HVACs don’t just heat and cool your business; they also control humidity and improve air quality. Learning how to extend the life of your commercial HVAC system will help you retain staff, attract clients, and reduce utility costs. Keep reading if you struggle with stuffy atmospheres and temperature control.
Seal Your Building’s Exterior
An unmaintained exterior forces your HVAC system to work harder than it needs to. Cracks in the envelope, entryways, and windows allow cool air to escape. This puts a strain on your appliances while raising internal temperatures.
Seal all of your exterior doors and windows with weather-stripping material. Correct any foundational issues creating gaps in the building. You’ll have a cooler, more comfortable environment while improving your business’s curb appeal.
Change Filters Regularly
HVAC systems improve indoor air quality through their filters. However, filters get dirty quickly. Many business owners only change them during their annual servicing appointment. Manufacturers usually recommend changes more frequently to improve HVAC efficiency.
You’ll know you have an air quality problem if people complain about respiratory distress. Nobody wants to frequent a business that causes allergy and asthma flair-ups. Changing filters often will reduce these occurrences while reducing energy consumption.
Use Automated Features
Modern appliances have automated features. Many HVAC systems have sensors that can detect changes in internal temperature. They may also have automatic thermostats that will adjust according to the environment.
Automated functions keep your appliance from overworking. You can lower power costs while reducing its degradation timeline. If you want to extend the life of your commercial HVAC system, put these features to use.
Establish a Maintenance Routine
HVAC systems aren’t a “one and done” deal; you must keep up with them to increase their longevity. A solid maintenance routine will help you identify problems before they become a hassle. Fixing small issues is way cheaper than repairing large components or replacing the entire appliance.
Create an HVAC preventative maintenance planto establish a schedule. This way, you’ll never have to worry about dirty filters, stuffy air, or wasted energy.
Caring about your utilities might not seem like a big deal. However, successful business owners take pride in their working conditions. Every small detail helps increase revenue. Your HVAC system is just as important as your operations.
Emilie St. John is a freelance journalist who appears weekly in the Los Angeles Wave newspaper and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.