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9 Ways to Maximise your HVAC Value

A well-maintained HVAC system is key to your comfort and efficiency. Here's a look at the 9 essential maintenance steps that are crucial for keeping your HVAC system in top shape.


1. The Importance of Regular Filter Changes

Changing or cleaning your HVAC filters is a simple yet vital task. Regular filter maintenance prevents dust and dirt from clogging your system, which can lead to reduced airflow and decreased efficiency. We recommend checking filters monthly and replacing or cleaning them every 1-3 months, depending on usage and environment.


2. The Value of Annual Professional Inspections

Having your HVAC system inspected by professionals at least once a year can catch potential problems early. During an annual inspection, make sure that the visiting engineer performs a comprehensive check, including assessing electrical components, motors, and thermostats, to ensure everything is running smoothly.

Here at Cooltherm we offer bespoke Service & Maintenance contracts to fulfil the requirements of even the most complex HVAC set ups. Click here to get in touch and discuss your options.


3. Keeping Coils Clean for Optimal Performance

Dirty evaporator and condenser coils can significantly hinder your system's efficiency. Regular cleaning of these coils ensures better heat absorption and release, leading to improved performance. Also, maintaining clear surroundings for your outdoor unit promotes better airflow and efficiency.

Furthermore, condenser coils can become breeding grounds for bacterial growth. Regular hygiene measures will, therefore, reduce the risk of airborne bacterial distribution.


4. Ductwork: Ensuring Efficiency and Air Quality

Leaky or dirty ductwork can lead to significant energy losses and poor indoor air quality. Inspecting and sealing ductwork regularly prevents air loss as well as reduces contamination. This step is crucial for maintaining efficient system operation and a healthy indoor environment.


5. Thermostat Calibration for Accurate Temperature Control

An improperly calibrated thermostat can lead to an overworked HVAC system. Ensuring your thermostat is accurately calibrated keeps your system running efficiently, providing comfort while reducing energy usage.


6. Refrigerant Levels: Essential for Cooling Efficiency

Your system's cooling efficiency heavily depends on the correct refrigerant level. Cooltherm technicians can check and adjust these levels, ensuring your system cools effectively without overworking.

Be sure to understand the type of refrigerant being used in your chillers. Legislation to the Global Warming Potential of product used is here to stay, with R-134a and R-410A productions in particular seeing a significant reduction.

Cooltherm’s team are able to support you with the transition to low GWP refrigerants, be that with new equipment or suitable alternatives.


7. Drain Line Maintenance: Preventing Blockages and Moisture Issues

A clogged drain line can cause water to back up, leading to humidity problems and potential water damage. Regularly clearing your HVAC’s drain line and pan is essential for preventing these issues and maintaining system health.


8. Balancing the Blower for Even Air Distribution

Proper airflow is crucial for system efficiency and comfort. An unbalanced blower can lead to uneven temperature distribution and increased energy usage. Regular blower maintenance ensures proper air distribution and system efficiency.


9. Seasonal Preparation for Year-Round Comfort

Each season brings different demands for your HVAC system. Preparing your system for these changes ensures it can handle the heating requirements of winter and the cooling demands of summer efficiently.


Partner with Cooltherm for Optimal HVAC Performance

Maintaining your HVAC system is not just about preventing breakdowns; it's about ensuring efficiency, comfort, and longevity. Cooltherm's expert team is here to provide you with tailored maintenance contracts, ensuring your HVAC system operates at its best.

Contact us today for a bespoke maintenance solution that suits your specific needs.

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