Commercial AC & Furnace Maintenance
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Top Tips for Maintaining Your Commercial AC
Here are a few tips so you can prevent problems from developing in your AC unit.
Keep Your Air Filters Clean
You should check your AC unit’s air filter every month. If the filter is dirty, you should either clean or replace it. Not changing your air filter can result in it becoming clogged. This will not only restrict air flow throughout your home, it will also result in your AC working much harder than it should, which causes unnecessary wear and tear on the equipment and increases your energy costs.
Clean the Equipment
Make sure to clean the individual components of your air conditioner regularly to avoid grime, dirt, and other obstructions from decreasing its efficiency. Use a shop vacuum to clear the dirt and dust around the AC and ducts.
Keep the Area Around the Unit Clear for Free Air Flow
Make sure nothing is obstructing the exterior of your air conditioner. You should keep your bushes trimmed back and make sure no other plants or other greenery grow too close.
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Schedule a Yearly Professional Inspection
Another important part of maintaining your AC is scheduling an annual maintenance checkup—ideally before the cooling season begins—in order to make sure it is working as efficiently as possible. Aire Serv® Total Comfort Tune-up will ensure that your air conditioner is in tip-top working shape and that it will last for years to come. Plus, our experts at Aire Serv® can address smaller problems that could grow into larger, much more costly issues in the future.
Know What Type of Air Conditioning Unit You Have
There are a number of different types of air conditioning units, and the way you maintain it will depend on the type of unit you own.
Some common AC units include:
- Split system units, which make use of an indoor and outdoor unit.
- Ductless split systems, which use indoor and outdoor units but without a duct system.
- Packaged air conditioners, which sit outside.
Commercial Furnace & Heat Pump Maintenance
Commercial furnaces and heat pumps need routine maintenance to stay efficient and safe. Most heating systems should be inspected by an expert technician every fall to make sure the system is operating correctly.
There are a few things you can do as a building manager to keep your system running smoothly between tune-ups:
- Keep your intake and blower vents clear of obstructions
- Inspect filters and replace or clean re-usable models
- Clean and vacuum the furnace and the surrounding areas
- Make sure the thermostat is working properly
- If the wiring is worn, frayed, or disconnected — call your Aire Serv® technician
- Check for leaks — if you smell gas, leave the business and call a professional
Consistent operation can put a lot of stress and strain on individual furnace components, which will wear out faster during periods of heavy use. The main reason for emergency repair calls during sub-freezing temperatures, is that the system was neglected until it stopped working.
The best time to schedule your furnace tune-up is during the off season, such as the fall months.