General Maintenance

Hvac-101 Keeping Up With The Basics

14 Dec , 2014  

HVAC systems are complex systems used in many business, hospitals, restaurants etc. to maintain the indoor environment. These systems run a great deal and need to be maintained. It is true that many companies do not have a professional on staff at all times to maintain these units and when there is a problem then a professional has to be called and it can be quite expensive to repair. Simple maintenance even for an HVAC system can save your company a lot of money.

What does HVAC stand for

Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning. And no, it’s not as simple as that but it does define what all this system can do for your company. Professionals are trained on the many different types of HVAC systems so that they can figure out exactly what is wrong with the units and be able to fix and repair them quickly and effectively.

Simple Maintaining

You are working for a company. You are in charge of some of the maintenance around the company. One of which is maintaining the HVAC system for the company. A good start is to find out what type of unit has been installed. Research about the unit; find out what simple things you can perform on the unit to help maintain it.

Many of the HVAC systems have filters on them that need to be replaced or cleaned regularly. Be sure to locate these filters. Find out if they need to be replaced or the proper way to clean the filters. This will help with the overall performance of the unit.

When filters get dirty, it makes the systems run harder and longer which of course will drive up the electric bill for the company. So be sure that the filters are cleaned or replaced regularly depending on the unit that is used.

You should keep the temperature of the business adjusted appropriately. By dropping the overall temperatures on the thermostats, constant changes or heating up the building to much, this can cause additional issues, again, making the HVAC system run harder and having to adjust accordingly. Many HVAC systems that are being installed today in business have computerized systems so that they can be monitored. Depending on the age of the unit, you may want to find out if there is a program for the computer that can help you monitor issues that may be going on with the system.

It is a good idea to schedule regular maintenance for the HVAC system. Having someone come out every 6 months to check the unit is a good preventative. A professional will be able to check all the workings to make sure they are functioning and let you know should something need replacing. You may be asked to set up a contract with a company to establish this type of service, it is a good idea to call around to find a certified HVAC specialist and find the best rates possible for this service.

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