Spring has sprung, and the change in season is a good reminder to review your HVAC and lighting systems to keep them operating at peak efficiency. The following may need your attention:
Spring HVAC servicing. The weather is getting warmer, and AC units need to be inspected to keep them operating at peak efficiency. A qualified technician will program your thermostat and check related system controls, inspect and test electrical connections and system components, clean and lubricate moving parts, inspect and clean the drain to prevent moisture problems and replace the air filter.
Lighting controls. Now that the time has changed, review your indoor and outdoor lighting timers and adjust accordingly. Need to know what time sunrise/sunset will come to your neighborhood? Check here.
Now is also good time to inspect lighting systems, too. Check for loose wires and replace burned out light bulbs.
Temperature controls. Warmer weather means adjustments should be made to maximize efficiency. During the summer, set air conditioning temperature controls to 78 degrees during peak hours when cooling is needed, and a higher temperature outside of those hours when less cooling is needed.
Air filters. You might be tempted to throw open the windows on pleasant spring days and let the breezy sunshine regulate the temperature in your facility. While spring breezes feel wonderful, they also carry a wealth of pollen and other allergens that could make life miserable for allergy sufferers. Install fresh air filters in systems, and consider purchasing air purifying units to keep staff and guests comfortable.
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