HVAC Summer Checklist: Fired Up To Cool Down

Temperatures hit the 90s here in our neck of the woods for the first time recently, but we’ve been fielding calls across the country from businesses flicking on the AC and….nothing. 

Whether your HVAC system is working perfectly or on the fritz, the transition from spring to summer is one of the toughest times of the year for many facilities struggling to tackle huge temperature swings and high humidity. The best way to keep things cool is to schedule regular, professional maintenance with Keen. Of course, there are plenty of small things you can do, too, to make sure every season is a breeze. 

Filters – Every system relies on clean filters to run efficiently, and they’re one of the easiest things to overlook. We think of new filters as crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s; even if you upgrade everything else, you aren’t making the most of your investment without taking care of the details. Check each filter and replace worn or dirty filters wherever you can. 

Check The Lid – We’ve driven hours to warehouses before to help address underperforming or broken HVAC systems, only to learn that the facility had started their air conditioning without removing air conditioning unit covers. Remove any and all covers, and if you rely on other airflow equipment, take the time to inspect those to ensure they’re clear of any dirt, sticks, branches, or other debris that might affect air intake. 

Upgrade Your Thermostat – Investing in a smarter control system can pay for itself, especially in changeable climates with hot summers, cold winters, and big changes in humidity. By getting smarter, more adaptive and intelligent systems, you can set your HVAC to adjust to weather automatically, measure changes in energy use, and help you make small changes that can save a lot of money. Many modern systems even offer notifications on maintenance needs, software updates, and automated alerts based on your personal settings. 

We can help prepare your site for all four seasons to save money and keep your team comfortable, healthy, and productive!