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Keep Your Commercial HVAC System Healthy with These Tips

commercial-rooftop-unitIf you’re not already running your commercial climate control system on a daily basis, you will be soon. As you rely on your air conditioner to keep your building cool, you need to give some thought to how you’re going to keep it in good condition throughout the season. There are a number of ways to make sure that your commercial HVAC system stays in good condition, even during high-stress seasons like summer. Read on to find out the best ways to keep your commercial HVAC system healthy over the next few months, and beyond.

Schedule Preventive Maintenance

As with residential HVAC systems, commercial systems tend not to show obvious symptoms of a problem until said problem has had quite a bit of time to advance. Commercial malfunctions can go on even longer, since people tend not to pay as close attention to their workplace HVAC as they do the systems in their own homes. This is a problem because, by the time you notice any malfunctions in your HVAC system, it likely will have already suffered at least a little damage that will need to be repaired.

You should try to catch problems before they advance far enough to cause symptoms, at least if you want to keep your air conditioner in good condition for as long as possible. Preventive maintenance appointments give your technician the opportunity to identify and resolve any developing issues in the system before they get worse. Doing this on a regular basis reduces the chances of serious problems developing in the system, increases its energy efficiency, and lengthens its effective lifespan. You should be scheduling preventive maintenance for your air conditioning system at least once a year, twice a year if you’re using a heat pump.

Know When to Call for Repairs

While regular preventive maintenance can reduce the odds of problems developing in the system by quite a bit, it cannot guarantee that the system will remain healthy all the time. Issues can still crop up between maintenance appointments, which is why you should know how to identify that your system is malfunctioning so that you can call for repairs as soon as possible. There are a number of different signs that your commercial air conditioner might be in need of professional repair services.

You should listen for odd noises coming from the system during operation, as they can often indicate some sort of problem developing. Falling output is another common sign of an issue with the system, as is turning off before the air conditioner can complete a full cooling cycle (short cycling). Ultimately, though, the best way to make sure that your air conditioner gets the services it needs is to call for repairs if you notice anything suspicious. It could end up being nothing, but it’s better to get it checked out just in case than it is to ignore a potentially serious issue.

DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. provides comprehensive commercial HVAC services in Bergen County, NJ. If you need to have your commercial HVAC system repaired or tuned-up, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians.  

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