Beat the Heat! The heat of summer here in Las Vegas is no joke. Learn how you can ensure that your commercial building’s HVAC system will keep running strong all season long with these helpful tips for surviving summer from the experts at RCP Mechanical.
As the heat of summer approaches, it’s important to ensure that your commercial HVAC system is up to the task of keeping your workspace comfortable for you and your employees. In order to ensure that your system is running efficiently and effectively, there are several steps you can take to keep your cooling costs down and your system functioning properly all season long. Here are some tips for surviving summer with commercial HVAC.
Schedule a Maintenance Check-Up
Before the summer heat sets in, it’s important to schedule a maintenance check-up for your commercial HVAC system. Maintenance from a professional HVAC service provider can help ensure that your system is running at peak efficiency and that problems are caught and resolved before they become major issues. During a maintenance check-up, your HVAC technician will inspect your system, replace any worn out parts, clean the system, and lubricate any moving parts to ensure that your system is running efficiently.
Keep Up with Regular Filter Changes
One of the easiest ways to ensure that your commercial HVAC system is running efficiently is to change the air filters on a regular basis. Air filters play a crucial role in keeping your system running smoothly by preventing dust and debris from clogging the system and decreasing airflow. Depending on how often the system is used and the environment in which it’s located, filters should be changed at least every three months but may need to be replaced more often during peak usage months.Use a Programmable Thermostat
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Installing a programmable thermostat can save you money on energy costs during the summer months by allowing you to set temperatures that are energy-efficient and comfortable for your employees. With a programmable thermostat, you can set different temperatures for different times of day, such as lowering the temperature during the day when the building is occupied, and raising it at night when the building is empty. This helps prevent wasting energy by cooling the building when it’s not needed.
Monitor Energy Usage
In order to maximize the efficiency of your commercial HVAC system and keep your cooling costs down during the summer months, it’s important to monitor your energy usage. This can be done through regular monitoring of your utility bill, or by installing a monitoring system that can track your HVAC usage in real-time. Monitoring your energy usage helps to identify potential problems and allows you to make adjustments to your system to improve its efficiency.
Provide Proper Ventilation
RCP can ensure there is proper ventilation which is essential for maintaining a comfortable and healthy indoor environment during the summer months. We will ensure that your commercial HVAC system is properly ventilating your workspace by regularly inspecting vents and ductwork to ensure that they are clear and unobstructed. Proper ventilation helps to ensure that air circulates freely and that temperature and humidity levels remain within a comfortable range.
Insulate Your Building
Proper insulation is key to keeping your commercial HVAC system functioning efficiently during the summer months. Insulation helps to keep your workspace cool by preventing warm air from entering the building and cool air from escaping. Make sure your workspace is well-insulated by installing weather-stripping on windows and doors, and adding adequate insulation to walls, attics and crawl spaces.
Consider Upgrading to Energy-Efficient Equipment
If you find that your current commercial HVAC system is not running efficiently, it may be time to consider upgrading to new, energy-efficient equipment. Investing in energy-efficient equipment can help you save money on cooling costs during the summer months by reducing energy usage and improving the overall efficiency of your system. Talk to one of our RPC Mechanical professionals to learn more about the benefits of upgrading to energy-efficient equipment.
Keeping your commercial HVAC system functioning efficiently during the summer months may require some effort, but it is well worth it for the benefits of keeping your workspace comfortable and energy-efficient. By following these tips for surviving summer with commercial HVAC, you can ensure that your system runs smoothly all season long.