If you want to make your commercial building's HVAC system more efficient, there are probably a few things you can do on your own. Of course, the most advanced commercial cooling repairs need to be handled by professionals. However, you might be able to do a few simple jobs right now, without any tools or special training, that could have a big impact on the efficiency and productivity of your HVAC system. So, whether you have an inefficient heater or air conditioner, this article might be very helpful for your business.

Cleaning Your Air Registers

If you're in your home right now, you can immediately begin to take a few steps to increase the efficiency of your HVAC system. Start by cleaning your air registers. However, to adequately clean air registers, you should remove them completely from the wall. Some people just clean the register from outside. This might actually push dust and dirt in between the blades, causing blockages, making them harder to operate, and reducing airflow. You will need a flathead screwdriver to remove the registers from the wall. Once the registers are off the wall, you can easily clean them all at once in your sink, using dishwashing soap. Before you put your registers back on the wall, first make sure that they are properly operating. If you cannot open or close them fully, you should replace them. It is very important that you can open and close your registers, so you can always have complete control over the air flow.

Cleaning Your Ducts Too

Also, before you reattach your registers, you should check inside your duct system. Of course, without the proper tools, you won't be able to clean your entire duct system. You can either call professionals to clean the ducts while you have the registers removed, or you can clean the sections that you can reach.

Luckily, the sections of ducts closest to the registers are usually the dirtiest, because dust and dirt accumulates. This section can be especially dirty if your registers were closed or not working properly. You can get creative using a broom or a telescoping painter's pole to reach deep inside your registers and clean them out.

Cleaning your air ducts and registers won't cost you anything, but these simple jobs could have a big impact on the efficiency of your HVAC system. Best of all, you can start these jobs right now without any special tools or investment.