A well-maintained HVAC system operates more efficiently and can lower energy costs. Cleaning mold, fungi, dust, and other contaminants from your system will result in less wear and tear on your equipment and create a healthier environment for occupants.
Why maintenance is important for HVAC systems?
After lighting, HVAC systems are the largest user of energy in commercial properties. While there are many other ways to minimize energy consumption, preventive maintenance of your HVAC system remains one of the cheapest and most effective ways to uphold their performance, reduce energy costs and increase the lifespan of your system.
Develop a Plan
Cleaning ducts can release harmful contaminants into your building. Notify occupants in advance and take steps to protect people and property from.
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Eliminates Standing Water
Water collecting in drain pans, humidification/dehumidification equipment, and cooling towers can harbor mold and other microbial contaminants. Outdoor standing water sources, such as stagnant puddles, can add humidity and odors to your HVAC system.
Clean and disinfect
Use brushes or other equipment to loosen debris from all components, and extract contaminants from the system with a vacuum and/or a pressure washer. Inspect for worn or broken equipment, and replace or repair as necessary.
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Apply Desired Coatings
Sealants antimicrobial agents and resurfacing materials should be applied to clean surfaces only. Be sure to follow the manufacturers instructions and adhere to EPA regulations.
Change & Clean Air Filters
Replace spend air filters reusable ones for damage and clean according to the manufacturer’s instructions before reinstalling.
At The End
While all these maintenance tasks may seem like a lot of work, it will help your HVAC system run smoothly all year long. Depending on your organization’s maintenance workload, you can also go for CloudApper’s CMMS applications. It is a mobile and cloud application that simplifies the management of enterprise assets and equipment, maintenance schedules, inventory, work order routing, and reporting. The solution helps employees to operate more efficiently and provides management with real-time visibility into the status of their assets and maintenance plans.