Summer can be a difficult time for any commercial HVAC system. With temperatures outside soaring and customers walking in and out of your business, it can be difficult to maintain efficiency and keep your commercial AC's job manageable. This can cause wear and tear on the system that could result in the early demise of your air conditioner or the entire HVAC system. These tips will help you reduce the burden on your commercial HVAC system this summer.
Reduce Indoor Sunlight
Intense light from the summer sun can turn your business into a sauna. You can cut back on the heat and make your AC's job easier by reducing the amount of sunlight that reaches the inside of your commercial building. There are a few methods that will accomplish this goal:
- Awning installation. Awnings can add a touch of class to the exterior of your building.
- Blinds or shades. See-through shades can help limit the amount of sunlight coming in while still giving you some of the benefits of the summer sun. Both shades and blinds are easy to control and will allow you to let in light when its desired, and reduce light when necessary.
- Window tinting with UV protection. This is a good option if your building has many windows and a magnificent view. Glass tinting services can also reduce the heat in your building if it has skylights.
Get a Tune-up
Your HVAC system needs to be serviced at the beginning of every summer to ensure that the air conditioner and furnace are both in top working condition. While your HVAC repair person is there, he or she will change the air filter. The air filter is responsible for removing pollutants from the air ducts and preventing dirt and grime from building up on your air conditioner coils. Your repair person will also check the wiring for signs of wear, inspect the air ducts for leaks, clean the condenser coils and test the thermostat. Performing these small tasks will help your repair person catch any system problems early, before they result in permanent damage.
Get a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats can coordinate with software through your business's wireless signal, giving you the ability to change the temperature of your building from wireless devices and smartphones. By maintaining strict control over the building's internal temperature and by using the thermostat's programmable features, you can ensure that the building is kept only as cool as it needs to be, and never more.
Commercial HVAC systems can last a long time if they're maintained properly and if the building's energy efficiency is improved upon. For more tips and advice, speak with your HVAC repair contractor (such as J. P. Griffin Inc.) when he or she comes out for the tune-up.