Every New Yorker knows that the winter months are no time to find yourself without heat. With the onset of cooler temperatures, now is the perfect time to ensure that your commercial heating system is in optimal working condition with an HVAC tune-up from the experts at Air Ideal. But, does your commercial HVAC system really need an annual inspection?

Simply put, yes. It’s a common misconception that only residential properties need to have annual inspections of the heating system. While most people immediately associate an HVAC failure with physical discomfort due to a loss of heat, there are a number of other concerns that are easy to overlook until your property suffers an HVAC failure.


The most important reason that all HVAC systems should receive an annual inspection is safety. During the warmer months, leaves, birds’ nests, and other debris can build up in flues and exhaust systems, blocking them and resulting in the increased risk of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Damage From Frozen Pipes

When the temperatures drop, unprotected water pipes can freeze inside as well as outside. If your HVAC system fails during a cold spell, it is possible for the water pipes to freeze before repairs can be made. This puts your property at risk for water damage when they burst.

Avoid Unnecessary Expenses

During an HVAC tune-up, the technician cleans or replaces filters, lubricates blower motors, cleans heating coils, and verifies the zone temperature settings. These steps are all part of maximizing the overall efficiency of your HVAC system to minimize the amount of fuel needed to operate it, thereby decreasing the operating cost.

In addition, regular inspections allow your technician to spot potential problems while they can be repaired, eliminating the need for expensive system replacements.

Avoid Lengthy Downtimes in Cold Weather

By inspecting and repairing your HVAC system before the mercury drops, you are able to make preventative repairs to keep your system running through the winter chill, instead of enduring lengthy waits for a technician after the snow begins to fly.

As one of the oldest and most trusted commercial HVAC contractors in the Long Island and New York Metro areas, our technicians are uniquely qualified to service your commercial HVAC system, but that’s not all! We can also help you design preventative maintenance schedules and assist with future upgrades and improvements. Contact us today to learn more about how Air Ideal can help with all of your commercial HVAC needs.