If you’ve got some extra time this month, we’d like to go over some important actions that need to be taken if you’re going to depend on your heating system during winter for your business. We know, the last thing on your mind is your heater if you’re swamped with customers or the many intricacies of your trade, but this could be the difference between a reliable HVAC system and a sudden breakdown this winter.
Maintenance for your commercial HVAC in Plano, TX is not something to take lightly. Losing heat in the middle of the winter can be absolutely catastrophic for you and your customers if it happens at an inconvenient time. And let’s be honest, all HVAC system problems happen at inconvenient times.
That’s why we’ve got a few tips that can help keep your furnace or boiler in good shape. Remember, if you notice anything strange or negative about your heater while you’re checking it out, always contact a professional technician.
Cleaning and Filter Changing
Some of the tips we’re going to mention might not seem like much, but you’d be surprised by the number of business owners we talk to who have never changed a filter or cleaned around their heater before. Without cleaning around your HVAC system or keeping your air filters fresh, your system will break down much more frequently than it would while being properly maintained. Steer clear of breakdowns and listen up!
Keeping the Area Clean
Furnaces and other types of forced air heaters require enough space to cycle air. Especially if these systems are gas-fueled, dust and debris around your furnace system can be a fire hazard. You’re going to want to make sure that you’ve got a couple of feet of cleared space around your furnace to make sure it can function effectively. If you notice that the interior of your furnace is dusty or dirty, you’re going to need a professional technician to open up your system and clean it.
Check and Change Air Filters
Air filters should be changed regularly. Without changing the air filter in your HVAC system, dust and debris will get caught in the system, limiting the airflow and making your system work harder. Your heating bill will skyrocket and your heating will be less effective on those chilly, winter nights. Look up your heating system online or ask a professional technician about how to replace the air filter.
Program the Thermostat
Are you constantly setting your thermostat 5 degrees higher than what the temperature actually is? This is not normal and is indicative of a problem with your furnace. Set the thermostat and check all the locations of your business that are affected by heating. Are any rooms or areas colder than others? Is your heater having trouble reaching its effectiveness in your workplace? These are signifiers that you need professional assistance.
If any of these checklist items are yielding some problems, then you’re going to need some professional help. Also, if your HVAC system is located on the roof, it might be dangerous to access some of the areas needed for maintenance. Leave it up to the professionals if you’re hesitant about anything.
Contact Aire Texas Residential Services, Inc. We do it right the first time, every time!