Businesses that are located in areas where the summer temperatures can be a may hot benefit from having air conditioning in the workplace. Keeping the air conditioner running right is important and the system will run more efficiently when it is properly serviced and maintained by a commercial air conditioning contractor.
Every year as the whether gets warmer, people turn on the air conditioning in their office or business. But before you turn that unit on for the season, it is a good idea to have it inspected for any signs of trouble. Hiring a professional HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) company to come and check out the unit is important and it should be part of your regular maintenance plan.
Checking the unit before turning it on ensures that problems are found early and hopefully you can head off any high-cost repairs or avoid damage to the unit. The technician will check the unit for belt wear, electrical wiring issues, and make sure no small animals are living inside the housing.
Check the Thermostat
While the technician is on-site doing your inspection, they will check the thermostat to make sure it is working properly as well. A thermostat that stops working is a minor repair, but it can cause the air conditioning system to shut down and stop cooling your business. The technician will check to see if it comes on when it should and that it shuts off when the office hits the right temperature.
If the thermostat does not shut the air conditioner off when it should, the unit will run longer than it should, making the business cold inside and potentially causing the condenser to ice up and AC to shut down. The ice on the condenser will melt over time but it can run into the ductwork and then drip into your work area.
In the meantime, the temperature inside your business can soar and become very uncomfortable.
Schedule Service Early
HVAC companies get very business as the weather starts to get warmer so if you can plan ahead and have the service work completed on your air conditioning unit early in the year, you can beat the rush and not get caught in the heat of summer still waiting to have your air conditioner serviced.
If you have an HVAC company that you work with regularly, give them a call and set up a time to have the system checked and repairs made if they are necessary, then sit back and enjoy the comfort of cool air in your business as soon as the summer heat arrives.