Returning to the Office: Is Your HVAC up to Scratch?

With so many people working from home, there have been some empty office buildings.

The HVAC heating system was probably not a priority at the time. However, with more companies moving back into their offices, it is important to check for any HVAC issues.

Good air quality, comfortable temperatures, and energy savings on the bill are all the result of a smooth-running HVAC unit.

Here are tips for making sure your office is ready for winter.

Change The Filters

Now, more than ever, it is vital to have clean air filters not only to protect the unit but also for everyone inside the building.

A busy office or commercial building creates a tremendous amount of dust and air particles that should be removed from the air. In addition, a clean air filtration system helps defend against the spread of COVID-19.

Air filters for commercial HVAC units should be checked and replaced every two to three months. This is an average so make sure you ask your professional HVAC technician about the specific unit at your facility.

Regular Maintenance

If it has been a while since your heating or cooling system has been used, it is in your best interest to have a commercial HVAC maintenance check performed.

This visit by an experienced company will do a complete inspection of the HVAC system and look for any signs of pending trouble. Catching a problem early will prevent a higher repair bill later and extend the life of the unit.

Some of the things they look for are issues with temperature control, ventilation, noise level, ease of use, and even point out ways to lower the overall utility bill.

Consider New Insulation

Depending on the age of your commercial building, it might be worth considering an upgrade in the insulation.

Insulation goes a long way in reducing your overall heating bill and will also protect against the wear and tear of the unit. This might seem like an improvement you could pass on, but the savings will pay out in a big way over time.

In addition, energy-efficient windows and doors will also provide long-term energy savings along with increasing the appearance and value of the property.

HVAC Repair

Even with regular maintenance, there will still be times when the system needs repair.

Filters that were left too long between changing is the number one cause of a system breakdown. Other issues include broken thermostats, burnt wires or components, and problems with the capacitors.

If you encounter any of these problems with your HVAC system upon returning to the office, contact a professional and experienced company to come in, locate, and fix all issues.

Do Maintenance Now

With more businesses opening up, there will soon be an influx of people back into commercial offices.

These people will want a comfortable and safe place to work. Having a well-maintained and reliable HVAC system is step number one.

Our goal here at McNamara is to provide all your facility needs in a professional manner with a personal touch. Reach out today to see how we can be of help.

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