When you’re ready to switch your commercial system from air conditioning to heating, call for HVAC maintenance from the Atlanta pros at Estes Commercial. We can help you and your business prepare for the fall and winter weather.
Review Facility Schedules
Daylight Savings Time ended on November 4th this year. Be sure to tour your building and modify thermostats to reflect the change. If your thermostats are programmed to rise to a warmer temperature before employees arrive, for example, be sure to modify them for the time change.
Likewise, if the temperature is scheduled to drop at the end of the typical shift, make a similar adjustment. This is simple HVAC maintenance you can perform yourself.
You may also make changes based on occupancy, if your production follows seasonal patterns. If your programmable thermostats use batteries, go ahead and change them.
Schedule Routine HVAC Maintenance
During a comprehensive inspection, your Estes Commercial technician will check belts, electrical switches, refrigerant levels, gas pressure, contacts, safety switches, motors, and filters. As you can imagine, all components must work together in order to satisfy the type of load a commercial system requires.
As part of HVAC maintenance, a technician cleans and lubricates all relevant components to eliminate friction and system stress. He or she also tests the communication between your thermostats and your equipment.
If the equipment receives faulty readings, it may overreact or underproduce. This could leave your employees in the cold or fanning themselves. Inconsistent or uneven temperatures will affect productivity.
Poor air quality also impacts absenteeism. Reduce employee illness and low productivity by addressing air quality concerns.
Many people in Atlanta are allergic to ragweed pollen, which is currently blooming. It’s one of many allergens affecting employees. Cut down on the particulates aggravating allergies, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses with better filtration and ventilation.
It’s important to calibrate your system and controls. Your Estes Commercial technician will verify this for you during regular HVAC maintenance.
HVAC Maintenance Identifies Breakdown Clues
Because HVAC maintenance includes such a thorough inspection, it typically reveals red flags of repairs or breakdowns. It’s easy to become busy and not notice changes in your commercial heating and cooling system.
Your technician will be looking for odd noises, odors, inconsistent temperatures, and excess wear and tear on your system’s equipment. Certain odors, for example, indicate a motor may be overheating.
This is a safety risk, and also an expensive repair if the motor burns out. It’s best to address issues like this quickly.
As always, if you have observed radical changes in your energy costs, notify Estes Commercial. Energy use spikes which are unrelated to production or weather events suggest your equipment is overextended.
Book HVAC Maintenance Early
If your HVAC maintenance uncovers significant issues beyond a realistic repair cost, consider an upgrade. Newer HVAC equipment will be more energy efficient, and it will cost less to operate.
Plus, because of the change in the tax code, you may be eligible to deduct the full purchase price of new commercial HVAC equipment this year, instead of over multiple years. Contact us today to schedule HVAC maintenance, or to consult with a member of our sales team.