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Spring HVAC Maintenance Checklist

Feb 27, 2023 7:26:12 AM / by Tate Engineering

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Checking and maintaining your HVAC system due to seasonal changes will reduce costly expenses. Although you should regularly maintain the heating and cooling system, creating and implementing a spring HVAC maintenance checklist will improve the lifespan of your equipment and offer peak efficiency.
However, scheduling annual maintenance from an HVAC service provider is essential. Our professional team at Tate will evaluate the performance of each component of the HVAC system and fix issues for a smooth system running all year.

Why Should You Consider Spring HVAC Maintenance?

HVAC maintenance reduces energy bills, improves efficiency, and prevents costly expenses and repairs. Moreover, if you maintain and fix the system before extreme weather conditions, you can enjoy normal temperatures in your facility without trouble. Here are some benefits of setting a spring HVAC maintenance checklist:

  • Improve Energy Efficiency

    Whole Building Design Guide reported that commercial properties in the United States consume 39% of energy using the HVAC system. The study further suggested that businesses can reduce their energy bills by up to 10% to 40% through HVAC maintenance. You should make a maintenance checklist to follow the standard procedure.

  • Expert Support

    A customized HVAC maintenance checklist allows you to prioritize the problematic components. You can hire a professional team from TATE. The service provider offers experienced and skilled technicians to improve the quality and life of your HVAC system. As a result, you don’t have to hire an in-house team and spend thousands of dollars on equipment.

  • Purify Air Quality

    Employees working in an environment with poor air quality can reduce productivity, and more employees will apply for sick leave reducing the business growth and expansion. However, maintaining the HVAC system on time prevents bacteria, fungi, and pollen buildup in air filters. Buildup can cause various health problems, such as flu-like illness, asthma attacks, and inflation. 

  • Increase Equipment Life

    Frequent filter, oil, and belt replacement prevent wear and tear in other HVAC system components. Dirty and clogged filters reduce the performance and the system's life expectancy. In case of system failure, consulting an expert from TATE is essential. The experts will visit your facility and identify the problem through proper inspection.

  • Reduce Expensive Repairs

    You can reduce your HVAC repair expense due to unplanned repairs from the yearly budget. However, it is impossible to eliminate repair situations, but you can prevent various problems and unexpected emergency breakdowns. By hiring a professional team from TATE, you can understand the actual problem and conduct timely repairs.

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Complete Spring HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Your Facility

Let’s explore the components you should include in your spring HVAC maintenance checklist for indoor and outdoor settings:

Spring HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Indoor Settings

  1. Evaporator Coil

    The coil is typically found above the blower motor, concealed by a door or panel. To effectively use the cooling action of the refrigerant, it is often built in the shape of an A and is coated in thin metal sheets known as fins. Start by removing the top layer of dust using a soft brush—spray coil cleaner after that. Allow the cleaner to drop into the drain pan below the coil. Make sure the drain is flowing freely, and clean the drain pan.
  2. Evaporator Drain Line

    Your evaporator coil gets swept through by warm, humid air. The coil absorbs the heat, cools it, and then transfers the cool air into your facility. This procedure has the potential to produce a humid atmosphere that leads to condensation on the coil that drips into a drip pan. The water is transferred into a floor drain, sink drain, or occasionally an outside drain through a drain tube, typically about 1 inch in diameter. An obstruction may eventually result from a deposit of mold or algae. A wet/dry vacuum, a plumber's snake, a hose, or pouring distilled white vinegar through the drain tube can all be used to clean it.

  3. Humidifier

    High humidity around the coil can cause various problems. Therefore, you should turn off the water inlet while using the air conditioner. If your humidifier has settings according to the weather, the water supply will automatically deactivate.

  4. Air Filters

    One of the simplest things you can do to maintain your HVAC system operating at its best is this. Since your system has probably worked hard during the winter, spring is the ideal time to replace your air filter. By changing your filter now, you'll start the spring with a clean filter that will make it easier for your system to cool your facility. We advise our MERV 11 high-efficiency pleated filters to catch mold, pollen, dust mite residue, and other impurities if spring allergies are a concern.

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Spring HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Outdoor Settings

  1. Condenser Unit

    Over time, debris builds up on the unit’s base that needs to be cleaned before summer. Dust, dirt, and sticking also block the condenser unit. Some systems include a duct from the dryer vent to the condenser unit. You should clean the debris and dirt around the condenser unit.

  2. Cleaning

    You can clean the condenser unit by removing the grate or outer cover. Use a shop vac to clean the dirt and debris in the outer unit. Spraying water with a hose washes the buildup from the unit and fins. Also, apply the coil cleaner for rinsing the debris.

  3. Leveling

    Your HVAC system will function properly by leveling the condenser unit. The leveling process prevents the condenser pad from sinking to the side. Moreover, it lubricates the unit avoiding refrigerant flow, and causes strain to the coolant line.

  4. Fins

    You will find the condenser fins on the condenser unit covering. The fins maintain the airflow and heat. But they quickly get damaged because of aluminum material. Damage to the fins allows air to move freely through the component disrupting the system’s performance. Moreover, the system uses high energy to perform the colling process.

Need Assistance from a Professional HVAC Service Provider? Contact TATE's Factory-Trained Team

You can hire a factory-trained team of technicians from TATE. The experts from our company will visit your facility for a proper inspection. After the inspection, our technicians will help you understand the problem and find an effective solution. 
We have over 99 years of experience providing solutions in the Mid-Atlantic region. Want to learn more about TATE and our services? If yes, get in touch with Tate’s experts and the experts at our Site Support Services division. Our team is ready to help 24/7.

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