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Tips on Preventive HVAC maintenance for your office

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Just imagine how you would feel working in an office tower that lacks proper air circulation and ventilation. The one which is downright cold in the winters and other that is sweltering stuffy in the summers. Leave away the thought on putting office space on lease no one including you will never like to work in this kind of an environment. You should always think about HVAC maintenance the same way as you think about your car. If you do not change the oil, replace the belts and the filter regularly then the engine will be locked and will not operate. This is no different for an HVAC in your office, think about changing the oil of the engine for just $30 and save $3000 on replacing with a new engine.Preventative HVAC plan can help increase efficiency and durability of the system.


The Key Concepts Of preventative HVAC plan

  • The HVAC maintenance is not as expensive as you think comparing to what you might cash out if it degrades and then ultimately fails to operate.
  • If you want to build a successful preventative HVAC maintenance plan then the first thing is to look for manufacturers operating and maintenance manual.
  • Before reaching the crisis situation you can track different system indicators and thus you can pick up on the emerging problems.
  • If you want to determine whether you need to repair or replace the components of an ageing HVAC you should always do a life cycle cost analysis.

Incorporating the Air Filters

Even if you have a deferred or delinquent comprehensive maintenance program never forget one simple step of keeping a tab on the condition and the ageing of the air filter. The air filter is an important component and is the lifeblood of the HVAC. A good air filter will maintain the quality of the office environment. The condition of the air filtration system refers to the mechanical health of your office HVAC system. The life of your expensive preventative HVAC system can be extended by frequently changing the air filter which should be of high quality.

A few tips for proper air filter maintenance

  • Make sure the size of the filter is correct, if this is not in proper size then the whole process of air filtration will go in vain as the air will escape around without being filtered also called “air bypass”.
  • Check the filter media for any kind of damages
  • Media should be sealed in a frame
  • Read the manufacturers specifications and accordingly install the filter
  • Inspect the components visually and look for areas for air bypass and other damages.
  • Through filter housing seal and caulk the cracks in the duct wall
  • Make sure to replace all filters at the same time

To get a better idea on when you should change the filters it is recommended that differential pressure drop reading are taken at specific cycles throughout the year. The demand within the facility, the environment in which the facility is located and the type of facility determines the interval of when you should change the filters. Again! To know better on when to change the filter always check on the differential pressure drop readings.


Dave Morrison is the General Manager at Intelligent Comfort Solutions. He has over 20 years of experience in residential and commercial HVAC maintenance, repair, installation, and indoor air quality improvement. He prides himself on finding the best HVAC solution for your business, and building a lasting relationship that your business can depend on. Dave is known for his open and honest communication and his friendly top notch customer service.

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