Hello fellow RFMA members,
If you live on the east coast or other areas of the country with a boatload of snow on the ground, it may be hard to believe but Spring is coming. With the warmer weather there are several areas where inspections and actions are required to protect and prolong the life of company assets. Now is the time to begin preparation for warmer weather in these areas:
- HVAC's, spring is the time to have all a/c's professionally serviced. All coils need to be chemically cleaned for optimal performance. Dirty coils will use up to 40% more energy. Refrigeration pressures need to be checked to ensure there was no leakage over the cold months. Amps/volts need to be checked for full operation on the compressors, condenser and evaporator blower motors. All electrical connections need to be checked for tightness. Condensate drain lines need to be clean and free of debris and, lastly, all air filters need to be replaced.
- Roof, pick up all items that, if stepped on, may cause a leak. Clean out all roof drains for proper flow. This should be done monthly. Check all roof penetrations for any gaps and reseal if necessary.
- Parking lots, check for worn, discolored sealer. Reseal if required. Re-stripe the area(s) of the lot that have faded. Ensure ADA compliance if re-striping is necessary. Check for newly developed cracks and/or potholes. Repair as needed.
- Other, check irrigation system for proper operation. Replace broken/worn heads. Adjust controls for correct date/time and start/stop times. Check time clock settings for exterior lights to save money and keep the facility safe. Have landscaping trimmed and mulch installed.
These actions will ensure your facility will save utility dollars, keep your customers and employees comfortable and minimize liabilities.
Dover and out.