Starting Your HVAC “Spring Cleaning” Checklist is as Easy as 1-2-3
Now – before the summer heat arrives – is the time to give your facility’s cooling system attention. Fortunately, Goodway makes it easy for you to start today. Below are three printable HVAC cleaning checklists to get the ball rolling:
(Note: You must provide your email address to get access to each checklist.)
We are also writing a HVAC “Spring Cleaning” blog series to explain each checklist in more detail. This first post in the series is an HVAC cleaning overview. The remaining two posts in the series will explain how to properly clean your cooling system’s chiller tubes, air conditioner coils and cooling towers. In these future posts, we’ll discuss the importance of cleaning specific parts of your cooling system and specifically reference these checklists that address the procedures and what tools/products you’ll need to get the job done right.
For now, here’s the overview . . .
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recommends cleaning and disinfecting cooling systems quarterly or at a minimum of twice a year if the unit is not used year round.
Cleanings should occur at the beginning of the cooling season and again after the system is shut down in the fall. Additionally, systems out of service for any length of time need to be cleaned as they can still harbor dirt and bacterial buildup.
Cooling systems account for a substantial majority of the operating costs in commercial facilities. Heat transfer in a cooling system is hindered when it becomes packed with algae, mud, sludge, scale or other contaminants. Build up in a cooling system reduces airflow and is a cause of compressor failure and indoor air pollution.
Keeping the system clean ensures efficient operation, helps you save money and energy and extends the life of the system. A dirty system can pose a health hazard. Legionella bacteria can grow under layers of slime and scale. Disinfecting the system stops bacterial growth. Using a mold inhibitor after cleaning prevents bacterial, fungal, mildew and mold growth.
Be sure to stay tuned for our next two blog posts so you can ensure your HVAC cooling system is in top shape before the hot weather hits.
- Download the three HVAC cleaning checklists references in this blog series.
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- Stay up to date on facility maintenance tools such as chiller tube cleaners, boiler tube cleaners, hose/pipe cleaners, descaler systems, industrial vacuums, commercial pressure washers, and drain cleaners.
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