October 19, 2023

Your building’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system is the backbone of year-round comfort. However, like any complex machinery, it demands consistent care to ensure optimal operation and longevity. Guaranteeing that your HVAC system operates efficiently and effectively relies heavily on consistent maintenance. Failure to perform adequate maintenance can result in reduced performance, increased energy costs, and potential system failures. To ensure your HVAC system stays in top-notch condition, follow this comprehensive commercial HVAC maintenance checklist:

  1. Replace Filters Regularly
    • The air filter in your HVAC system is crucial for indoor air quality and efficiency. Change or clean air filters every 1 to 3 months, depending on usage and filter type. Clogged filters reduce airflow and strain your system.
  2. Check Thermostat Settings
    • Set your thermostat to the right temperature for the season. Programmable thermostat can help save energy when you’re away from your business.
  3. Inspect and Clean Outdoor Units
    • Dust and debris can accumulate around the outdoor unit (condenser), obstructing airflow. Keep the area clear and periodically inspect and clean the unit’s exterior using a water hose during the warmer months.
  4. Clean Indoor Vents and Registers
    • Dust and debris can accumulate on indoor vents and registers, reducing airflow and indoor quality. Regularly vacuum or wipe them to ensure proper air circulation.
  5. Inspect and Clean Evaporator and Condenser Coils
    • Unclean coils can result in diminished efficiency and cooling capacity. Examine the coils for dirt and, when necessary, clean them using a gentle brush or designated coil cleaner. Always remember to deactivate the power before undertaking any cleaning tasks.
  6. Check Refrigerant Levels
    • Low refrigerant levels can reduce cooling performance and increase energy consumption. If you suspect a leak or inadequate levels, consult a professional technician.
  7. Lubricate Moving Parts
    • Properly lubricate moving components like motors and bearings to reduce friction and extend their lifespan.
  8. Inspect Electrical Connections
    • Loose or corroded electrical connections can be hazardous and impact performance. Regularly check wiring and connections, tightening or replacing them as necessary.
  9. Test Safety Controls
    • Safety controls are crucial to prevent malfunctions and hazards. Periodically test safety switches and controls to ensure they function correctly and shut down the system as needed.
  10. Schedule Professional Maintenance
    • If you are unable to routinely do the above checklist, call Beyer Mechanical. Our HVAC technicians can conduct thorough inspections, tune ups, and identify potential issues early.

At Beyer Mechanical, we provide trusted commercial HVAC installation, repair and maintenance services. Our company also offers professional HVAC construction services along the I-35 corridor in New Braunfels, Schertz, Austin, San Antonio, Pleasanton and Corpus Christi. Give us a call today to try out our services.

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