Spring HVAC Maintenance to Improve Indoor Air Quality
It still feels like the dead of winter, but spring will soon be here. As the temperatures begin to rise and trees and flowers start showing signs of life, pollen and allergens quickly follow. There are simple spring HVAC maintenance steps you can take to improve indoor air quality by reducing allergens and pollen.
No matter what type of commercial HVAC system you run, your maintenance goals should improve indoor air quality and increase efficiency. Getting a spring HVAC tune-up helps decrease your operating costs, keeps your workers and visitors healthier, and requires fewer repairs.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there has been a heightened awareness of the importance of improved indoor air quality. Technologies that improve indoor air quality and fight airborne viruses are becoming a necessity. Bipolar ionization and UV light technology can be retrofitted onto your existing unit to help purify the air at your facility. The technologies require no filters and do such a thorough job of improving indoor air quality that they often leave your system free of settled pollutants.
Spring HVAC Maintenance Tips
If we’re honest, we’ve all forgotten about changing the air filters in our air conditioning systems. Did you know it is recommended to replace them at least once every three months, sometimes more often depending on their use? Clean air filters are one of the easiest preventative maintenance steps you can take to improve indoor air quality.
As the year passes, more and more airborne allergens are drawn into your home and come to rest in your commercial HVAC system’s air ducts. When the warmer weather of spring comes and you turn your system on, the allergens, pollen, and contaminants that settled in the air ducts are pushed back into the air of your space. Professional duct cleaning dramatically improves indoor air quality and helps eliminate the drowsy and sniffly feelings brought by allergens. Commercial HVAC maintenance can also solve any duct sealing issues that may cause your system to run less efficiently.
Routine maintenance, like cleaning around outdoor heating and air conditioning units, helps keep pollutants from entering your ductwork and circulating in the building. Check the wiring and connections for weathering or damage from animals trying to stay warm. Make sure to clean the blower fan and keep it dust-free to prevent it from circulating dust into the air. Ensure refrigerant levels are at suggested levels and that there are no leaks or spills that may be a sign of more significant problems.
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The Benefits of Commercial HVAC Maintenance Programs
Routine HVAC service is a critical factor in extending the life of your heating and cooling system. Commercial HVAC maintenance programs catch small issues in your unit before they become large problems. Regular air conditioning tune-ups improve energy efficiency, reduce breakdowns, and prevent repairs. Preventative maintenance lowers operating costs, limits downtime, and improves air quality. The likelihood of an unexpected failure resulting in a full replacement is lowered. If a worst-case scenario occurs, a maintenance program provides 24/7 emergency services.
Commercial HVAC Maintenance Checklist
Commercial HVAC maintenance professionals at React document all of your HVAC equipment, design elements, and past services to meet your needs. After analyzing your system, a checklist is created to ensure all parts of your system are serviced and maintain maximum efficiency. Elements of the checklist are:
Check and change air filters
Audit thermostats for proper programing
System checks frequently
- Inspection of compressor
- Clean coil and cabinet
- Clear pans and lines of debris
- Lubricate fan
- Recharge refrigerant
- Lubricate belts
- Inspect and clean burner
- Test safety controls
- Inspect the duct system
- Clean coils, pan, and lines
React Industries is Ready To Handle All Your Commercial HVAC Maintenance Needs
We want to be more than the company you hire to install an HVAC unit. We want to help you maintain it through its entire service life. We offer dedicated customer service and reliable, timely, and efficient service. Contact React Industries for all of your commercial HVAC needs in the New York City area.