We have a few weeks of hot weather left before the temperature starts to drop consistently. That doesn’t mean that it’s a good idea to wait until the last minute to get your building ready for the cooler seasons, though. Luck favors the prepared, after all, and the best way to prepare is to follow the tips below! Take these steps, and your commercial HVAC system will be in prime shape to keep you warm and comfortable throughout the fall and winter seasons.
Schedule Preventive Maintenance Services
Preventive maintenance is the best way to keep your HVAC system in good condition at all times. Whether you’re in heating or cooling season, most of the issues that occur in your system have a high likelihood of slipping by unnoticed until they’ve already had time to damage the system. That’s bad news for you. In order to avoid paying higher repair costs for those issues, the best thing that you can do is to schedule preventive maintenance services.
Preventive maintenance appointments involve close examination of your entire HVAC system. Any developing problems can be identified and dealt with before they have the chance to develop any further. Doing this on a regular basis will lower the odds of a significant problem affecting your system by up to 90%, and increase the energy efficiency of the system by up to 40%. So, make sure that you have maintenance conducted on your system this fall if you want it to be in the best possible condition to handle the added strain of winter.
Know When to Call for Repairs
Maintenance is good for your system, but it’s not 100% effective. Nothing is. Even if you schedule maintenance for your system on a regular basis, you still need to keep an eye out for any and all signs that it’s developing some sort of issue. It may be too late to completely prevent the issue from damaging your system by the time you catch it, but at least you can prevent the problem from getting any worse. The following are a few of the common signs that indicate your system is having issues:
- Falling output, either in terms of air temperature or volume.
- Leaking fluid
- Odd noises
- Short cycling
- Unusually high monthly energy costs
- Failure to start
These are just a handful of the many symptoms that can indicate a problem with your HVAC system. If you notice anything at all that seems suspicious or unusual for your HVAC system, the best thing you can do is make sure that a technician looks at it as soon as possible. This will help to keep your HVAC system in good condition throughout the year.