Business Tips
December 24, 2021

Top Tips to Prolong Your Commercial HVAC System

HVAC related issues can be a very expensive problem to have, and can eat up a significant portion of your bottom line. You work hard for your money, and you shouldn't have to spend it on costly repairs and maintenance if these problems can be avoided.

Fortunately, there are a few ways you can limit your risk of having to fix or replace your HVAC system, and thus limit the amount of extra time and money you spend.

In this blog we will be going over a few tips on how to keep your HVAC system in top notch condition, ensuring it lasts a long time and keeps your costs to a minimum.

Proper Ventilation

Having the proper ventilation is a key factor in making sure your HVAC system is working as effectively as it can to keep your air quality great. One main issue that people run into when trying to figure out the best options for ventilation is the lack of windows and openings available to them.

However this problem can be worked around as you can get a ventilator that mounts directly to the HVAC system itself. This helps circulate the air and takes contaminants out and replaces them with fresh air.

The benefits of this are numerous, other than the overall comfort and health that comes with breathing fresh air, it can also lower the risk of costly issues like mold growth.

Keep Up With Regular HVAC Maintenance

Keeping up regular maintenance on your HVAC system is very important in order to keep it running as best as possible and keeping repair costs down.

You want to perform maintenance on your HVAC system a minimum of once per year. The best way to make sure you don't forget is to set up a maintenance schedule with HVAC professionals to ensure you don't accidentally overlook it and then run into major issues as a result.

Giving your HVAC system a tune up every so often ensures that it is running smoothly, and also allows you to catch any minor problems with the system that may come up before they turn into costly headaches.






Pay Attention to Humidity Levels

The ideal humidity level for indoor spaces should be between 30 and 50 percent depending on the time of year and the climate you are in. Any levels higher than that can boost the growth of bacteria, mold and other harmful substances.

While levels lower than that have their own set of issues like itchy or irritated skin, nose bleeds, sore throat, and various illnesses. Luckily there are a number of HVAC accessories that you can set up in order to easily keep your humidity levels in a safe range.

Commercial products like humidifiers and dehumidifiers are perfect tools in order to have full control of your humidity levels, and make it easy to always be in the ideal range. Although you may find you only need one or the other, having both allows you to increase or decrease the level of humidity as you need to depending on the conditions.



Make Sure to Check Your Ductwork

On average between 25 and 40 percent of air that goes through your HVAC system gets lost due to leaking ductwork. This is a significant portion of the total airflow and can increase your HVAC related expenses dramatically.

It also lowers the lifespan of your system since it has to work that much harder to maintain air quality if your ductwork is not adequate. It is important to have a trained professional come in and inspect all your ductwork to ensure there are no leaks costing you money and making your HVAC system work harder than it needs to.

Since this is a problem that is not obvious most of the time, it is easy for the untrained eye to overlook this kind of thing, hence the importance of bringing in trained professionals to service and check out your system on a regular basis.

Choosing the Right HVAC System For You

If you are planning on installing or replacing your HVAC unit anytime soon, it is important to make sure you get the right system for the area you want it to operate in. If you get something that is too large, it will run inefficiently and you will spend more money than you need to buy the large system.

If your system is too small, it will overwork itself and you won't get the longevity you are looking for. Also, your air quality may not be as good as it could be with a correctly sized system. This is why it is important to consult an HVAC professional before you purchase and install your HVAC system to ensure you are getting the right system for you and your needs.

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