Commercial Maintenance Checklist

As a commercial and industrial facility provider, maintaining your HVAC system is crucial to ensuring the comfort of your building’s occupants and the efficiency of your operations. A well-maintained HVAC system can also help to extend the lifespan of your equipment and reduce the potential of unexpected breakdowns or repairs. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the importance of commercial HVAC periodic maintenance and provide a commercial HVAC maintenance tasking to help you keep your system in top condition.

Commercial HVAC periodic maintenance involves regular inspections, cleaning, and adjustments to your HVAC system to ensure that it is functioning properly and efficiently. This type of maintenance can help to identify any issues before they become a problem and help prevent costly repairs or replacements down the road. A periodic maintenance program can also help to extend the lifespan of your equipment and improve indoor air quality, creating a more comfortable and productive environment for your building’s occupants.

To help you get started with commercial HVAC periodic maintenance, we’ve put together a list of tasks that should be performed regularly:

1. Replace air filters: Dirty or clogged air filters can restrict airflow, reduce efficiency, and impact indoor air quality. Replace filters every 1-3 months or as conditions require.

2. Check and clean coils: Dirty coils can reduce efficiency and cause your system to work harder than necessary. Check and clean coils as needed to remove dirt, debris, and buildup.

3. Inspect and lubricate motors and bearings: Over time, motors and bearings can become worn or damaged. Inspect and lubricate them regularly to reduce friction and prevent premature failure.

4. Check systems pressures: Low refrigerant levels can reduce efficiency and cause your system to work harder than necessary. Refrigerant leaks can cause major damage to your components.

5. Test controls and safety devices: Improper programming on your thermostats and controls can cause your system to operate inefficiently. Properly functioning safety controls can protect your equipment from costly major failures.

6. Conduct regular inspections: A comprehensive maintenance schedule allows the technician to set baseline operations and observe trends that identify minor issues before they grow to much larger problems.

In conclusion, maintaining your commercial HVAC system through periodic maintenance is crucial to ensuring the comfort and efficiency of your building’s occupants and the longevity of your equipment. By following a comprehensive commercial HVAC maintenance checklist, you can stay on top of your system’s performance and prevent costly repairs and replacements in the future. At MSD, we offer customizable commercial HVAC periodic maintenance plans tailored to your unique needs and budget. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you keep your system in top condition. Don’t forget to mention this blog post for a chance to win a prize!


WPAFB Sensors Lab

Wright-Patt Air Force Base sought contractors to renovate and add onto the Sensors Lab. The HVAC portion of the project was over $13 million.

  • MSD served as the Design Assist Contractor in conjunction with Heapy Engineering for this project. In collaborating with General Contractor, Butt Construction, MSD provided Design Assist solutions for the following:
    • A large, anechoic chamber
    • An outdoor range
    • Multiple, Class-100 clean rooms
    • A three-story office building addition with DCID 6-9 requirements on many of the rooms

WPAFB Chilled Water System

The chilled water system at a high-security building on the Air Force Base was undersized and unable to keep up with demand. The facility could not operate without chilled water due to the amount of information servers in the building, and the general nature of the building itself. The entire upgrade project would need to be completed with minimal shut down time at the building. HVAC portion of this project was over $3 million.

  • MSD worked in collaboration with Diaz Construction to complete the system upgrades on time and on budget with minimal shutdowns or disruption to the facility operations.

LJB, Inc.

LJB, Inc. was renovating their Miamisburg, OH office and wanted to incorporate energy-saving upgrades.

  • MSD provided Design Build services in tandem with Greensleeves Energy Solutions, a specialist in geothermal systems.
  • MSD and Greensleeves installed a new geothermal HVAC system with open and closed loops. In addition, MSD design and installed the plumbing portion of the renovation.