If you have recently had a new commercial HVAC system installed, or you are looking to have a new system installed, you may find yourself wondering what you can do to help ensure the system lasts. Properly caring for and maintaining your HVAC system is one of the best ways to help maximize the lifespan of a commercial HVAC system. Here are a few tips to help you do just that. 

Check Your Air Filters on a Monthly Basis

Most people know that they need to replace the air filters in their home every few months to keep their heating and cooling system functioning properly. However, most people do not realize that commercial HVAC systems also use filters. The frequency in which your filters will need to be replaced will vary based on how often you use the heating or cooling system, the air quality where you live and the type of filters you purchase. However, you should check the filters on a monthly basis to see how full they may be getting. This can help you to determine how frequently you need to replace the filters in your commercial building. 

Have Your Commercial HVAC System Inspected and Maintained Annually

Another tip to help you maximize the lifespan of your commercial HVAC system is to have your system inspected and maintained at least one time per year. If you use your unit heavily in the summer months or in the winter months, a professional may recommend that you have your unit serviced twice per year. When your unit is serviced, it is oiled and cleaned, helping the unit to run efficiently. It is also inspected for signs of problems that can easily be fixed if they are caught early enough. 

Have Your Ducts Cleaned Every Two to Five Years

The final tip to help you maximize the lifespan of your commercial HVAC system is to have the air ducts in your building cleaned every two to five years. Cleaning the air ducts helps to improve the air quality in your commercial building, while also helping to ensure that your HVAC system is running efficiently. If your system is not running efficiently, it may work harder and longer, ultimately causing parts to wear out faster. 

Maintaining your commercial HVAC system can help to maximize the life of your new unit. This helps to decrease the frequency in which you need to have repairs done to the unit, while also reducing the frequency in which you need to replace the unit. Contact your preferred commercial HVAC contractor today to have your unit inspected and to learn more tips specific to your building and HVAC type that can help to maximize the life of your unit.