MaintenX International Helps Businesses Beat the Heat with Summer Facility Maintenance Tips

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Hear from company experts on how to prepare your facility for a rise in temperature this summer.

In Florida, a company’s facility systems are put to the test during extremely hot summer months. MaintenX International wants to ensure local businesses, and their facilities, are prepared when the temperature begins to rise. If a critical system, such as the air conditioning unit or a plumbing pipe goes down, employees, customers and profits can all be impacted.

“Summer can be brutal for your buildings and facilities,” said Bill Schaphorst, VP of Business Development at MaintenX. “Every business owner and facility manager should make sure their indoor systems and outdoor grounds are properly managed to prepare for summer’s hazardous heat. This proactive maintenance will help keep your business running and safeguard against costly expenditures.”

Below are the company’s top tips for summer facility maintenance:

1. Keep it Consistent
Many people believe you should keep your air conditioning running only during business hours to save energy and money. But this is not the case. It’s more efficient to keep your thermostat set at a consistent temperature all the time. Turning your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit off at night forces your system to go into overdrive the next morning, especially during hot and humid summer months. Feel free to raise the temperature a few degrees when you’re closing up shop, but don’t turn your air conditioning off completely.

2. Preventative Maintenance
Proper preventative maintenance can be a lifesaver as it begins to heat up. Regular maintenance ensures your systems are working at peak performance, since inefficient systems can drain a company’s energy usage. This maintenance includes changing air filters, checking for plumbing leaks and monitoring refrigerant intake. These steps will help prevent summer breakdowns.

3. Drop Your Water Heater Temperature
Standard factory settings for most water heaters are 140 degrees Fahrenheit. By dropping your water heater’s temperature to 120 degrees, you can offset the increase of water usage that accompanies a rise in temperature during the summer. This will keep your system running efficiently, and help you save a little on your utility bill.

4. Refrigeration Maintenance
Make sure to inspect and clean your condenser and evaporator coils on your refrigeration units. Dirty coils can keep your system from working efficiently, making it more susceptible to major failures. It’s also important to check the gaskets on refrigerator doors to ensure they are sealed properly. These tasks will be sure to lead to summertime savings and reduce the need for replacements later down the road.

5. Rain Water Reclamation
Think about keeping your grass (and your wallet) greener by installing a rain water reclamation system. This summer solution will allow you to gather rain water and reuse it to maintain your landscaping during the extremely hot summer. This is an environmentally-friendly way to ensure you are using water efficiently.

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MaintenX International is a fully licensed, facilities repair company. As one of the largest national self-performing facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S., MaintenX has created a wide network of knowledgeable and professional technicians throughout the country. With their team of well-trained technicians, MaintenX self-performs and manages facility maintenance for their clients. In the event there is not a MaintenX technician in an area, the company has established a network of preferred vendor partners throughout the country for continued superior service for their clients. For over 30 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.

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