How to Prepare Your HVAC System for the Holidays
The holiday season is a joyous time of year, but it can also put extra strain on your commercial HVAC system.
With some forward thinking and planning, you can ensure your commercial HVAC system is ready to handle the demands of the holiday season.
Proper preparation of your system is essential to make sure your building remains comfortable throughout the holidays and that you don’t experience any unexpected breakdowns or costly repairs.
In this blog, we’ll provide valuable insights into how to prepare your commercial HVAC system for the holidays and keep it running efficiently during this busy period.
Check and replace the air filter.
Replacing the air filter in your home or business HVAC is crucial to ensure efficient operation throughout the holiday season.
During this busy season, your cooling/heating system will work harder than ever to keep your family, customers, or tenants comfortable. If the air filter is clogged or dirty, your system won’t function as efficiently as it should.
Turn down your thermostat.
As people come together to celebrate during the holiday season, it’s important to ensure everyone is comfortable and cozy.
When hosting a gathering, turn down your thermostat to achieve maximum comfort. This means setting the temperature lower than what you usually keep during the day. With multiple bodies in one space, more heat is being generated and needs to be accounted for.
Clear your outdoor unit
Regular cleaning of the outdoor unit can help keep energy costs low and ensure that your heating and cooling system operates at peak performance.
To clean your HVAC outdoor unit:
- Make sure the equipment is turned off before you begin.
- Remove any debris, such as leaves, twigs, or dirt, that has accumulated on or around the outdoor unit.
- Use a garden hose to rinse any remaining build-up and then wipe it with a damp cloth to get rid of dirt and grime. (Do not use high-pressure washers as they can damage the coils, and be sure not to use reclaimed water.)
Schedule HVAC maintenance
If you think holiday shopping and getting ready for an influx of customers is stressful, imagine the hassle of dealing with a broken HVAC system in the middle of the holiday season.
Scheduling regular maintenance on your HVAC system can help keep it running efficiently and ensure it’s able to provide you with a comfortable indoor environment during the busy holiday season.
Need preventive maintenance for your HVAC system?
Preventive HVAC maintenance will help you identify potential problems before they become major issues. Plus, you’ll have peace of mind, knowing that your HVAC system will run smoothly and efficiently into the new year.
Call us at 727-386-2732 to schedule an appointment. Our highly skilled and certified HVAC professionals will check and examine your HVAC system, so you can save money, feel stress-free, and stay comfortable throughout the holiday season.