As we enter the spring season, the warming temperatures are a welcoming sign for most individuals. Additionally, many facilities and companies are also excited about making the change from heating to air conditioning during this time of year. With any change of seasons, there are a number of considerations for companies to keep in mind. In the following, we will outline a few key expectations and tips for early spring maintenance and operations to ensure your upcoming months are trouble free.
Schedule Spring Maintenance for your HVAC System
First and foremost, companies should schedule a routine maintenance appointment in early spring. Throughout the long and cold winter months, HVAC units are often working overtime to keep facilities warm. In addition, cold and often snowy or freezing conditions can affect spring and summer performance. With that in mind, the first step is having a certified HVAC technician come out for preventive care.
These technicians will inspect all parts, including the thermostat for proper operation. Because the air conditioner has not been used for months, the filters are likely dirty and need to be cleaned or replaced.
All moving parts will be lubricated and tightened when needed. Additionally, sensors, valves, wires, switches, blower fan, drain lines, and relays will be tested and a check for leaks will be performed. Refrigerant levels can be measured and adjusted to ensure the air conditioning will be efficient in the warmer upcoming months. Finally, the technician will thoroughly clean up any debris around the condenser units.
Proper Springtime Maintenance Can Lower Costs and Improve Efficiency
Not only is it wise to maintain your system so that it functions properly, these types of tune ups and inspections can help reduce energy use and save money through lower operational costs. Research has shown that energy use can be reduced up to 20 percent as a result. So, although business owners and some companies may see this as an unnecessary expense, the cost of not performing this maintenance can end up costing you more down the road.
Maintenance Reduces Costly Spring and Summer Repairs
Although it is easier to just keep your system operating when nothing seems to be wrong with it, spring and summer heat can strain your HVAC system as it works hard to keep you cool. When maintenance is skipped or overlooked, the chances of emergency service, failed parts, and costly repairs increases exponentially. Tune-ups will extend the overall service life of your HVAC system and minimize or eliminate the need for that emergency call during the most inopportune moments.
As you see, spring is an opportune time to maintain and tune up your HVAC system so that the transition from heating to cooling is efficient and effective. Every season of the year comes with various demands on the system, but proactively planning ahead can make a major difference in your energy bills and future related repair and replacement costs.
For any temporary or emergency situations that require air conditioning to keep operations running, Mobile Air and Power Rentals is here to help. Our extensive range of air conditioners, chillers, dehumidifiers, and HEPA filtration equipment will ensure your company is running properly. To discuss your springtime needs, call 888-305-3038, we are available 24/7/365 to assist.