Residential HVAC Best Practices

A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system represents a substantial capital investment for your family, so it’s critical that you get the most value from your HVAC budget. Whether you’re in the process of planning a new HVAC installation, or you’re looking for ways to optimize the performance of an existing system, following these three residential HVAC best practices to ensure your system is prepared to serve your family for years to come.

Correctly Size Equipment

HVAC equipment is designed and optimized with specific heating and cooling loads in mind. Ensuring your infrastructure is built to maintain ideal temperatures for the size of your home is critical to getting the maximum value from your system. While undersizing equipment may save you money upfront, your HVAC system will struggle to maintain an ideal temperature and end up running more frequently than it should. That ultimately leads to premature equipment failure and higher energy costs.

At the same time, oversized equipment generally costs more to purchase and operate, so while it won’t have to work as hard to maintain a specific temperature, you end up paying for more than you need. Whether you’re retrofitting existing equipment, or you’re deploying a new system, check that your residential HVAC contractor makes the necessary load calculations to size a system that’s optimized for your home.

Optimize Ductwork

Even with the latest HVAC equipment, your system will underperform if air is running through old, inefficient ducts. Taking the time to ensure air ducts are properly sealed and insulated can quickly pay for itself by saving you money on energy bills. Plus, your system won’t have to work as hard to heat and cool your home. By ensuring proper airflow throughout your home, you’re not only creating a more comfortable environment year-round; you’re also maximizing indoor air quality.

Prioritize Ongoing Maintenance

In an ideal world, you’d be able to install an HVAC system and forget it about. Unfortunately, in our less-than-ideal world, maximizing the value of your HVAC infrastructure requires a more hands-on approach. Your ongoing HVAC maintenance plan should include:

Replacing Filters

At the very minimum, you should plan on replacing HVAC air filters at least once a season (every three months). Dirty filters not only lead to poor indoor air quality; they also constrict airflow, resulting in less efficient HVAC performance.

Following Manufacturer Maintenance Schedules

Just about every manufacturer provides a recommended maintenance schedule to ensure your equipment continues running at peak performance during its serviceable life. Some manufacturers even require proof that you’ve followed the recommended maintenance schedules to honor warranties following a failure.

Make sure to understand and follow these recommended maintenance schedules. Working with a residential HVAC service partner can simplify this process because they’ll keep track of maintenance schedules for you.

Making Proactive Repairs

If your HVAC provider suspects a component is on the verge of failing, it’s always advisable to go ahead and replace the part. Choosing to wait until a component completely breaks before replacing it can lead to more critical HVAC problems, damage other components, and shorten the lifespan of your system.

How the HVAC Experts at Garrison Can Help

If your family wants to get the most value from your HVAC budget, contact the experts at Garrison today. While we understand the temptation of waiting until it breaks to spend money on your HVAC system, we’re here to show you how adopting a proactive approach can save you time, money, and frustration in the long run.


Choosing the Ideal Commercial Thermostat for Your Business

Every organization invests substantial capital in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) infrastructure. To maximize that investment, each HVAC component needs to work in unison to operate at peak performance, and that requires having the ideal thermostat to monitor and control your facility’s indoor climate. Without the right thermostat, your HVAC system ends up running more than it has to, driving up energy costs and leading to premature equipment failure. 

In this post, we’ll explore the various options on the market today, so you can decide which one is best for your day-to-day operations.

Mechanical Thermostats

Mechanical thermostats offer the simplest approach to controlling an HVAC system. You set the preferred temperature on a mechanical dial, and the thermostat continuously monitors air temperature at that particular spot in your building. As temperatures fluctuate, the thermostat sends signals to your HVAC equipment, telling it when to start and stop. Since it’s the oldest option available, it’s generally the most affordable, but also the least efficient.

Non-Programmable Thermostats

Non-programmable thermostats essentially work just like a mechanical thermostat, but instead of adjusting the preferred temperature with a mechanical dial, you use a digital interface to establish a fixed temperature. That means if someone forgets to adjust the temperature before leaving for the night, your system ends up running more than it needs to.

Commercial Programmable Thermostats

Like a non-programmable thermostat, a programmable thermostat uses a digital interface for monitoring and controlling your facility’s desired temperature. While a non-programmable thermostat forces you to set a specific temperature and manually adjust that temperature throughout the day, a programmable thermostat automates that process, removing the element of human error. With a programmable thermostat, you set your system up to run on a specific schedule, so the ideal temperature is automatically adjusted depending on the time of day and the day of the week. That way, your system runs when it’s needed, while running less frequently when your building is unoccupied.

Commercial Wi-Fi Thermostats

A wireless (Wi-Fi) thermostat works like a programmable thermostat while also connecting your facility’s wireless network. With network connectivity, you’re able to adjust the temperature and operation of your HVAC system remotely, so you can optimize system performance no matter where you are.

Smart Thermostats

As the latest development in the commercial HVAC thermostat market, smart thermostats use artificial intelligence (AI) to continuously monitor building operations and usage in real-time. With this data, an intelligent thermostat automatically adjusts air temperatures without requiring human intervention. 

By linking with a variety of HVAC sensors throughout your building, smart thermostats can automatically adjust for factors like fluctuating room occupancy, thermal levels, humidity, and even carbon dioxide levels. At the same time, smart thermostats often employ capabilities like wireless connectivity and voice control. While your organization should expect to pay a higher up-front cost, this cost usually offsets itself in the energy savings it delivers.

How the Experts at Garrison Can Help

If your team needs help finding the right thermostat for your facility, contact the experts at Garrison today. We’ll help you explore your options and leverage our vendor network to deliver the best value in the industry for an HVAC solution optimized for your building.


Using Building Sensors to Reduce HVAC Expenses

If your organization is looking for cost-saving strategies to protect your bottom line and maximize profits, refining your HVAC strategies is an ideal place to start. With cutting-edge technology like building automation systems (BAS) and facility HVAC sensor controls, your team can automate day-to-day operations while intelligent computers continuously optimize energy consumption. In this post, we’ll detail some of the sensor technology your organization can deploy at your facility to save money and prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.

Occupancy Sensors

Occupancy sensors are quickly becoming the norm for businesses, schools, and government buildings. Traditional HVAC systems use timed schedules to maximize energy efficiency. However, these fixed schedules make it difficult to plan around variable work schedules and room usage. HVAC systems using occupancy sensors, on the other hand, monitor room usage in real-time to ensure you don’t end up heating or cooling an empty room. For example, conference rooms are often unoccupied for more than half the workday. With occupancy sensors, your HVAC system can automatically adjust so it isn’t using any more energy than it has to, translating to direct savings on energy costs.

HVAC Temperature Sensors

While occupancy sensors continuously monitor room usage, thermal sensors monitor the temperature of specific rooms or areas of your building. Since not every area of your building needs to be equally cooled or heated throughout the day, thermal sensors ensure your HVAC system delivers precise climate control exactly where it’s needed. A packed conference room can heat up quickly, while an open office area can lose a lot of heat. With thermal sensors monitoring temperatures throughout your building, your HVAC system can maximize comfort while saving your organization money.

Carbon Dioxide Sensors

While deploying carbon dioxide (CO2) sensors won’t necessarily translate to direct energy cost savings, it can protect your bottom line by maximizing employee productivity. A study by the Harvard School of Public Health found that high levels of CO2 in a building can negatively impact decision-making, critical thinking, and productivity. By incorporating CO2 sensors into your HVAC infrastructure, your system can circulate fresh air where it’s needed most. When specific CO2 levels are detected, your HVAC increases the supply of fresh air to that part of your building, maximizing air quality, employee well-being, and day-to-day productivity.

Variable Speed Fan Sensors

Traditional HVAC systems use fan motors that can only run at one constant speed no matter what the room temperature is. With variable speed sensors, fans can adjust rotational speed and airflow to match a room’s occupancy levels or temperature levels. That way, your facility remains comfortable while reducing energy consumption.

Cutting-Edge Sensors for Your HVAC

If your organization is interested in deploying the latest HVAC sensors to maximize energy efficiency and cost savings, contact the experts at Garrison today. We’ll work with you to clarify your energy efficiency goals and deploy a solution optimized for your facility.


How to Decide Between Residential HVAC Repair and Replacement

You most likely spent a considerable sum on your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and you want to maximize the value of that investment. Unfortunately, no matter how much you spend on your HVAC system, you’ll eventually encounter problems as parts break down and equipment fails. When this starts happening, it’s essential to understand when it’s time to replace your system or when HVAC repair services can get you by for a little longer.

In this post, we’ll help you understand the factors you need to consider when it comes to choosing between HVAC repairs and a complete replacement.

When to Replace HVAC Equipment

When deciding if it’s time to replace an HVAC component, consider these factors:

Equipment Age

Every aspect of your HVAC equipment has an expected serviceable lifetime. The lifetimes include:

  • Furnaces: 15-20 years
  • Air conditioning units: 10-15 years
  • Heat pumps: 15 years

If your equipment has been failing with increasing frequency, and it’s beyond these estimated timeframes, you should seriously consider replacing them. Once HVAC equipment has gone beyond these lifespans, repairs only last so long until they fail again, so you can quickly end up paying more to keep a unit alive than you would by investing in a new system.

Rising Energy Bills

When equipment starts breaking down more frequently, temporary repairs may get it back up and running for the time being, but that doesn’t mean it will be running at peak efficiency. In fact, breakdowns often indicate less than optimal performance and often result in spikes in energy bills. If you’re noticing rising energy bills and your equipment has gone beyond its anticipated lifespan, it’s likely time to replace the equipment. While a replacement comes with higher upfront costs, these costs are frequently offset by the energy savings you’ll experience with the latest, energy-efficient technology.

Continuous Running

If you’ve been making repairs to your HVAC infrastructure, and you notice that your system seems to run non-stop to match your preferred thermostat temperature, it’s generally time to make some replacement. When your system is continually running, it’s no longer optimized for your home’s heating and cooling loads. At that point, it’s time to invest in new equipment that matches your space. Plus, new equipment immediately improves indoor air quality while keeping your family comfortable year-round.

When You Should Repair Your HVAC

Generally, if your equipment is fewer than 10 years old and you haven’t encountered any earlier problems, you should plan to make the necessary repairs. While there are exceptions to this rule, it’s relatively rare that more up-to-date HVAC equipment needs to be replaced. In these circumstances, it’s often the fault of the manufacturer or a lack of HVAC maintenance that leads to premature failure.

Your HVAC Service Experts

If you still need help deciding between repairing or replacing your residential HVAC system, contact the experts at Garrison today. We’ll work with you to help you better understand your options, so you can make a decision that saves money and maximizes the value of your HVAC investment.


Summer Maintenance for Your South Florida Commercial HVAC

As summer temperatures reach scorching heights, you’ll want to keep your HVAC unit in working order. You can perform regular maintenance checks yourself, or you can partner with an HVAC company like Garrison Mechanical, which can perform preventive maintenance for you. Whichever way you choose to check on your air conditioning this summer, here are some HVAC maintenance tips you can follow:

Replace Your Air Filters

This is one of the most important rules of HVAC maintenance. Replacing your air filters monthly, or at least seasonally, will prevent dust from building up in them. Dirty air filters restrict airflow in your HVAC system. This means your unit or system will have to work harder to run properly, driving up your energy bills and increasing the risk of a breakdown. Changing the air filters is one of the most inexpensive ways to ensure your HVAC system runs efficiently during the summer.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat, such as NEST, can learn your building’s cooling patterns. Once it learns these patterns, the thermostat can increase your HVAC system’s energy efficiency by sending cool air through those patterns. This allows your air conditioner to work with the building to cool it off.

Check for AC Slime

AC slime is part condensate left over in the AC unit’s drip pan and part water that mixes with the condensate. Algae and fungus can grow in AC slime, which will eventually clog the unit’s drain line if it is allowed to grow. You can remove the slime yourself either by removing the drip pan from the AC unit (if the drip pan is removable) or emptying the water from the pan with a cup (if it is not), spraying the pan and the coils with coil cleaner, and wiping down the pan and the coils. Then you can place two condensate tablets in the drip pan and allow them to dissolve. These tablets prevent AC slime from forming. This quick step can help your HVAC unit run smoothly for the rest of the summer.

Keep the Air Moving

You can improve the airflow in your building by keeping as many doors open as possible. Closed doors prevent air from circulating between rooms, so opening the doors will improve circulation. Running ceiling fans will also help the cool air from your HVAC system circulating throughout the building, but remember to turn them off during off-hours. These tactics will keep the air moving without forcing your HVAC system to work too hard.

Insulate Your Building and Your Ducts

Insulating your building with white blinds in the windows can help reflect heat away from it. You should close the blinds on the west- and south-facing sides of your building during the day for maximum effectiveness. You should also insulate and seal your HVAC system’s ducts to prevent them from leaking, which could raise your energy bills. Overall, insulation keeps your building cool and helps your HVAC system run efficiently for long periods of time.

Commercial Summer HVAC Maintenance

If you have questions about summer AC maintenance, or if you would like us to take over maintaining your commercial HVAC systems, contact us today. We perform commercial and residential HVAC maintenance, and we will work with you to find solutions that fit your business’s needs.

Why You Should Invest in HVAC Test and Balance

If you’re installing a new commercial HVAC system, you may know you should have your new system tested, adjusted, and balanced. But what exactly is air balance? What will this testing and balancing process do for your system and your building? Here’s what to know about the process.

What Is Air Balance?

Air balance is how much air a heater or air conditioner brings in versus how much air it expels. If the heating and air conditioning system expels more air than it consumes, it has a negative air balance. This commonly occurs in old buildings and in buildings that have been repurposed for new industries or extended through new additions. If the system brings in more than it expels, it has a positive air balance. But if the system brings in and expels the same amount of air, it has a neutral air balance. You want your system to have a neutral air balance.

Potential Air Balance Problems

When the air in your HVAC system is improperly balanced, problems can arise. For instance, if your system has a negative air balance, as described above, it is taking in untreated air and distributing it throughout your building. This creates condensation, and that condensation will invite contaminants into the system. These contaminants could increase the risk of health and safety problems among your colleagues and employees. Improperly balanced air can also cause drafts and cold spots throughout your building, and those will decrease your workplace’s comfort level.

What Does the Test-and-Balance Process Look Like?

At Garrison Mechanical, we have our new installations tested and balanced by a third-party contractor. This contractor performs NEBB-certified tests on our HVAC equipment to check its air flows (or water flows, for chilled water systems). Then the contractor documents all of their findings and compares them against the system’s design plans. They also make any necessary adjustments to make sure the system runs properly and has appropriate air distribution.
It is important to understand that although we do not perform the test-and-balance procedures ourselves, we hire and pay the contractor to make the process simpler and easier for you. We do this because we know you want to focus on running your business, so we provide a test-and-balance solution that’s painless for you.

Benefits of Test and Balance

Performing test-and-balance procedures on your heating and cooling systems provides many benefits for your business and your commercial building. These benefits include:

  • Prolonged equipment life
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Optimized system performance
  • Improved air quality
  • Increased workplace comfort

These benefits contribute to a healthy, harmonious work environment, and they are just some of the reasons you should consider investing in HVAC testing and balancing.

We Can Help With Your Testing and Balancing

If you are interested in having a commercial HVAC company install your new system and letting that company take care of the testing and balancing process, contact us today. We will work with a NEBB-certified third-party contractor to make sure your new system works properly. Though this isn’t a process we work on directly, we can oversee it so you have fewer appointments to schedule, which lets you get back to running your business.

Summer Energy Savings Tips for Your Residential HVAC System

Have your energy costs risen with the South Florida summer temperatures? If they have, you should look into ways you can save energy. While blasting the air conditioning might seem like a good idea on a 95-degree day, you should consider your energy bills and your environmental impact first. Here are several tips for staying cool in the Florida heat while reducing your energy costs:

Use Preventive Maintenance

Having your heating and air conditioning system serviced regularly is called preventive maintenance. Waiting until your system suffers a major breakdown to have it serviced is called reactive maintenance. Engaging in preventative maintenance will keep your system working throughout the summer and in the long run. This type of maintenance involves checking on and fixing small problems before they become large ones. That includes:

  • Changing your air filters every month, or at least at the beginning of every season. This will improve the air quality in your home and prevent dust and allergens from causing health and breathing problems for you and your family.
  • Having the coils and fans professionally cleaned. This will improve your system’s energy efficiency.
  • Sealing the ducts in your home. This prevents air leaks that decrease your system’s efficiency.

While you can perform some of these tasks yourself, such as changing out the air filters, some require professional residential HVAC services, like the ones we offer. Hiring an HVAC services company to inspect and service your system regularly means your system will be serviced safely by a licensed technician. While you will have to spend money to hire these professional services, you will ultimately save money in the long run because you won’t have to hire professionals for many larger, more expensive repairs.

Keep the Air Moving

Instead of blasting your central air conditioner at its highest level, you can use it at a more moderate level and use ceiling fans to keep the air moving. To do this, you should keep doors open between rooms in your home. This will help the cool air travel freely between rooms, whereas closed doors would keep the air trapped in specific rooms.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

Using a programmable thermostat, such as Sensi, gives you greater control over your energy consumption. You can use a zoned cooling system, which is a room-by-room thermostat that comes with one multi-zone controller. With this system, you can set different rooms to different temperatures. So you can set an empty bedroom zone to a higher temperature, such as 80 degrees, while you can set the fully occupied living room zone to 73 degrees.

Use Window Treatments

While this tip doesn’t directly involve your HVAC system, it’s an additional way to keep your home cool. Having your windows treated with solar film will block out the brightest rays during summer and help keep your home cool before you even have to touch the thermostat. You can also put up curtains, drapes, blinds, or thermal-backed shades and keep them closed during the hottest periods of the day.

South Florida Residential HVAC Services

If you are interested in using preventive HVAC maintenance to help keep your house cool this summer, contact us today. We can fix small HVAC problems before they grow larger, but we also offer residential and commercial HVAC emergency services in case a major breakdown does occur.

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Increasing Your Building’s Energy Efficiency With HVAC Sensors

Today, as businesses worry more about their environmental impact, energy efficiency is more important than ever. So how can you make your HVAC system more efficient? Yes, you can seal your heating and cooling ducts, change your air filter, and get a programmable thermostat. However, commercial HVAC sensor controls are a great investment if you want to make your commercial building more energy efficient.
HVAC sensors conserve energy by sensing the environment of a given room or space so you can make operational decisions about the heating, cooling, and ventilating in that space. This enables you to conserve energy based on what you learn from the sensors’ readings. When you’re more informed about how your building consumes energy, you can make smarter choices to help it become more energy efficient.

Types of HVAC Sensors

These are the three types of sensors we install in commercial buildings:
Occupancy Sensors – Occupancy sensors measure the number of people in a room to determine heating, ventilating, and air conditioning needs. These sensors are used to control an HVAC system automatically by measuring the room’s occupancy.
HVAC Temperature Sensors – Commercial temperature sensors use a room’s occupancy readings to control the temperature. This sensor measures a room’s temperature and either increases or decreases its heating, air conditioning, or ventilation.
Pressure Sensors – Pressure sensors are used in variable air volume systems and coolers. This type of sensor monitors rooms and checks for drops in pressure that may indicate the measured space needs maintenance.

Benefits of Using HVAC Sensors

Sensors are one of the HVAC applications that yield many benefits. By measuring the occupancy and temperature of a room and adjusting heating and air conditioning, occupancy and temperature sensors can help lower your energy bills and make your business more energy efficient. The measurements these sensors take allow your HVAC system to adjust immediately and raise or lower the air temperature so your business isn’t heating or cooling a given space more than it requires, which prevents your system from wasting energy. You can also use the data sensors provide to learn about a room’s air flow and air quality. Additionally, using sensors in your building can reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system because the sensors prevent the system from running harder than the building requires.

Trust South Florida’s HVAC Experts With Your Sensors

If you are interested in installing HVAC sensors in your building, contact us today. At Garrison Mechanical, we install sensors from companies including Honeywell and Siemens, and all of the manufacturers that we work with specialize in building automation systems or large energy management systems. We can install and work with the sensors in your building to make sure your South Florida business stays cool all year long.

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Commercial HVAC Repair vs. Replacement

Determining whether to repair an HVAC system or replace it with a new one is a common dilemma. Sometimes in the HVAC industry, customers feel a technician has pressured them into buying a new system because they presented no other options. Conversely, technicians sometimes find themselves repairing an ancient system many times because business owners don’t realize replacement is an option. It’s important to weigh the decision to repair or replace your commercial HVAC system and to make sure you consider the following factors:

Age of Your System

Most commercial HVAC systems have a lifespan of 15-20 years, so if your system’s age falls into that range, you may want to consider commercial HVAC replacement rather than repairs. Of course, your business’s repair budget should be taken into consideration as well, as should the way your heating and air conditioning currently operates. If you have a 16-year-old system that needs relatively inexpensive repairs every once in a while, you may opt to stick with repairs for now and wait a few more years before you have a new HVAC system installed.

Maintenance Costs

Take stock of how much time you or the commercial HVAC company you partner with spend on reactive maintenance, such as equipment repairs, versus preventative maintenance, such as routine maintenance checks. If you’re spending more time on reactive than preventative maintenance, it’s probably time to consider replacing your system.

Repair vs. Replacement Costs

When considering HVAC repair or replacement, you can remember a simple rule of thumb: If your repairs cost more than 50% of the cost of a new HVAC installation, you’re probably due for a replacement. Other repair vs. replacement calculations include getting a replacement if the repair costs more than $5,000, and whether the cost of your repair multiplied by your system’s age is higher than the cost of a new system. Whichever calculation you decide to use, following the numbers is definitely a solid basis for your decision.

Signs of Deterioration

Does your duct system leak often? Does your HVAC unit make a lot of noise when it runs, or do does it randomly shut off? Does the system suffer frequent breakdowns? These are just some of the signs that may tell you it’s time to replace your HVAC system. If you want to stick with repairs, your system may need them more frequently, and that may interrupt its operation and maintenance. This could interfere with the heating and cooling in your office, and in your facilities, which could affect your products as well as your employees and customers.

Consider System Upgrades

Before you invest in commissioning a new system, you should consider upgrading specific parts of your system that have problems. At Garrison Mechanical, we can replace your system with a new one, but we can also replace individual parts, which will save you time and money on repairs, and could help extend the lifespan of your current HVAC system. The parts we can replace include air handlers, evaporator and condenser coils, pumps, motors, fan coils, chillers, and cooling towers. Upgrades give you a third option so your repair or replace decision isn’t so limited.

Let Us Help You With Your Decision

When you partner with Garrison Mechanical, we do our best to meet your needs every step of the way, and that includes when you’re considering replacing your HVAC system. We can work with you to understand your business’s HVAC system, and we provide a wide range of services, including commercial HVAC installation and replacement. Contact us today, and our team of experts will help you determine whether you should repair or replace your system.

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How Preventive HVAC Maintenance Benefits Your Business

Your HVAC system is one of the most important aspects of your facilities. It makes up a large portion of your energy bills and keeps your offices comfortable. Depending on your industry, it also may keep products and machinery at usable temperatures. If your HVAC system breaks down, it can result in downtime—and significant losses for your company. That’s why you should consider HVAC preventive maintenance for your system. This post discusses what it is, and how hiring a commercial HVAC company to perform it can benefit your business.

What Is Preventive Maintenance?

Preventive maintenance (PM) is the process of identifying potential problems in an HVAC system before they cause breakdowns that lead to downtime and losses for your business. It is the opposite of reactive maintenance, which is waiting until a machine or system breaks down to have it serviced. While reactive maintenance may seem like a cost-effective form of maintenance management at first, it ends up costing much more money in the long run. Relying on reactive maintenance measures can lead to higher utility bills and breakdowns that stem from easily avoidable problems, such as dirty air filters or broken fan belts. By using preventive maintenance, such as changing your HVAC’s air filter every month, you can help increase your HVAC system’s energy efficiency and lifespan.

What Is an HVAC Preventive Maintenance Contract and How Does It Work?

A preventive maintenance contract is an agreement between your business and a commercial HVAC company stating that they can performance routine maintenance checks on your system. When you enter into a preventive maintenance agreement with an HVAC company, it should be customized to fit your business’s needs, how the system heats, cools, and ventilates the building, and whether products or machines in the building require specific heating and cooling maintenance plans in their storage or operation areas.

What Do Regular Maintenance Checks Look Like? How Do They Help My Business?

Ideally, maintenance visits should occur once a month, but, again, their frequency can be modified to meet your needs. During a maintenance visit, a technician should perform system checks, check your thermostat’s operation, change the air filters, and check drip pans and drain lines.
However, those are just the bare essentials of an HVAC maintenance check. When a client joins Garrison Mechanical’s HVAC PM program, we perform a variety of checks that go beyond the most basic ones. For example, we check the evaporator and condenser coils for corrosion and cleanliness, inspect fan and motor bearings, lubricate all of the system’s moving parts, and take temperature measurements across the coil—and those are just a handful of the checks we run. The more thorough a maintenance visit is, the more potential problems it can prevent.
When your system receives routine maintenance checks, it is always receiving the attention it needs so it can work properly. Also, when you have a technician visiting regularly, you can keep a preventive maintenance checklist so they know what your concerns are and which parts of your system need the most attention at different times of year.

Start Your Preventive Maintenance Program Today

If you’re interested in exploring an HVAC PM contract or if you have additional questions about the process, contact Garrison Mechanical today. We’ll work with you to determine your system’s infrastructure and its maximum energy efficiency.
We’ll also determine where your system’s problem areas are and how to fix them. When you enter into a PM contract with us, we also offer emergency HVAC services, so you’ll always know whom to call when you have any trouble with your HVAC system. However, our preventive maintenance program should keep your HVAC system running well for a long time by taking care of problems before they reach their peak.