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What Restaurants Need to Know About Their HVAC in Summer

restaurant HVAC summer tipsEven if you offer excellent cuisine, you could still end up with an empty restaurant if you don’t maintain the right atmosphere in the summer. When dining out, customers are looking to escape their hot kitchens and outdoor temperatures for an establishment that’s a haven of cool, comfort, and hospitality. The HVAC system is key to your restaurant’s comfort and profitability. Fortunately, there are some restaurant HVAC summer tips that you can use to prepare your facility’s system for the taxing hot weather.

Have All the Coils Cleaned

Your cooling system has evaporator and condenser coils. A restricted coil hinders system performance and could lead to a catastrophic failure, so ensure you clean all the coils. HVAC experts have specialized cleaning systems to perform the task easily and effectively.

Change Your Filters

Dirty filters make your system work harder. This elevates energy costs and shortens the useful life of components. Be sure to replace your filters to enhance ventilation during the summer months.

Check Economizer Performance

Rooftop HVAC systems tend to come with economizers, which reduce the need for having the HVAC compressor running by pulling in free air from outside at specific temperatures. The dampers on these economizers can get stuck open and allow hot air into your facility. A professional should check the systems to detect and fix any problems.

Schedule Cooling Tower Maintenance

Your cooling tower will only maintain efficiency and proper functionality if it’s in great shape. Call in a specialist to inspect the system and other related equipment. If he or she determines that you should replace the system, make sure you do so as soon as possible. In the long run, it will cost more to use an overtaxed unit than replacing it. Also, have the tower cleaned regularly in the summer to remove residue buildup resulting from increased evaporation.

Follow the restaurant HVAC summer tips above to maintain your system and avoid problems or breakdowns that could severely hurt your business. If you need commercial HVAC or refrigeration services in the Yuma area, contact the experts at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company.