Does aircon maintenance increase efficiency?
While it won’t increase it over the performance promised under warranty, it can extend the top performance period or return it to form as issues are addressed. Notably, deteriorating equipment and systems operating without all of their essentials in top order can struggle to maintain temperatures. The result is a system that continues to run while not quite cooling to your standard. This drives up energy bills without making workers more comfortable.
Can we do any of the maintenance ourselves?
At a very high level, you may be able to change an air filter or spray down outside units. Aside from this, maintenance should be handled by a licensed and insured professional. And since most regular maintenance plans will include filters and debris removal, you’re likely better off leaving that to the pros, too.
Our building is too hot. Is our aircon undersized?
That’s certainly a possibility but less so if you had it installed by a licensed and certified professional. It’s more likely that there’s something affecting the system performance and output instead. Regular maintenance can help with this to keep your system in working order. Of course, if you are dealing with warmer temps in the warmest of months, a service call to get things fixed up is a great starting point.
Does regular maintenance add to the life of an air con system?
Upkeep will definitely help extend how much use you can get out of your existing system. Most commercial air con units will last up to 15 years. With regular commercial air conditioning maintenance, many systems will last for 20 or more years. You’ll also be informed if signs of excessive wear are showing, and a professional can help guide you through a replacement strategy before you’re in an emergency situation.
Ductwork has no moving parts. Why does it have to be checked?
What a technician will look for in this case are cracks or leaks in the network of ducting that carries the cooled air throughout your building. If the cool air is escaping along the way, you’ll run into system inefficiency and overheated employees. Another consideration is build up. As dust, mold, pollen, and allergens move through the system and accumulate, they can sicken or aggravate employee and customer health. If a technician notices problems with your air quality, they’ll address any leaks or cracks and then make a recommendation for duct cleaning to fix the issue.