How To Winterize HVAC Units

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Oh the weather outside is frightful”… so what does that mean? Protect your HVAC units

The winter months are rapidly approaching; don’t forget what’s important… your hats, your scarfs, your gloves, and most importantly don’t forget to winterize HVAC units! How do you “winterize” your units you may ask? Well, you’ve come to the right place… the mavens at BP can articulate precisely what precautions you need to take to ensure your units function accurately during the frigid winter season. Below you will find a step-by-step protection guide that you need for your units to efficiently conquer the winter months.

Step 1: Make sure there is enough heating in the mechanical rooms. This will keep sprinklers and such from freezing.

Step 2: For the air-cooled units in mechanical rooms: It is imperative that low ambient control is tested for operations.

Step 3: Make sure the charges on equipment are correct for winter operations.

Step 4: For package unit in mechanical room: Make sure heat trace is available for all non-insulated lines.

Step 5: Hot water and steam coil must be checked for all operations and safety.

Step 6: Check resistive heating (electric duct heather) components such as contactors, relays and air flow switches on units. This will reduce service calls over the winter months.

Step 7: All air cooled units over 5000 BTUs (British Thermal Units) should be equipped with an economizer: Check operations of economizer, this will ensure the intent of the reduction of energy consumption.

Step 8: For RTUs (Rooftop Units): Check economizer and resistive heat

Step 9: For VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives): Make sure they are set up for heating mode if applicable.

Don’t risk your assets welfare, set up your service calls today to safeguard your units. Our knowledgeable service techs are specially trained to warrant your units and are ready to face the unfriendly and chilly winter months.