Performing regular maintenance on your cooling and heating systems saves energy and extends the useful life of these expensive appliances.
- Outdoor condensing units (the part of the cooling systems where hot air can be felt blowing) can become clogged. Dust and dirt will accumulate in between the small metal fins, blocking air flow. This will make the compressor work harder, increasing energy costs and shortening the lifetime of the compressor.
- Inspect heating and cooling ducts and seal any leaks. Direct leaks in duct systems can result in large losses.
- Check air filters throughout the facility. Dirty or clogged air filters reduce air flow thereby increasing the energy use all year round.
- The operations of your heating and cooling system are regulated by thermostats. Calibrate these thermostats to ensure that they are functioning properly. Otherwise the cooling system will be receiving the wrong signals of when to start and stop.
- A full system checkup will ensure that all parts (fan belts, air dampers, etc) are in working condition and operating properly. This ensures more efficient operations and helps avoid equipment failure disrupting employees and tenants.
- Know the amount of outside air needed and the amount currently delivered, and ensure outside air dampers are working properly. Bringing in too much outside air can lead to high energy waste.