Beat the Heat This Summer by Prepping Your Commercial Air Conditioner

When summer strikes in Manhattan, it pays to be prepared by ensuring your HVAC system can handle your cooling needs. But stamping out the heat means more than setting your office thermostat to “cool.”

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Preparing your commercial air conditioning system for the hotter season ahead requires strategic planning. By following a few easy steps, you can ensure your commercial building remains cool and comfortable all summer.

Part of preparing your commercial HVAC system for the summer means scheduling a routine maintenance check with a professional commercial HVAC contractor. AFGO Mechanical Services has the team of knowledgeable HVAC technicians you need to ensure your comfort needs are satisfied year-round.

Contact our team at (718) 478-5555 to schedule your HVAC maintenance appointment today.

How To Prepare Your Business’ HVAC System for Summer

Keeping employees and tenants comfortable during warm weather requires your commercial air conditioning system to be well-maintained and prepared for the months ahead.

These steps can help you plan accordingly:

Clean & replace air filters: If your air filter is clogged with dirt and dust, your commercial building can quickly get stuffy and uncomfortable. Clean and replace your air filters ahead of time to avoid creating a stifling environment for employees and tenants.

Clean your building’s ductwork: Whether due to an overextended air filter or simply years of use, your HVAC ductwork can grow too filthy to support breathable, comfortable air quality. Especially if you’ve noticed increased allergy symptoms, dusty surfaces, or respiratory issues, calling a professional team for ductwork cleaning can help you better prepare for summer.

Cooling Tower Cleaning: In New York City, cooler tower cleaning is a crucial process aimed at removing dirt, scale, algae, and other contaminants that accumulate within cooling towers used in various industrial or commercial settings across the city. These cooling towers are vital components of HVAC systems and industrial processes, playing a significant role in removing excess heat from buildings or machinery within the bustling urban environment. Over time, organic and inorganic materials can build up within these towers, leading to reduced efficiency and potentially causing operational issues such as corrosion or biological growth. Hence, regular maintenance and cleaning of cooling towers in NYC are essential to ensure optimal performance, energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability while maintaining the high standards of health and safety expected in the city’s diverse business landscape.

Check your thermostat: Commercial buildings — especially office buildings — can lead to intense thermostat battles between occupants. When this happens, it can indicate that your HVAC system isn’t distributing your ideal indoor temperature evenly. Check your thermostat and have it inspected by a knowledgeable technician to ensure it’s working properly and can support your comfort needs.

Schedule routine maintenance: Your commercial AC should undergo routine maintenance at least once per year. Before summer in Manhattan, be sure to schedule a routine maintenance appointment with your trusted HVAC service provider. This helps ensure your system can satisfy your cooling needs, helps extend the life span of your AC, and helps you avoid costly repairs and replacements.

Develop a preventive maintenance plan: Many HVAC technicians provide the option of signing up for a preventative maintenance plan. At AFGO, our team provides a white-glove custom maintenance agreement to help meet your comfort needs. Our maintenance packages help reduce operating costs, improve system efficiency, and provide ongoing support for your HVAC systems at a schedule that’s convenient to you.

By preparing your commercial HVAC system for the summer, you can help ensure your building’s occupants stay comfortable all season. While some steps can be performed on your own, maintenance and duct cleaning services should always be left to the professionals.

AFGO provides the cleaning and maintenance services you need from a team of knowledgeable HVAC technicians.

Contact us today to schedule your HVAC services!

AFGO for Your Commercial HVAC Maintenance Needs

AFGO’s highly trained HVAC technicians have the skills and expertise to help ensure your system is capable of meeting your comfort needs. Prepare for the season ahead by signing up for one of our custom-tailored preventive maintenance plans and keep your system running for the long term.

Contact us today at (718) 478-5555 to schedule HVAC services.