Uncategorized

Commercial HVAC Tips For Winter

11.19.21

Your commercial HVAC equipment works hard in the winter to keep your workplace warm and comfortable. It’s often something we take for granted, until it stops working! Then, your commercial HVAC system skyrockets to the top of the list! Here are some helpful commercial HVAC tips for winter that will help keep your system running in tip-top shape, and will keep everyone feeling comfortable throughout the winter season. 

Know Who To Call In Case Of Emergency- And When

Have a quality relationship with a trusted service provider, such as Quality Refrigeration. This takes the guesswork out of who to call if there is an emergency. 

However, before calling, do you know how to do some simple troubleshooting? If you find yourself with no heat, do the following before calling:

  • Check the thermostat- is it set to 72 degrees? Sometimes it’s as easy as adjusting the temperature!
  • Reset the thermostat by turning the heat switch off for two minutes, then back on. 
  • Is the circuit breaker tripped or off? Turn the breaker on and/or reset. 

Evaluate Your Systems

What are the things your HVAC system needs in order to run properly? Change filters. Add freeze protection if necessary. Look for any leaks or squeaks. If you don’t want the extra burden of checking these items regularly, keep reading!

Enter Into A Service Agreement 

Preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your equipment running at peak performance. By having an HVAC professional inspect your system on a regular basis, you stay on top of large and costly repairs. It costs less to be proactive! Quality Refrigeration offers several levels of maintenance agreements to fit the needs of your organization. 

Have An Emergency Preparedness Plan In Place

Develop a plan for how HVAC emergencies are handled, and then train the appropriate personnel on the procedures. Some items to consider: 

  • If the heat goes out, how does that affect your employees? Is there an alternate location from which people will work (i.e. another office, from home, etc.). 
  • In the event of damage to the facility due to no heat (example: a burst pipe), decide on a damage restoration firm to call. 
  • Is a backup generator necessary in case of severe weather or service interruptions? 
  • Establish a relationship with an insurance agent in the event of damage, etc. 

Rely On A Trusted HVAC Partner

One way to take a lot of the worry and stress away from potential commercial HVAC issues is to know who to call when you have problems. In the Twin Cities, that name is Quality Refrigeration! Get in touch today and see how a maintenance agreement can make a huge difference for your business.