Planned Maintenance for Commercial HVAC Units
When you own a business in Arizona, indoor temperature control is an essential element to keep your employees and customers comfortable throughout the hot summers and cool winters. Maintaining your HVAC unit is a crucial component, especially when temperatures can fluctuate from freezing to well into the triple digits.
Planned maintenance on your commercial HVAC unit is the best way to extend its life and prevent failure, during those extreme temperatures in Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix or other surrounding valley cities.
Like most major mechanical equipment, commercial HVAC units need regular maintenance to perform efficiently and reduce the chance of failure. Whether you own a small restaurant or a large warehouse, you depend on your HVAC to keep your facility climate-controlled. A breakdown can not only cost you in emergency repairs, it can lead to downtime, reduced production and decreased revenue. Keeping up with the planned maintenance is a wise investment into your business, which can reduce your overhead, in the long run.
Planned Commercial HVAC Maintenance Checklist
Most commercial HVAC systems will have both spring/summer and fall/winter maintenance that should be performed. How often may depend on the size, type and function of the unit, so maintenance plans should be customized to meet the needs of the facility or business. Here are the checklists of basic items normally performed for maintenance on commercial HVAC units:
Spring/Summer HVAC Maintenance
- Replace air filters for cooling system
- Clean evaporator and condenser coils
- Check fan, belts, pulleys and electrical connections
- Evaluate thermostat and controls for proper function
- Lubricate bearings, motor and other high-friction parts
- Clean drain pans and lines
- Check refrigerant charge and level
- Check air flow and quality
- Inspect and clean outdoor unit
- Replace any parts as needed
Fall/Winter HVAC Maintenance
- Change filters for heating component
- Inspect and replace belts and pulleys as needed
- Lubricate moving parts that cause friction, i.e., bearings and motor
- Inspect heat exchanger, ignition, burner assembly and electrical connections
- Empty drain pains and clear drain lines
- Check thermostat and controls for proper function
- Inspect and clean outdoor unit
My filters are in the unit
Filters that are in the HVAC unit filter both the return air from the office along with filtering the incoming outdoor air. The filters should be changed no less than 4 times a year in this case.
How HVAC Maintenance Can Benefit Your Business
Maintaining your HVAC unit may be an unwanted expense, but it does have many benefits. It is an investment to prevent premature wear and tear on your HVAC unit to extend the life of your system and reduce costly emergency repair bills. Many HVAC breakdowns can be prevented through routine inspections and proactive replacement of worn parts. Other benefits include:
- Energy efficiency evaluations – Your unit can be evaluated for efficiency during planned maintenance. Your service technician can help you determine how to improve efficiency for reduced energy costs.
- Improved performance – Your technician can help address performance issues, such as uneven temperature zones and find a solution. Something as simple as replacing the thermostat or cleaning vents can help improve performance.
- Check air quality – It is not just the temperature that is affected by your HVAC system. Air quality can also be improved. Regular maintenance can check the air quality and ventilation system to ensure the cleanliness of the air in your commercial facility.
Save Money with an HVAC Maintenance Plan
Since planned HVAC maintenance is vital to keeping your commercial facility operating, it should be figured into your overhead. You can save money and plan your budget easier by signing up for an HVAC maintenance plan through your commercial HVAC service company. To choose a quality commercial HVAC maintenance provider, consider the following factors:
- Experience – Choose a HVAC service company that has many years of experience installing and servicing commercial HVAC units in the Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa area.
- Versatility – Make sure your HVAC provider can work on many different types and sizes of commercial units – you never know when you may need to upgrade your system.
- Reputation and accreditations – Check reviews, testimonials and accreditations for your HVAC service provider to ensure they have a good reputation in your community.
- Customized maintenance plans – Each commercial facility and business is different and may have specific needs when it comes to its HVAC unit. Choose a commercial HVAC service company that offers customized maintenance plans based on your needs and budget.
Commercial HVAC Planned Maintenance
Mason Mechanical offers planned maintenance for our commercial clients, to help you stay on top of your facility’s HVAC service. This can help you save money and budget your overhead easier, while reducing repair costs and HVAC downtime. No unit is too big or too small for our experienced technicians. We have been installing all sizes of commercial HVAC systems in the Mesa and greater Phoenix area since 1993.
Don’t let the commercial HVAC system at your business go without planned maintenance. Contact Mason Mechanical today to schedule your next tune-up and inspection, to improve the efficiency and performance of your commercial HVAC unit.