Solving Common Problems With Commercial AC Units

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The quality of your AC unit is essential because it will determine how hot or cold your business will be. This will influence how comfortable your customers are and the willingness they will have for shopping with you. A quality AC unit will also use less energy, which will help lower your operating costs. To maintain the best AC unit, you will need to perform certain key maintenance tasks to keep your AC unit in good repair.

The Importance Of Regular Maintenance

Your commercial AC unit will need to be serviced once a year to help extend the life of your unit. There are some units that can run for years without any problems, which can deceive business owners into believing that they do not need to maintain them. However, when they finally do fail, it will be much more expensive to repair them than it would have been to perform preventative maintenance.

Repairing Your AC Condenser

Sometimes, the AC unit condenser is damaged. For instance, your condenser might have received a few dents from a hail storm. The aluminum fins that cover the coil become dented. If the fins become bent, this will disrupt the air flow around the copper coil. When the coil is blocked, this prevents enough air from being brought in from the fan. This leads to an insufficient cooling time and a shorter compressor lifespan. Fortunately, with the right tool, the fins can be combed back into the proper position.

Caring For Your AC Coils

The evaporator coils of your commercial air conditioning unit can become dirty very easily. If dirt and debris accumulate on the evaporator coils, this can lead to the AC unit overheating and this can cause it to operate less efficiently. The components that need to be kept clean include the coil fins and the condensation drain.

Correcting Your Interior Distribution System

There might be problems with your AC unit's interior distribution system. This is one of the harder problems to resolve because you may need to have your AC system redesigned. You might have an AC unit that is too large, for instance. To resolve this problem, you will need to hire an AC engineer. It may be necessary to purchase an entirely new AC system. However, if you are working with the same commercial AC repair technician, he or she will be able to guide you in determining when it is time to purchase a new unit.

For more information about commercial air conditioning, contact a company like Associated Mechanical Contractors, Inc.