With a variety of commercial property types, commercial air conditioning (AC) is a must. It’s well known that in South Florida, you can’t live or work without a functioning AC. These units will need regular preventative maintenance for common commercial air conditioning issues. Taking into consideration the size of the building, and the number of occupants affected by a malfunctioning AC unit; you can’t risk commercial AC unit failure.
Maintaining your commercial AC units comes with a variety of benefits. Firstly, you ensure that the units are energy efficient, but you also reduce your monthly utility costs. Maintenance also aids in extending the lifespan of your commercial air conditioning unit. Tenants will also enjoy better indoor air quality with a well-maintained unit.
Maintaining your commercial AC unit can be easy, especially if you have help from the reliable team at Art Plumbing, AC & Electric. There are a variety of things that professional AC technicians must check. While DIY is never advised, there are a few things you can do to help keep your AC in top shape.
Air filters must be cleaned out or changed regularly. If not, your filters will become clogged and less efficient. While you don’t technically need professional help to change your filters it can be helpful. When changing a filter, a professional AC technician can spot any other potential problems with your unit. Finding potential problems early means you can opt for repair instead of replacement. If it’s too late, you won’t have any other choice but to replace broken or damaged parts.
Sometimes it’s not the main unit itself that has an issue. Sometimes it’s your thermostat, which should also be regularly maintained. If you have an older thermostat model you may want to consider upgrading. You can upgrade to a newer programmable thermostat that has a variety of built-in features. These features mind you, can help make your life easier. To find out if your AC unit is compatible with a newer thermostat, speak to a professional AC technician.
During regular maintenance, your licensed AC technician should check all the electrical wiring. This ensures that there are no exposed wires or other faults that could lead to an electrical fire. Other faults include burned wire or signs of melted insulation. Being aware of faults can lead to faster repair work and no unexpected downtime. At best, commercial property tenants hate to be caught unaware if the AC goes out. At worst, an electrical fire could break out with tenants inside the building.
This is something you can do without an AC technician on site. You need to keep the area surrounding the commercial AC system clear of dirt and debris. Dirt and debris blockages impact the efficiency of your unit due to the decreased airflow. When clearing around the unit, keep in mind to do a gentle clean and avoid using harsh chemicals or power tools; you don’t want to risk damaging the unit while you clean around it.
An important thing you need to remember when it comes to maintenance is to never attempt to DIY anything. While basic cleaning around the unit is perfectly acceptable, don’t try to fix things or conduct wire checks on your own. It’s not only hazardous for your physical health, but it could also cause irreparable damage to the unit.
With top-notch commercial air conditioning services at Art Plumbing, AC & Electric, you can’t go wrong! Our technicians are fully licensed and insured. To experience the same trust, quality, and value our customers have been experiencing since 1983. Give us a call today at 1-800-475-1504!
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