When there are problems with the air conditioning, your employees – and clients – are sure to let you know. That’s because it’s impossible to ignore rising temperatures and humidity during Pennsylvania’s summer months. To maintain a comfortable environment year-round, you’ll need to keep a close eye on your HVAC system. Fortunately, the commercial air conditioning system experts at Custom Aire have a few suggestions to help you keep track of it all.
Check Air Filters
Your air conditioning is up and running, but the air in your building isn’t as cool as it should be. Even worse, your utility costs are rising. What’s the cause? It could simply be inefficiency due to air filters that need cleaning or replacement. Check air filters regularly to ensure they’re in good condition, and contact a qualified service technician if poor performance persists with a clean filter.
Your thermostat is programmed to help the HVAC unit maintain a consistent temperature. However, due to normal wear and tear and employee misuse, thermostats sometimes need repair or replacement. Keep an eye on your thermostat if temperatures remain too warm (or are inconsistent) no matter how much you lower it to avoid excess cooling costs and stress on your system.
Inside your air conditioning equipment, evaporator and condenser coils play a critical role in cooling air. However dust, dirt and other particles can accumulate on these coils. If left unchecked, this debris can reduce the coils’ efficiency and increase cooling costs. Plus, frost and ice can also build up over time, causing additional issues. Be sure coils are cleaned at least once a year for optimal performance.
Other Preventative Maintenance
In addition to the steps above, you’ll also need to attend to a number of preventative maintenance tasks to keep air conditioning running smoothly. This includes:
- Checking for oil and refrigerant leaks
- Lubricating bearings and other essential components
- Monitoring refrigerant levels
- Blower assembly inspection
- Keeping ductwork clean
- Safety, performance and efficiency checks
- And more…
While these tasks are time-consuming, they’re essential to the well-being of your air conditioning system. In fact, properly maintained commercial HVAC systems deliver an average lifespan that’s up to 30% longer than those that don’t receive regular service.
Preventative Maintenance for Commercial Air Conditioning Systems
No time for maintenance? No problem. Custom Aire offers convenient service agreements that help keep your commercial air conditioning system in peak condition. Our highly trained technicians will perform essential maintenance to ensure your place of business stays comfortable all summer long. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 215-638-1800.