As the winter season is ready to get in full swing in El Paso, you can expect temperatures to drop. That means it’s time to get your commercial HVAC system ready to keep you and your employees warm this winter. To do that, here’s a list of maintenance tips and tricks to ensure your heating system is working at full capacity.
Check and Replace Your HVAC Filters
The first and most important DIY maintenance tip for your El Paso commercial HVAC system is to check and replace your air filters regularly. These filters are attached to the top, side, or bottom of your heating equipment, whether that be an indoor furnace or a rooftop unit. The job of your filter is to trap particles, dirt, and contaminants and keep them from circulating through your property.
Over time, this filter captures too much dirt and gets clogged, resulting in reduced airflow and dirtier air. Therefore, it’s important to check and replace the filters every three to six months or as directed on the filter.
Have Your Ducts Cleaned
If you have a central commercial HVAC system that features an indoor furnace with ducts connected to it, it’s important to have your ducts cleaned every other year. Your furnace filter isn’t capable of capturing everything, which means that dirt, particles, and debris will eventually pile up in your duct system. Unless you want these contaminants to circulate throughout your commercial building, duct cleaning is essential.
Winterize Your Outdoor Unit
If you have a split cooling system with a furnace inside and an air conditioner outside, it’s important to winterize the outdoor unit for winter. To do this, simply cover the unit with a protective shroud or cover, add extra insulation to your line sets, and clear away any debris or trim back bushes growing around the unit.
Check Your Furnace Vents
During summer, when the air conditioner is operational, it’s important to check the condensate line for clogs regularly. During the winter months, when the furnace is operational, it’s important to check your furnace vents for the same reasons. It’s common for birds, rodents, or debris to get into your vents, resulting in clogs that will keep your commercial HVAC in El Paso from operating.
Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat
If you’re like most people and you occasionally forget to adjust your thermostat for daytime and nighttime use, you could benefit from a high-efficiency programmable thermostat. You can program these thermostats to change temperatures automatically, so you never have to worry about forgetting.
You can even take it a step further and install a smart thermostat, which learns your temperature preferences and changes automatically. Contact us for the latest and greatest smart and programmable thermostats on the market!
Commercial HVAC Maintenance in El Paso
While performing each of these commercial HVAC maintenance tips is a good start, the best way to prepare your system for winter use is with professional maintenance. Professional maintenance includes everything discussed here, along with detailed cleaning, tuneup, and inspection of your commercial HVAC system. Call (575) 997-0190 to learn more or to schedule an appointment today!