We at The BP Group hope that everyone is safe and warm after Winter Storm Jonas paid us an extended visit this past weekend, leaving behind a parting gift of snow and more snow!
After all the plowing, shoveling, and snowblowing, we hope that our friends and neighbors throughout the Tri-State area are recovering from the record-breaking snowfalls we received this past weekend.
Now, we would like to take this opportunity to reach out to all of you in the Tri-State area to offer some friendly help and advice about the maintenance of your HVAC system after a snowstorm of this magnitude. To preface these maintenance tips, commercial HVAC systems require regular maintenance in general, and, to maintain the system properly and ensure optimal energy efficiency and functionality, regular check-ups on your HVAC system are recommended. At BP Group, we recommend checking your HVAC regularly despite the weather to ensure that the system is functioning to its fullest and most cost-effective capacity.
Now, in light of the blizzard of 2016, here are some tips for maintenance of HVAC systems from the BP Group to you:
- When checking on your HVAC system, noticing the presence of frost on unit coils is considered normal. HOWEVER, if your HVAC unit becomes encased in ice, it is important that this problem be addressed immediately in order to avoid energy loss and to prevent damage to your heating.
- Once again, it is important that you are performing regular maintenance checks on your HVAC system, especially during the harsh climate and weather conditions we can encounter, and have just recently experienced. To ensure optimal circulation of your HVAC system, you should be checking your air filters regularly and changing them out if necessary.
- We recommend studying your maintenance history prior to big storms to find out what areas have been giving you problems in the past so you can take preventative measures ahead of time.
- During regular check-ups of your unit, note that leaks and poorly performing equipment can suppress your best efforts to shore up cooling efficiency, so, as you give the rest of your HVAC system a tune-up, remember to keep an eye out for components that need repairs.
- We highly suggest and recommend that you check the setting on your unit! Preventive maintenance for cooling equipment should include periodic inspection of those settings that can affect its optimal performance and energy efficiency.
Once again, we at The BP Group hope everyone throughout the Tri-State Area is well after the blizzard of 2016!