Air-rite’s HVAC technicians use a thorough commercial air conditioning maintenance checklist when conducting maintenance to ensure everything is running as it should be. Commercial HVAC maintenance is the key to increasing the effectiveness and longevity of your business’ system. Regular maintenance services allow HVAC professionals to inspect the current condition of your air conditioning to determine if any components need to be cleaned, repaired, or replaced.
A commercial air conditioning maintenance checklist is the tool that we fall back on to guarantee no stone is left unturned during these inspections. These checklists are the reason your building’s HVAC system can continue to produce clean, cool, and breathable air, while remaining as energy efficient as possible.
At Air-rite Solutions, we are the leading experts for commercial air conditioning in Brisbane. Our HVAC technicians are deeply aware of what is included in a maintenance checklist, and in this article, we’re going to take you through its contents – step by step.
Why You Need a HVAC Maintenance Plan
If you are a building’s facility manager, then you have a legal obligation to have a HVAC maintenance plan. This plan will oversee the ongoing maintenance of your HVAC system, ensuring that it will continue to produce healthy air for the foreseeable future.
A HVAC maintenance plan will also guarantee that your system is working at peak efficiency. This will save you money in the long-term. You’ll be mitigating the risk of breakdowns and having to pay for expensive repairs, while also ensuring that your workplace can continue operating without having to work around a broken HVAC system. You’ll also be saving money in your power bills, as a regularly maintained system will be as energy efficient as possible.
A maintenance checklist, therefore, is a great way for our technicians to meet the needs of your HVAC maintenance plan.
Your Commercial HVAC Maintenance Checklist
Your commercial air conditioning maintenance checklist will change depending on factors such as:
- The age of your system
- When the last maintenance check was conducted
- The size of your system
- How often your system is used
- What type of system is used in your building – ducted, split etc.
Most importantly, the maintenance checklist will give our technicians an indication of what currently needs replacing or repairing on your system.
Monthly Maintenance Checklist
Once a month, our HVAC technicians will conduct maintenance checks on the following components of your system:
- Outdoor air intakes
- Outdoor air exhausts
- Air filters
- Trays and sumps
- Condensate drains, tundishes, and traps
Quarterly Maintenance Checklist
Every three months, our HVAC technicians will conduct maintenance checks on the following components of your system:
- Evaporative air-cooling equipment
- Wetted pads
- Air filter
- Water strainer
- Drainage system
- Fans inside the ducts
Annual Maintenance Checklist
Once a year, our HVAC technicians will conduct maintenance checks on the following components of your system:
- Terminal units including coils
- Terminal unit components
- Return air and relief air grills
Protecting Everyone’s Health
A well-maintained commercial air conditioning system should last you well into the future. This checklist is in accordance with the Australian Standard AS/NZ 3666.2:2011 – Air handling and water systems of buildings – Microbial control.
This standard is in place to ensure that commercial HVAC systems aren’t circulating unclean air that may cause dangerous microorganisms to grow and spread. These can pose a serious health concern to any occupants of a building, so it’s paramount that you organise regular maintenance checks to eliminate this risk.
Air-rite Solutions has Your Commercial Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist Covered
Air-rite Solutions are the leading experts for HVAC services in Brisbane. If you need us to conduct a maintenance check on your commercial or industrial HVAC system, contact us today by calling 07 3274 2199.