Preventive Maintenance: HVAC / Evaporative Cooler & Ventilation
Let Mr. Freeze Properly Maintain your Evaporative Cooler / Swamp Cooler
Why is the maintenance of your swamp cooler, aka evaporative cooler, so Important?
A swamp cooler may have gotten it's name because, if not maintained, the interior sump will resemble a swamp as time goes by. As the kitchen exhaust (kitchen hood) and makeup air (swamp cooler) are such an essential part of the kitchen, it needs to be maintained.
The role of a swamp cooler in your kitchen exhaust system is to bring in cool, fresh air to replace the hot air drawn out by your exhaust fan, and help prevent discharge of your kitchen hood's fire suppression system due to overheating. If the amount of cool air entering the kitchen isn't equal to the volume of hot air exiting the exhaust system, you'll end up with a vacuum effect in your kitchen. This can cause reduced air flow, increased temperatures, and sometimes slamming doors. At a minimum, this can be very uncomfortable for employees. In the worst of cases, you’ll have high temperatures, poor effluent removal, and smoke in the kitchen.
By investing in regular preventive maintenance, you'll keep your swamp cooler working at prime efficiency - improving the comfort and safety of your kitchen. The industry recommends having your swamp cooler serviced by a professional technician at least once every six months.
Typical Maintenance Check List
The key parts of a swamp cooler are the pump, pump motor, pads, float valve, fan, and fan motor. When these parts work together properly, you get the cool air your kitchen needs. When these parts begin to wear out, the efficiency of the unit begins to suffer. When you call Mr. Freeze for swamp cooler service in San Jose and Santa Clara County, we'll make sure all of the moving parts in your machine are properly adjusted and in good operating condition. If we notice any issues - like a loose or worn fan belt - we'll be happy to make the repair using only high-quality replacement parts.
When you call Mr. Freeze for swamp cooler service, we'll inspect the unit’s vital parts and notify you of any recommended replacements. We'll then drain, clean, and reseal the unit.
Let Mr. Freeze’s Properly Maintain your Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust System
As you know kitchen exhaust fan maintenance is CRITICAL! In addition to service, repair, and replacement, we also provide preventative maintenance that is vitally important to ensuring the efficiency and proper operation of your exhaust fan, and critical to extending its life. Exhaust system maintenance is one of the most important services your operation can take advantage of because it helps to maintain a safe working environment for your employees, and a pleasant dining environment for your customers.
Proper maintenance of your kitchen exhaust fan will help avoid possible hassles in dealing with health inspectors and fire marshalls, help eliminate odors, and improve your building's indoor air quality.
Mr. Freeze’s HVAC Preventative Maintenance Program
The heating and cooling team at Mr Freeze ensures complete customer satisfaction by combining years of hands-on experience with all HVAC products. We take your business seriously. To ensure your complete satisfaction, we offer a wide range of services to meet any heating and cooling needs you might have, while also adhering to our tradition of fair pricing.
Common Maintenance for A/C Units:
- Check unit’s general operation and replace filter and belts
- Check the cooling system in the summer, and check the heating element in winter
- Check Thermostat setting, and program if needed
- Wash condenser once a year at the beginning of the summer
- Inspect and clean drains if necessary
A well-maintained HVAC unit will run more efficiently, extending the life of the system. Research shows that a dirty or improperly maintained unit needs to work 20% harder to produce the same amount of cooling or heating as a well-maintained machine. The unit will consume less energy when it is running, resulting in less stress on it's components. Less wear and tear means maintenance is simplified during the spring and fall months. Maintenance will be much quicker if preventive steps are taken to keep a system running in tip-top shape.
Life of the System
The better you maintain your HVAC unit, the longer that unit will function optimally. With proper HVAC maintenance, you can expect a unit to last 10-15 years or more. Considering the cost to install a new HVAC unit, it makes sense to keep that unit running efficiently for as long as possible.
A properly maintained HVAC unit will not only keep your establishment warm or cool, but it will prevent air quality problems from cropping up. Clean filters and coils mean better breathing for your staff and customers. An unmaintained HVAC unit can be a breeding ground for dirt, mold and bacteria - all of which can cause or worsen respiratory problems for anyone in the building.
Lower Utility Bills
Saving money is one of the main reasons you should maintain your HVAC systems. An HVAC unit that operates efficiently means less money spent on electricity, heating and cooling costs. Proper HVAC maintenance also minimizes the need for major emergency repairs, and increases the time span when an entire system replacements would be necessary.
Call us today to schedule a FREE Estimate on an HVAC / Evaporative Cooler & Ventilation Preventive Maintenance Plan that is right for your business.