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What You Need To Know About Your Commercial Air Conditioning

05.16.21

Heating and cooling are a vital part of any workplace. It's imperative to have it warm in the winter, and cool in the winter, though many people don't think too much about it when it's working correctly. A comfortable workplace temperature is something most people take for granted, and most people certainly don't give much thought to the mechanics behind their comfort. There's no reason for you to understand all of the inner workings of your commercial air conditioning unit, but here are a few important items that you should know.

Your Commercial Air Conditioner Has Limits

The reprieve from the summer heat you feel from your A/C isn't magic- it's a complicated system with many moving parts. These parts all work remarkably well under optimal conditions. But less than optimal conditions will lead you to less than optimal outcomes. If you're having any issues with your air conditioner, check if any of these factors could be the culprit.

  • Capacity: Is your A/C unit the right size for your space? Even the most state-of-the-art unit won't be able to perform if the space it's cooling is too large.
  • Insulation: The amount of insulation your building has plays a large role in how your building retains the cold air. If you have inadequate insulation, your A/C unit has to work harder to cool the space. Depending on how poor the insulation is, your air conditioning unit may not be able to keep up.
  • Climate: It goes without saying that your climate plays a factor in your heating and cooling. If you live in a year-round hot, humid climate, it's no surprise that your air conditioner will work a lot harder than if you live in a climate with more moderate temperatures.
  • Ventilation: Improper ventilation is a common culprit for lackluster A/C performance. Vents can become blocked by debris and cause major problems. Sometimes ventilation isn't even set up properly in the first place. Both issues can lead to malfunction and overheating.

Proper Maintenance Prolongs The Life Of Your A/C Unit

Just as changing the oil on your vehicle helps it run more efficiently and last longer, proper maintenance of your air conditioner prolongs its life as well. As mentioned earlier, your A/C is a complicated system with many moving parts; many parts that can fail. By having regular maintenance, your HVAC technician finds any of these parts that may have failed and fixes it, before it becomes a larger issue. Quality Refrigeration's thorough 30 point preventative maintenance checklist ensures your equipment stays in tip-top condition. If you sign up for a maintenance agreement, you won't even have to schedule the appointment! Our staff takes care of that, so there's one thing you can check off your to-do list. Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you!

Commercial Air Conditioners Don't Last Forever

Even with the most diligent preventative maintenance, at some point your air conditioning unit will need to be replaced. If the time has come to replace your A/C, the knowledgeable staff at Quality Refrigeration can help you determine which option is best for your workplace and budget.

Don't Delay Comfort!

There's no need to suffer in a hot workplace during the summer! Call today to schedule an appointment! Whether you want to schedule service, learn more about preventative maintenance agreements, or discuss replacement options, we are your one-stop-shop for all your HVAC needs!