Even the most advanced commercial HVAC systems require regular checks and tweaks to sustain top energy efficiency. Preventive maintenance reduces electricity bills, extends the life of equipment, and often pays for itself with the reduction of operating, utility, repair, and replacement costs.
During the spring and summer seasons, cottonwood seeds clogging up rooftop units are especially hard on HVAC systems and lower equipment productivity. With a preventive maintenance program, these seeds and other debris are cleaned from the condenser to be sure that the equipment is running as efficiently as possible. Neglecting to remove cottonwood seeds lead to equipment working harder to achieve the same outcome as it would if it were running efficiently. As equipment works harder, more electricity is used and costs increase.
In addition to maintenance, some facilities take advantage of cottonwood filter screens. These screens filter out cottonwood seeds, dust, pollen, insects and anything else that might end up congesting equipment. Screens cannot replace maintenance, but they do keep maintenance time down and keep debris from getting deep inside the equipment.
Brewer-Garrett, an HVAC and commercial energy efficiency company, is experienced in developing and implementing comprehensive commercial HVAC maintenance plans including design/build, installation, and preventive maintenance. Contact us to learn more.