Spring Maintenance For Your Chicago HVAC System
Spring is the ideal season to perform preventative maintenance on your commercial HVAC equipment. HVAC contractors aren’t as busy during the spring as they are in the summer, so their schedules are more flexible and pricing is more competitive. At the same time, spring maintenance prepares your commercial HVAC system for peak demand during the hottest days of the year.
The goal of spring maintenance is twofold:
- Preventing critical cooling system failures that result in emergency calls during the peak season when HVAC contractors are the busiest
- Helping your commercial air conditioning system run as efficiently as possible to save you money throughout the year
In this blog, we’ll outline some of the fundamental aspects of your system that are checked and addressed during spring maintenance and inspection.
Spring Maintenance Program
Our spring maintenance service includes these six repair and maintenance procedures:
Inspecting indoor components:
We examine your indoor evaporator and condenser coils, blower fans, and control panels. If any of these components are dirty, we clean them as needed and lubricate all moving parts, such as fans.
Changing air filters:
Air filters remove particulates and airborne contaminants to make it easier and more comfortable to breathe in your facility. We check all of your filters and replace as needed to ensure the highest air quality throughout the spring and summer. Regularly changing air filters also helps to improve system performance and reduce operating expenses.
Inspecting outdoor appliances:
We check your outdoor cabinet containing the condenser units and other components for cleanliness and to ensure optimal airflow. We then straighten or repair any damaged coils and clean the cabinet as needed.
Inspecting controls and electrical components:
We check your system controls to ensure they’re operating as intended. At the same time, we ensure that equipment turns on and off as it should to minimize utility costs. We also check and calibrate your thermostats so that they display the correct temperature readings. We clean and tighten all electrical connections, because even slight vibrations can eventually cause connections to loosen and potentially damage your equipment.
Checking and replacing refrigerant:
Without the appropriate level of refrigerant in your system, it won’t run as efficiently as it should. We verify that your system has the right level of refrigerant according to manufacturer specifications. If there are signs of a leak, we pinpoint the source to reduce the risk that you’ll experience a critical cooling system failure during peak season.
Inspecting drain lines:
We check condensate drain lines to ensure that they have no obstructions and that moisture can move freely. If we notice the presence of algae, we may apply algaecide to prevent algae from blocking the drains during the spring and summer seasons.
Want to learn more about the benefits of performing regular HVAC maintenance during the spring season? Contact Air Comfort to speak with one of our experts and schedule a maintenance appointment today.
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