As a building or property manager, one of the tasks that you are assigned to complete is keeping up with building maintenance. One of the items that you need to maintain is the HVAC system. Maintaining the HVAC system helps to extend the life of the unit, while also keeping it as energy-efficient as possible. Here are some of the tips you should follow to help maintain the HVAC unit of the building or property you are managing.
Replace Your Air Filters Routinely
One of the top tips for properly maintaining an HVAC system is to replace the air filters in the unit regularly. The frequency in which you need to replace the filters varies based on the type of unit you have and the type of filters you are using. However, the filters should be replaced when they are clearly full of dirt and dust. Failing to regularly replace filters not only makes the air blowing into the space dirtier, but it causes your unit to work harder and longer than it otherwise would. This decreases energy efficiency and puts a strain on the unit that can cause parts to wear out faster.
Inspect Your HVAC Unit Often
Another tip for properly maintaining a building or property’s HVAC unit is to continually inspect it. It is advised that every month or so, you take the time to inspect your unit. As you inspect the unit, be on the lookout for things that do not seem right, such as rust on the unit, mildew or algae in the hoses or drain lines or obvious cracks, dings or dents on the body of the unit. When the unit is in operation, you should also listen to the unit. Listen for strange noises, such as banging, clanking or squealing. If you notice or hear anything that is off, call in a professional to inspect your unit.
Have Your Routine Maintenance Performed
The final tip for maintaining an HVAC unit is to have routine maintenance performed by a professional. Depending on the type of unit, its age and its size, this may need to be done once a year or twice a year. Routine maintenance helps to increase the efficiency of your unit, while also checking for and repairing small damage before it turns to larger problems. A professional will also clean, oil and lubricate the unit during routine maintenance.
When you are in need of an HVAC inspection, maintenance or repairs, Buckeye Heating & Cooling, serving central Ohio, is here for you. Fill out our online request form and one of our friendly agents will get in touch with you to schedule an appointment to have your HVAC unit serviced and maintained.