning preventive maintenance is never a one-size-fits-all agreement.
There are numerous opportunities to keep your system healthy. If you’re looking to be proactive instead of reactive, breathe healthy air instead of dust and allergens, and have the peace of mind that your system isn’t going to fail during the next heat wave, give us a call.