Preparing Your Commercial HVAC System for Summer

Preparing Your Commercial HVAC System Ahead of Summer

Spring is already here and as the warmer months continue to stay, it’s crucial for businesses to ensure their commercial HVAC systems are ready for the change. A properly maintained HVAC system keeps everyone comfortable, saves energy and helps your equipment last longer. 

At Mechanical Systems Company, we provide preventative maintenance to keep your commercial HVAC systems running smoothly and efficiently. In this guide, we’ll cover the essential steps to prepare your commercial HVAC system for Summer.

The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is the key to avoiding unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs. By addressing potential issues before they escalate, you can ensure your commercial HVAC system operates efficiently throughout the year. Our skilled technicians at Mechanical Systems create custom solutions to meet each client’s needs, improving performance and saving energy. 

Key Steps for Summer HVAC Maintenance

1. Lubricate Moving Parts

Proper lubrication of moving parts in your HVAC system is essential to reduce friction and wear. This includes bearings, motors and fans. Regularly lubricating your equipment can make it last longer, use less energy and lower the chance of sudden malfunctions. Our technicians use high-quality lubricants and follow manufacturer guidelines to ensure optimal performance.

2. Test Run Different Components

Testing your commercial HVAC system before the summer helps find any problems from winter. Ensure you set thermostats correctly, check electrical connections and test safety features to ensure they are working. Testing different components helps to detect issues early, allowing for timely repairs and adjustments.

3. Check Refrigerant Levels

Refrigerant is crucial for the cooling process in your commercial HVAC system. Low refrigerant levels can lead to reduced cooling efficiency, increased energy consumption and potential damage to the compressor. Our technicians at Mechanical Systems are trained to measure and refill refrigerant levels, ensuring efficient operation of your system. 

4. Inspect for Leaks

Leaks in your HVAC system can lead to significant energy loss and reduced performance. Check refrigerant lines for leaks, air ducts for efficiency issues and drain lines for blockages. Identifying and repairing leaks promptly can prevent further damage and maintain system efficiency.

5. Check the Ductwork

The condition of your ductwork plays a vital role in the overall performance of your HVAC system. Check the ducts for leaks and holes and seal any gaps to keep air from escaping. Ensure proper insulation of the ducts to control temperature and clear any blockages that could impede airflow. Proper ductwork maintenance enhances air quality and system efficiency.

6. Change Air Filters

Air filters play a crucial role in maintaining indoor air quality and system performance. Dirty or clogged filters can reduce airflow, decrease system efficiency and lead to poor indoor air quality.

We recommend changing air filters regularly, especially before the start of a new season. Our team can help you select the right filters for your system and schedule routine replacements.

7. Remove Debris

Debris such as leaves, dirt and dust can accumulate around your commercial HVAC system, particularly in outdoor units. Removing debris helps to improve airflow, prevent damage to the system and enhance overall efficiency. Our technicians perform thorough cleanings to ensure your HVAC system is free from obstructions.

8. Clean Coils

The coils in your HVAC system are essential for heat exchange. Over time, they can become dirty and less efficient. Cleaning the coils helps to improve heat transfer, increase system efficiency and prolong the life of the unit. We use specialized tools and cleaning agents to safely and effectively clean both evaporator and condenser coils.

9. Install an Air Purifier

Improving indoor air quality is more important than ever. Adding an air purifier can help clean the air, removing dust, pollen and bacteria. This can improve air quality and make the workplace healthier for everyone. Our team can recommend and install air purifiers that integrate seamlessly with your existing commercial HVAC system.

10. Calibrate Your Thermostat

An accurately calibrated thermostat ensures your HVAC system operates efficiently and maintains the desired indoor temperature. Calibration helps to improve comfort levels, reduce energy consumption and extend the life of your HVAC system. Our technicians calibrate your thermostat to ensure precise temperature control. 

The MSC Difference: Comprehensive Preventative Maintenance

At Mechanical Systems, we understand the importance of a well-maintained commercial HVAC system. We design our preventative maintenance to address all aspects of your system, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency. Here’s what sets us apart:

Customized Maintenance Plans

We recognize that each commercial facility has unique needs. We tailor our maintenance plans to your specific requirements, ensuring comprehensive care for your commercial HVAC system. From small businesses to large industrial complexes, we provide solutions that fit your budget and operational demands.

Expert HVAC Technicians

Our team of highly trained and experienced technicians dedicates itself to delivering top-notch service. We stay updated on the latest industry standards and technologies, allowing us to provide innovative and effective solutions. Whether it’s routine maintenance or complex repairs, you can trust us to get the job done right.

Commitment to Quality and Safety

Safety and quality are at the core of everything we do. We adhere to strict safety protocols and use only the highest quality parts and materials. Our commitment to excellence ensures that your HVAC system operates safely and efficiently.

Innovative Solutions

We pride ourselves on our forward-thinking approach to commercial HVAC maintenance. Our use of advanced technologies and innovative techniques allows us to enhance system efficiency and functionality. We’re constantly exploring new ways to improve our services and provide the best solutions for our clients.

Schedule Your Summer HVAC Maintenance with Mechanical Systems

Now is the perfect time to schedule your commercial HVAC maintenance. Our comprehensive preventative maintenance will prepare your system for the warmer months ahead, ensuring reliable performance and energy savings. Contact us today to learn more about our maintenance plans and schedule a consultation with our expert technicians.

At Mechanical Systems Company, we dedicate ourselves to providing exceptional HVAC services that meet the highest standards of quality and reliability. Let us help you keep your commercial HVAC system in top condition, so you can focus on running your business.