Preparing Your Facility’s HVAC for the Summer Heat

As the projected “hottest summer on record” rolls in, it’s important to ensure that your business’s air conditioning is prepared to handle the increased demand. Performing maintenance and checks now can save you from having to close up shop to handle costly repairs and replacements. Here are some tips for preparing your air conditioning system for the summer months.

Clean or replace air filters

Dirty air filters can restrict airflow and reduce the overall effectiveness of your air conditioning system. Make sure to clean or replace your filters before the summer heat sets in. Depending on your system, you may need to check your filters monthly during peak usage.

Check the coolant levels and pressure

Coolant levels and pressure are crucial for the proper functioning of your air conditioning system. Low coolant levels can cause your system to run inefficiently, while low pressure can indicate a leak in the system. You may need to hire a professional to check your coolant levels and pressure.

Inspect and clean evaporator and condenser coils

Evaporator and condenser coils can become dirty over time, reducing the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Regular cleaning can prevent this issue. Inspect and clean your coils at least once a year or as often as recommended by the manufacturer.

Inspect ductwork and vents

Properly sealed ductwork and vents prevent cool air from escaping and help your air conditioning system run efficiently. Inspect your ductwork and vents to ensure they are properly sealed and free of leaks.

Schedule professional maintenance

Regular professional maintenance can prolong the lifespan of your air conditioning system and prevent costly repairs. A Retail Mechanical Services technician can perform a thorough inspection of your system, identify potential issues, and perform any necessary repairs.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your business’s air conditioning system is ready to keep your employees and customers cool and comfortable during the summer months. Consider creating a maintenance schedule or utilizing RMS’ preventative maintenance program to stay on top of any necessary maintenance and checks.


Stay cool!