Getting your Commercial HVAC System Ready for Winter
Freezing temperatures, icy winds, and blowing snow are all a part of winter here in New Jersey. If your HVAC system is not up to par, your business could be left shivering in the cold. What should you do to get your commercial heating and cooling system ready for winter? Here’s some advice from our professional technicians here at South Jersey Heating and Cooling.
Have an Inspection and Tune-Up
When a cold snap hits, the last thing you want is to experience downtime. After all, keeping your employees warm is essential to your operations. Regular maintenance will keep your HVAC system in peak condition so that you have one less thing to worry about.
During an inspection, we’ll thoroughly clean your system, removing dust and irritants that might negatively affect your indoor air quality. Our technicians can even eliminate certain bacteria and viruses from inside your air ducts as well. So you can enjoy the added benefit of better health for your employees as well.
Some other things that can be included as part of a routine check-up include:
- Performing safety checks on electrical components
- Checking for air leaks and sealing areas accordingly
- Replacing wearable parts such as belts, hoses, and gaskets
- Lubricating wearable parts as needed
Changing the Filters
Changing the filters is perhaps the easiest way to ensure the health of your HVAC system. It’s also one of the most overlooked maintenance items, particularly in buildings with multiple units.
It’s easy for your maintenance personnel to miss certain filters, especially if they are in out-of-the-way locations. But with one of our professional maintenance plans, we’ll ensure that all filters are changed in a timely manner and that no units are overlooked in the process.
Undergo an Energy Audit
A clean, well-maintained system will automatically function more efficiently. That being said, you could still benefit from an energy audit, even if you do have regular tune-ups. An energy audit performed by South Jersey Heating and Cooling can help you identify areas of potential heat loss. Our detailed report will provide you with a snapshot of how your system could be performing as opposed to how it actually is performing.
An energy audit is not something you need only one time. Aging units and even changes in how you use your space can all effect your energy usage. That’s why we generally advise facility managers to schedule an energy audit every two to three years. So if it’s been some time since your last assessment, please call us today to schedule yours.
Install Programmable Thermostats
Programmable thermostats are a great way to control energy consumption in the areas you frequent most often. By installing a programmable thermostat, you can easily control the temperature in your office from anywhere. Now you will never have to worry about forgetting to dial back the temperature whenever you leave work for the evening.
A programmable thermostat can help your employees work more efficiently as well. Rather than spending time messing with the thermostat, they can set the temperature and then forget about it. They’ll also feel more comfortable, in which case you may also notice improved morale and an increase in productivity.
Getting your South Jersey Business Ready for Winter
Failing to prepare your business for winter is not really an option. Part of getting ready for cold weather should involve making sure your heating and cooling system is in great shape. Don’t get caught off guard by a unit that doesn’t heat properly or fails to operate when you need it the most. Instead, contact South Jersey Heating and Cooling to ensure you are ready for whatever Mother Nature brings. (609) 488-2271