Too Much Summer Downtime? Check Your Heater!
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Too Much Summer Downtime? Check Your Heater!

Here are some basic guidelines for summer Modine HVAC care

Even machines need a little TLC sometimes, especially Modine HVAC systems that have worked hard for you all winter.

If you are a contractor, architect or customer, here is a basic checklist for ensuring your HVAC systems are properly maintained while offline for summer.

This is just a partial list; check out the full list and details of our manufacturer maintenance suggestions in the Milwaukee Business Journal or download the checklist from our website here. This maintenance should only be performed by trained HVAC professionals.

  • Filters: Check filters for restrictions or plugs. Replace with proper filters. This should be done in spring and fall.
  • Belts: Check belts to ensure they are not out of adjustment, stretched, or cracked. Replace with new belts as needed.
  • Electrical connections: Verify that all electrical connections are tight. Look for loose connections at terminations. Always use the proper torque specifications.
  • Electrical components: Examine electrical components to make sure they are free of wear and tear. Warning signs include discoloration at wire terminations and pitted or frayed contacts.
  • Coils: Clean coils. Look for buildup of dirt or debris and any frosting or freezing on coils.
  • Drain pans: Check to ensure that drain pans are clean and flow freely. Problems may exist if you notice poor drainage, water staining beneath equipment or debris in drain pain.

These simple steps can keep your Modine HVAC units and associated equipment operating at peak efficiency and safety when cold weather rolls around again.