Properly running the HVAC system in your commercial facility is a high priority for business owners and managers, especially in the hot summer months in the New England area. However, what you may thinkare the best methods of maintaining your HVAC system may actually be based on circulating misconceptions, so we want to make sure you have the facts by debunking the following myths.
Myth #1: The air filter only needs to be changed once a year
One of the biggest reasons for lowered efficiency in HVAC systems is due to clogged, dirty air filters. Fine particles can not only lead to poor indoor air quality, but also damaged machinery. Depending on the size and indoor air quality of your facility, recommendations are typically closer to changing air filters every 1 to 2 months.
Myth #2: Changing the thermostat to extreme temperatures will make it get cooler/hotter faster
We understand the urgency when summers are hot and you want the building to cool fast, but systems only have an on and off feature that is triggered by the temperature of the thermostat. Therefore, changing it to extreme temperatures will only waste energy (and money) by running the systems longer than necessary.
Myth #3: Changing the air filter is the only maintenance you need to do
There are many parts to an HVAC system that goes beyond changing the air filter. Like many other machinery, regular maintenance involves assessing for damage, cleaning all parts, including ducts and vents, and performing repairs to keep the system in tip-top shape.
Myth #4: Routine HVAC cleaning is too expensive
Thorough regular cleaning of HVAC systems may seem like a lot of investment, but when you consider the possible negative impacts of equipment failure and associated repairs, it is a small price to pay.
Myth #5: Professional HVAC cleaning is unnecessary
Some managers may think that DIY HVAC cleaning is the way to go, but when you consider the equipment, skills, and time that goes into properlymaintaining a system that is responsible for creating a comfortable atmosphere for your employees and visitors, you don’t want to place that burden on anyone who is not qualified. Our team of trained cleaning professionals know the most efficient way to clean HVAC systems from start to finish and maintain a schedule for you so you don’t have to stress.
Don’t let these myths fool you into an HVAC disaster this summer. Be proactive about professional HVAC cleaning with New England Cleaning Services, Inc. and let us save you from stress, wasted money, and potential damage and losses. Our 24/7 client support and variety of commercial cleaning services will serve your business well. If you’re located in the eastern Massachusetts area (greater Boston area, Metro West Boston, North Shore and South Shore), please contact us for a free quote today at our Waltham, MA office at (781) 890-2000.