The summertime is quickly approaching and with workers returning to the office, it’s important to have your commercial HVAC system ready for summer. Having an uncomfortable working environment will only lead to unhappy employees and diminished productivity.
While the process of getting your HVAC system ready for the summer can be daunting, the experts at Air Ideal are more than happy to assist you in your maintenance needs. From inspection to part replacement, our trained engineers will ensure you a safe and healthy work environment come summertime.
Why Preparing Your HVAC System for the Summer is Important
With the summer right around the corner, New York is getting ready for quite the hot summer. As New York is known for its humid summers, workers will seek haven inside a cozy office. Creating a comfortable work environment is conducive to boosting employee morale and productivity.
HVAC maintenance also ensures a healthy workspace for all. With these tips, you can easily get your commercial HVAC system ready for summer!
Having professionals examine your commercial HVAC system will uncover any issues plaguing your workspace. As an HVAC system has many components, making sure the entire system is functional will not only improve the quality of your workspace but can also save you money in energy costs.
Our expert technicians at Air Ideal will make sure your components — from drain pans to air filters to evaporator coils — are all in good shape. These parts are easily susceptible to damage if not tended to over time. Whether it is dust or water buildup, such invasive irritants can easily decrease their efficiency, frustrate employees, and drive up your energy costs due to inadequate performance.
Another important aspect in getting your HVAC system ready for summer is duct work. It’s a multi-step process when it comes to duct work, but it surely will pay dividends once you get your air ducts serviced.
You’ll want to focus on three things here: duct cleaning, insulation, and sealing. Cleaning ducts will ensure the removal of dirt, water, and other contaminants that may prevent your system from running properly. Insulation, on the other hand, will retain the conditioned air’s temperature as it flows through the system. Lastly, sealing ducts will counteract any potential air leakage.
Clean Air Filters
Cleaning your air filters is a must when it comes to preparing your HVAC system for those hot months. Similar to cleaning your ducts, air filters need to be serviced, as they are a hotbed for contaminants and can impede HVAC system efficiency.
Working to filter out dirt, dust, bacteria, viruses, pollen, and more can prove to be exhausting on an air filter. According to the World Health Organization, 3.8 million people die every year from indoor air pollution. Take the time out to clean your air filter (or, worse comes to worst, replace it!), as it can help improve your indoor air quality and working conditions for your employees.
Check for Water Buildup
Drying out evaporator coils and drain pans in your HVAC system is key to getting it ready for summer. While evaporator coils work to cool refrigerant so it can absorb heat, it also turns the said refrigerant into a vapor. In turn, an unkempt evaporator coil can lead to a buildup of mass condensation. The same goes for drain pans, which catch excess water in your HVAC system.
A buildup of water can lead to leakage, causing damage to your ceilings and walls. It may also be indicative of an improperly installed HVAC system. Pools of water in your HVAC system are also breeding grounds for mold — which can prove disastrous for your workforce’s health if inhaled. Clearing out any excess water will only prove beneficial to your HVAC system’s performance.