Like it or not, we've completed another trip around the sun and the weather is changing in Minnesota. Cooler temperatures, falling leaves, pumpkin spice everything... Fall is here, and (for all you Game of Thrones fans- ) winter is coming. Use these helpful commercial HVAC tips for fall to make sure your workplace is ready for winter.
If we've said it once, we've said it 100 times: change your furnace filters regularly! Clean air filters improve air flow, increase air quality, and increases efficiency. A severely clogged filter can actually lead to equipment failure. Change your filters at least seasonally or more depending on your equipment and the manufacturer recommendations.
Take the time to inspect the outdoor equipment and remove any debris that has accumulated. Leaves, trash, overgrown plants and shrubs can block airflow to your equipment and make things run less efficiently.
Take a look at your thermostat. Do you have the ability to adjust the temperature of your space based on when people are there and when it's empty? If not, it may be time for a commercial thermostat upgrade. There are many options out there that will save some green: both by being more energy efficient and saving you money on your heating bills.
Turn your heat on before the brutally cold winter temps set in. It's much better to find out about an issue before it's too cold and those problems become an emergency. You'll pay higher maintenance costs if it's after hours or on a weekend, and wait times will be longer as the weather gets cooler.
Do you have a humidifier? If so, check to make sure it's in good working order. If you don't have one, consider installing one to make the air more comfortable in the winter as the heat dries out the air.
The best way to prevent costly repairs and heating emergencies is to follow these commercial HVAC tips for fall. The easiest way to do this is with preventative maintenance. Our experienced service technicians will identify minor issues and repair them before they become catastrophic. Consider one of our three maintenance agreement options we offer. We follow your time frame and schedule the maintenance for you- that's one thing you can check off your to-do list!
Get in touch today to schedule your fall preventative maintenance. Spend less time worrying about your HVAC maintenance and more time enjoying the beautiful fall weather this year!