According to ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, proactively servicing HVAC units is a decisive step in controlling the spread of the coronavirus. When properly maintenanced, HVAC units perform a number of important functions, including:
- Cleaning the air within the room
- Supplying clean air to susceptible occupants
- Diluting the air in a space with cleaner air from outdoors and/or by filtering the air
- Containing contaminated air and exhausting it to the outdoors
Filter changes are critical to accomplishing all of the above. And it’s also worth noting that dirty air is the leading cause of compressor failures, one of the costliest of HVAC maintenance scenarios.
By contrast, new filters are inexpensive, easy to replace, and require minimal hardware in most cases—so facilities managers can perform these changes themselves, if HVAC units are easily accessible. Always seek out the services of an expert technician whenever rooftop units are involved.
Keeping up your HVAC units is essential to controlling costs and maintaining healthy environments. This is especially true as we navigate the challenges posed by the coronavirus. Stay connected with SMS Assist for more important information.