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    How Often Should the HVAC System at My Office Be Checked?

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015  |  Smoak's Comfort Control

    Rooftop Commercial HVAC System

    Scheduling commercial services for your company’s HVAC equipment is key to getting the most from your investment. The scheduling is different from what you’re used to at home, so you may need to hire a professional for the job.

    The following is a rough guideline for commercial HVAC system maintenance:

    Filters, blower, belts and bearings require monthly maintenance.

    Whether you’re inspecting the integrity of a belt, lubricating moving parts or cleaning the filter out, your commercial HVAC system needs attention every three to four weeks. Unlike a home unit which may wear out over time, due to the size and power of a commercial unit, missed maintenance can lead to parts which fail right away. Work with a professional to determine the best schedule for your equipment, and create an appropriate checklist if you’ll be having an employee handle regular care.

    Pressure, refrigerant and a once-over check should be performed seasonally.

    A lot can change between winter and summer, and you don’t want to be caught off-guard. A technician can give your entire system a once over, checking for loose, encrusted or failing parts. Trained professionals have the ability to notice issues a general maintenance person might skip over, making a visit with Smoak’s one of your best investments all season.

    Blower belts, condenser coils and drain pans and electronics should be serviced annually.

    Blower belts on a commercial system last roughly a year. They should be changed before they fail to avoid damage to other parts and to avoid periods of lapsed service. Condenser coils typically need to be cleaned once a year as well, however, conditions in your area may require a different schedule. Grit and grime build up will make your unit struggle to adequately do its job while driving up your monthly bills and energy usage. Drain pans and drain lines should be cleared annually. Finally, all electronic components should be checked each year.

    Click this link or call 843-556-9550 to schedule commercial services for your company’s HVAC equipment. Enjoy lower costs and longer lasting equipment when you join our Comfort Control Plan.

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