Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems
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Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

Hello, my name is Jacob. I would like to talk about proper installation and repair of the HVAC system in your commercial building. Full scale HVAC systems for commercial buildings require ongoing maintenance and repairs to keep every floor and room at a comfortable temperature. These temperature control systems also control the air quality in the building by sending the airflow through filter elements. My site will cover all aspects of the upkeep needed for these systems. I will also talk about the benefits of keeping your air quality and temperatures at desirable levels. Thanks for coming to visit my website.

Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

Keep Your Heating Unit in Tip-Top Shape: Tips for Maintaining Your Heater if You Don’t Use It Often

Isaiah Chapman

Many homeowners tend to turn off their heating units during the warmer months, intending to turn them on again when the temperature starts to drop. Though this can help save energy, it can also lead to equipment failure down the line. Here are some tips for maintaining your heating unit, even if you don't use it frequently.

Keep it Clean

Dirt and debris can get stuck inside the equipment and cause damage and failure. If you don’t use your heating unit during the summer, it's essential to cover or close the vents to keep debris from accumulating. If you notice dirt inside the unit, use a soft cloth to clean it. Remember to turn off the unit before cleaning it, and do not use any chemicals or water.

Check the Filters

Dirty filters can make your heating unit work harder and force it to consume more energy. This causes both the filter and equipment to wear out faster, and you'll feel the effects on the electric bill. If you're not using your heating system daily, dust and dirt, pet hair, and other debris might have settled in the filter. You should check it every month and replace the filter if it appears dirty.

Don’t Forget to Lubricate

Heat pumps and furnace fans operate with a small motor that requires lubrication to reduce friction and cut down on the temperature pressure. Without regular lubrication, the fan may start to fail, break down, or even need an upgrade. Check your owner's manual for instructions on how often to lubricate the fan.

Call the Professionals

Although DIY maintenance and inspections are great, they don't replace an annual professional inspection. A licensed service technician can identify problems before they become larger issues, such as cracks in or near the heat exchanger, gas leaks, or electrical faults. They can inspect the entire system, make necessary repairs, and ensure your heating unit is ready for the cold season.

Check the Thermostat

A faulty thermostat can cause your heating unit to work harder, forcing you to spend more on electric bills. Check the batteries and settings and clean the thermostat regularly to keep it in good condition. Set the temperature at a balanced level, and don't make sudden changes to the thermostat.

It's essential to maintain your heating unit, even if you don't use it often. Remember to keep it clean, check the filters, and lubricate as needed. Also, don't forget to call a professional at least once a year for a checkup. These tips will help keep your heating unit in tip-top shape, ready to heat your home when you need it the most.

For more information, contact a professional heating service in your area.