The Importance of HVAC and Having Your Commercial HVAC System Serviced this Spring

Published on: April 30, 2024

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Discover the ins and outs of HVAC systems, from smart automation to contractor selection. Learn why spring maintenance is crucial for commercial systems in the Okanagan.

Count on our skilled HVAC experts to maintain peak efficiency in your building's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning setups for the upcoming warm season.

Count on our skilled HVAC experts to maintain peak efficiency in your building's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning setups for the upcoming warm season.

The world of HVAC - heating, ventilation, and air conditioning - can be pretty vast. There is a lot to consider because an HVAC system is responsible for heating, cooling, and ventilating your whole building and is also part of the bigger picture with automation, smart systems, and integration. 

Here are just a few things that you may not know about HVAC

Automating Your HVAC System Will Keep You Comfortable

HVAC control systems have come a long way, and as our technologies have gotten smarter - so have our HVAC controls. With smart building automation, sensors can control the humidity, light, and climate inside a building. This technology also senses motion and sound, keeping occupants comfortable. The system maintains a consistent temperature without ever thinking about it.

HVAC Automation Is Efficient

Automating your building's control systems makes it smarter in its energy usage. By learning behaviours and controlling heat, air, and light on their own, your automation and controls system regulates your energy efficiency, which means saving you money in the long run. That's better for the planet and your wallet.

Not All HVAC Contractors Are Equal

When picking an HVAC contractor, you may think the best practice is to go for the lowest cost or quickest turnaround. Cutting corners at the contractor stage is a recipe for more expenses and headaches down the line. Hire an HVAC, automation, and electrical company with a long-standing reputation and the proper certifications. When you find a certified contractor, you can build a long-lasting relationship.

Learn more about how the right commercial HVAC, Electrical, and Automation Services Company Can Help Your Business. 

Now that you have your fair share of know-how on HVAC systems and why they’re vital, should you be servicing your commercial HVAC systems this spring? The short answer is yes! The long answer has been broken down for you below.

Temperatures have risen, the snow is long gone, birds are singing, the days are getting longer, and the outdoors are calling as spring is in full bloom in B.C. Interior. While you're daydreaming about your first family camping trip, it's the perfect time to put a little bit of love into your HVAC system. 

What does this mean for your commercial HVAC system?

Our semi-desert climate and hot, dry summers are part of what make the Okanagan and surrounding areas so popular, but they wouldn’t be so enjoyable without places to escape the heat and cool off.

Businesses in the Okanagan rely heavily on their air conditioning systems during the summer months to keep their products, customers, and employees comfortable and cool. On hot days, a system failure could result in lost investments, customers, and profit. This is why it’s essential to plan ahead and have your HVAC system serviced in the spring months rather than risking a breakdown when you need it most.

This building's air compressor failed during a heatwave in Kelowna. See how Kimco came to the rescue.

Each spring, have your HVAC system checked for parts that might need replacing or any other potential issues. It’s also important to have your air conditioner system cleaned regularly, as buildup from dirt, dust, and other debris can affect your building's air quality.

Performing regular maintenance and fixing minor issues as they arise will also help maximize your HVAC system's overall lifespan and avoid more costly breakdowns and drastic repairs in the future.

Your HVAC Checklist

Here are some simple items to keep your HVAC system running smoothly this season.

  • Clear and dust, dirt, or clutter from your air conditioning unit
  • Replace all of your system's air filters to keep things running smoothly and efficiently
  • Are your thermostat batteries fresh? If not, now's the time to change them
  • Test your unit to ensure everything is running smoothly
  • Consider calling in an HVAC technician for a professional check

Preventative Maintenance Solutions

As with many of our clients, commercial buildings and complex automation systems always recommend signing up for quarterly preventive maintenance programs. The non-invasive regular check-ups for your building keep things running smoothly, avoid surprises, and allow you to budget upgrades for your building's HVAC control system. Learn more about the benefits of preventative maintenance solutions.

You know what they say—an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and this saying couldn’t be truer for your business’s HVAC unit.

Does your HVAC system need servicing this spring? We’d be happy to help! At Kimco, we offer commercial, industrial and institutional HVAC maintenance and service contracts. Please contact us for more information.

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