You’ve built your High Point, North Carolina, business from the ground up thanks to your determination, hard work, and passion. Now that it’s a profitable enterprise, you don’t want anything to disrupt a positive cash flow and a bottom line that’s in the black. However, a faulty commercial HVAC system can do just that. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid this situation. If you aren’t sure how to maintain a healthy commercial HVAC unit, follow these tips to save money and keep your system running well into the future.
Get Proper Ventilation
Ventilation is one of the most important factors when it comes to maintaining superb indoor air quality. It allows some of the contaminated air to leave the building, while bringing in fresh air. What makes this problematic in some businesses is that windows aren’t always prevalent. However, this doesn’t have to sideline your ventilation efforts. Carrier has a variety of ventilators that mount straight into your commercial HVAC unit to circulate air. Not only will you breathe easier, but you can also avoid sick building syndrome, mold, and other problematic situations.
Schedule a Tuneup
Tuneups are another fantastic way to improve the health of your commercial HVAC system. During our tuneups, we’ll inspect every portion of your furnace to make sure everything is running properly. In addition, we’ll lubricate the delicate components of the furnace and pinpoint any potential repairs before they become costly. Scheduling a tuneup at least once a year will allow your system to provide the temperatures you need without any unnecessary wear and tear.
Consider an Annual Maintenance Plan
Running a business takes up almost all of your time. Between 12-hour days, family time, and the sliver of time you keep for yourself, there’s not really any extra minutes or hours to think about your HVAC system. Fortunately, there is a solution. With an annual maintenance plan, you don’t have to worry about scheduling maintenance. Instead, one of our factory-trained technicians will come out and service your system at no additional charge. All you need to do is pay an annual flat rate, which also provides you with priority service and discounts.
Don’t Forget About Humidity
According to studies by the EPA, the ideal indoor relative humidity should hover between 30 percent and 50 percent. Humidity over 50 percent fosters the growth of mold, bacteria, and viruses, while humidity under 30 percent can cause illnesses, nosebleeds, sore throats, and dry, itchy skin. Either way, relative humidity is integral in keeping your employees and clients healthy while they’re in the office.
If you find that you have trouble controlling humidity, don’t worry. There are a number of commercial products that can aid you in your quest for the ideal moisture level. Because High Point’s climate can become humid or dry depending on the season and weather patterns, it’s not surprising that you may want to consider both a whole-business humidifier and dehumidifier. With both of these devices at your disposal, you’re always in control of your business’ humidity.
Check the Ductwork
The Department of Energy states that between 25 percent and 40 percent of air that goes through your HVAC system gets lost due to leaky ductwork. This is an expenditure that just can’t continue to happen. You may need us to repair some of the more difficult and hard-to-reach places. However, you’ll notice a difference in the comfort level of your office, as well as a drop in your monthly energy bill. There’s not a single business owner who doesn’t love a little extra cash at the end of the month.
Pick the Right Equipment
If you need to replace your HVAC system or you’re building a new office, you need to make certain that the unit you’re buying is the perfect size. Units that are too large are terribly inefficient, while small units run constantly and aren’t able to keep up with the workload. Make sure you can find the right load capacity for the furnace and air conditioner before buying.
With these commercial HVAC tips, you’ll have an efficient, healthy system that’s sure to maintain the comfort you need without the price tag you loathe. For installation, maintenance, and everything else, give Air Treatment, Inc. a ring at 336-790-3206.
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