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Proper cleaning of your HVAC will extend its life

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So you have spent good money on a quality HVAC unit, like a Lennox, and you want your investment to last long as possible and operate at the highest level. Is a simple installation all you need to do? The common sense answer is no.

Having the unit cleaned in a regular basis is vital, plus regular maintenance.  These units sit in small areas, usually indoors and usually in a closed-in area in and around San Francisco.  At the minimum, dust will collect and affect the unit’s performance.

It’s best to set up a schedule for the unit to be cleaned.  How often is up to your company, but you want it to be done on a regular basis.  The longer a unit goes with proper maintenance, the more damage that could occur, possibly as much as ruining the unit.

Even owning a car requires something more than just putting gas in the tank.  You need to change the oil, keep the tired properly inflated (and rotated), and have it washed often to maximize performance.

A successful and well-run company in San Francisco will know to keep its investment operating at peak performance.  Simply cleaning the HVAC unit is an important step.

So how do you clean it?  Do get a bucket of soapy water and sponges and wash it like you would your car?  Do you use sprays of sorts to clean it, like having your building washed or your over cleaned?  Do you just use cloths and wipe off dust, or maybe use a hand-held vacuum cleaner to clean it?

As simple and silly as this sounds, some companies are unsure just how to keep their working equipment clean.

The U.S. Department of Energy states that up to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling is wasted when a unit is dirty. Both the heating and cooling systems have to work harder, which shortens the life of the system.

Practically all units come with filters, but those should be cleaned because they get dirty through normal use. A clean HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature level your office needs for comfort. And the less energy that is used is translated into monetary savings.

There are cleaning companies all over San Francisco which specialize in cleaning industrial products.  And while the cleaning process might mimic what a person would use for personal maintenance, a professional specializes in using commercial-sized products and uses them properly.

Just like you call a plumber to fix a water leak, you call a specialized cleaning company to clean your unit.

Do some online research to find the company you feel most comfortable with. Start with a Google search and use the phrase “HVAC cleaners in San Francisco” and go from there.

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