We don’t know when our lives will get back to normal, but we do know that businesses will reopen sometime in the future. Whether yours has been up and running during the coronavirus pandemic or your doors have been shut, this is a good idea to look at how commercial HVAC services can keep your employees (and customers!) comfortable and safe.
In this post, we’ll discuss some of the actions you can take to protect your business during this time. We know that money is tight for many, but making this type of investment can save you money and stress in the long run.
Replace Air Filters
It’s a good idea to change your air filters, both at home and at work, about once a month. You’d be amazed by how many contaminants quickly become trapped in filters, especially during allergy season here in Richmond.
Now, with the regular flu season winding down and COVID-19 still posing a threat, it’s even more important to change air filters regularly. You might also want to consider talking to a professional about the different types of filters, and choosing one that provides maximum performance.
Clean Air Ducts
Just like air filters can become clogged, dust and debris can build up inside your business’s air ducts. When that happens, even with a clean filter, you’ll be spreading particulates through the air every time you use your heating and cooling system.
Every business is different, so it’s best to talk to a trained technician about how often you should have your air ducts cleaned. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, though, you may want to give your workplace a fresh start.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
As we’ve already discussed, changing air filters and having your ductwork cleaned is an important step toward improving indoor air quality in your business. There are, however, a few additional factors to take into consideration:
- Humidity Levels – Richmond is a humid city, but when indoor moisture levels get too high, it can be a breeding ground for mold and mildew. It can also cause damage to electrical equipment.
- Proper Air Circulation – You want air to flow freely throughout your establishment. A professional can help you identify whether there are any hindrances or blockages affecting proper air circulation.
- Cooking Vents – If you run a business or are involved in food preparation, you will need to ensure that kitchen pollutants are being filtered out effectively.
- Renovations and Cleaning – If your business recently underwent renovations or a deep cleaning, please have a ventilation plan to prevent the lingering chemicals from impacting anyone’s health.
Running a business can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be difficult — especially during times like these. There will be many things beyond your control, but providing good indoor air quality for customers and employees is something you can (and should) do.
- Air Conditioning Tune UpThe hot Richmond summer is about to begin, so it’s a good time to address any issues with your air conditioning. You don’t want to wait until your cooling system breaks down on a sweltering day, as emergency repairs are expensive and can cause a temporary closure of your business. Be ahead of the game and prevent a loss of revenue by getting things checked out sooner than later.
Right now, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, many commercial HVAC professionals are implementing measures to prevent the spread of disease. When scheduling your air conditioning tune up or repair appointment, be open about any concerns and we’ll work with you to come up with a plan before we arrive.
Commercial HVAC Services in Richmond
W.G. Speeks is committed to providing the very best commercial HVAC services to Richmond businesses. As such, we’re taking every step to ensure we protect our valued customers and community by following standardized health and safety protocols. You don’t have to risk a breakdown or downtime that you can’t afford because you’re worried about coronavirus. We can work together to find a solution to any concerns you might have.
In light of the uncertainty in our world right now, it’s even more important than ever to be proactive and keep your heating and cooling equipment in good working condition to avoid emergency repairs, which can be both costly and time-consuming.
We offer a no-risk, free consultation and encourage you to take advantage of this more now than ever. Our NATE-certified technicians can provide guidance and recommendations before performing any work, giving you the opportunity to make informed decisions about your business. Don’t ignore your commercial HVAC maintenance needs right now — give us a call. We’re here to help!