Maintenance checklist for commercial HVAC

Depending on the age and condition of your equipment, your location and usage, and the size and type of equipment you have, more tasks or different ones may be needed. In the spring and summer, specific maintenance tasks are required differently than the fall and winter. To ensure the AC is working properly and will continue to operate at the highest efficiency, I will list some things that should be completed during an inspection and maintenance visit from your HVAC technician. Firstly, your filters should all be replaced along with the refrigerant if needed. Inspection of belts, pulleys, fan, and blower motor should be conducted as well. Many parts should be cleaned from debris and buildup such as condenser and evaporator coil, drain lines, and fans. Also, have the operation of the thermostat and electrical connections inspected as well. Just like it is important to have maintenance conducted on your AC system in the summer and spring, it is just as important in the fall/winter. You want to ensure your heating system will run efficiently with no breakdowns during the cold temperatures when it’s needed the most. The same parts need to be inspected as stated before such as, belts, pulleys, drain lines, pans, fans, and blower motors. However, in the furnace, the ignition, burner assembly, and heat exchanger should all be looked at by a professional to determine they are working as they are supposed to. Lubricating motors, bearing, and other moving parts is an important step as well. Lastly, replacing the filter on the heating equipment and checking thermostat and electrical connections and operation is necessary for proper operation as well. Having these steps performed at your next maintenance check will keep your equipment in good working order and prevent future repairs/replacement that will be more costly from neglecting maintenance.

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