Five Commercial Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips for Spring
Spring is the perfect time to do maintenance on your HVAC system. It’s warm enough to not need heating and cool enough to not need cooling. It’s important not to wait until air conditioning is needed to maintain and make sure your unit is fully functional. Did you know that over 50% of all air conditioner failures are a result of improper or lack of cleaning?
Inspect the condenser
Check the unit for debris such as fallen leaves and other plant materials that may be clogging the coils. The coils may also become damage during the winter by snow and ice during adverse weather. It’s important to make sure you removed all debris, straighten anything that’s bent, and clean them with soap and water.
Check the wiring
Sometimes rodents make a home out of your AC unit in the winter. Check the wires to make sure none are burnt, the connections aren’t loose, and there are no electrical shorts.
Check the refrigerant
The refrigerant levels should not be low. If they are, this could mean that there is a leak. Make sure you don’t just add more refrigerant without checking to see if there are any leaks or other issues.
Wash drain lines, blower fan, and coils
Your lines, fans, and coils can get clogged with all sorts of things, including: mold, dirt, or mineral deposits. You should remove any debris you see to make sure your unit is able to properly and efficiently operate.
Check your filters and determine if they need to be replaced. Filters are usually good for one to three months depending on what material they’re made from.
At AbsolutAire, we have set the industry standard in direct-fired “total air management” systems since 1992. We pride ourselves on many things, but our strong relationships with our customers is that the top of the list. We provide total support and are always looking for ways to improve service, exceed expectations, and build lasting relationships. Call us today if you’re considering a new HVAC system, there’s no better time than spring.