With temperatures on the mild side the last couple of months—relatively speaking, anyway—you might not have given much thought to how much we’re going to need our air conditioners in the coming months. And if you run a business or own a commercial property in the Katy area or one of our surrounding communities, it’s even more important you give it some thought. Below are 2 important tips on how to care for your commercial cooling system.
Tip #1: Schedule Commercial AC Maintenance on a Regular Basis
Have you scheduled routine commercial AC maintenance yet? This is one of the best ways to care for your commercial cooling system, helping you avoid major repair issues, saving energy, and improving equipment life. If you think this is an important service for your residential air conditioner, it’s even more so for commercial spaces, no matter what size they are or function they serve.
Efficient air conditioning not only manages the comfort of employees, customers, clients, tenants, and guests, but is vital to protecting sensitive equipment from overheating, too. In a residential space, you need only worry about the comfort of a few, while you have a much larger responsibility in a commercial space.
Taking Care of Business
We understand, since we run a business too, that you are busy, and you have plenty to deal with day in and day out. Scheduling a service for your commercial AC system that you don’t necessary need right now probably doesn’t seem like a big priority in the grand scheme of things, but we urge you to reconsider. Maintenance isn’t about solving problems, but rather preventing them in the first place.
Commercial AC maintenance sessions usually take about 1-2 hours for each unit. If you have a packaged or rooftop unit, you won’t even need to worry about us being in your way or causing any type of business disruption while we tend to your commercial HVAC system. During your maintenance session, our technicians will thoroughly clean and adjust the inside of your system, and comprehensively inspect it for any pending or potential future problems. This inspection includes:
- Making sure the air filters aren’t too dirty and clogged.
- Lubricating all moving parts to ensure they’re functioning as they should.
- Performing a safety check to protect your commercial space and everyone in it.
- Tightening electrical connections and checking on the refrigerant levels.
- Conducting a thorough check on rooftop units.
If our technicians come across an area of your commercial AC system setup that needs repair to fend off a worsening problem or decline in performance, they will let you know ASAP so you can arrange for necessary repairs at a date and time that’s convenient for you.
Tip #2: Manage Repairs Promptly
Let’s say we notice a problem like a drop in your commercial cooling system’s refrigerant level. Refrigerant is something that shouldn’t ever have to be refilled. If this level has dropped, it means you have a leak. This leak will slowly but surely cause a decline in the performance of your system, and you’ll wind up paying more for less performance.
A commercial AC system can’t adequately do its job with a refrigerant leak, and eventually this will put a lot of strain on the system, which can cause it to break down much earlier than it would have otherwise.