With all the responsibilities a facility manager has, problems with the air conditioning unit causes unnecessary stress. Many problems that occur can be avoided by taking some simple maintenance precautions. Don’t find yourself overwhelmed with an air conditioning system that isn’t working properly. NY NJ A/C Connection is here with some tips to ensure your A/C unit is problem free!
HVAC Preventative Maintenance Checklist
Taking time to carry out routine maintenance on your air conditioning unit will always pay off. So many issues with an A/C system can be avoided by scheduling routine maintenance. By properly maintaining your system, it ensures it will work more effectively and reliably in the future. If there are problems or tune ups that repeatedly need to be done to the unit, make a schedule based on those common repairs. Winter months can be a great time to do routine tune ups on your system to make sure it is in good running order before summer hits.
Change Air Filters
As the weather starts to warm up and the air conditioning system is getting turned on, check the filters and make sure they don’t need replacing. When you have a scheduled maintenance with an A/C technician the filters will be replaced, but because a filter is made to collect dust and other allergens in the air, the quality of the outdoor air must be taken into consideration. The air quality outdoors can directly affect the condition of your filters, and they may need to be replaced between scheduled maintenance appointments.
Outdoor A/C Unit Maintenance
Since most air conditioning units are found outside of the building, they are subjected to the elements and need to be properly cleaned and maintained. Small animals, leaves and other debris may be the cause of costly repairs. Make sure the area around your unit is clean and there isn’t any debris that will interfere with the unit running smoothly. Cleaning the condensing coils on a regular basis also helps to prevent costly repairs to your unit. Using a pressure washer to clean the dirt off the coils of your unit can increase the efficiency of your system. This may especially be a problem if your system is located where there is poor air quality.
Properly Working Thermostat
Make sure your thermostat is in good running order. If it isn’t properly working, your system is most likely using more energy than is necessary. Having this checked is rather inexpensive, and can end up saving you quite a bit of money in the long run. Installing a thermostat that can be programmed to keep the building warmer at night when there are no employees present, and cooler during the day during business hours, is a great way to conserve energy as well.
Replacing an Old Air Conditioner
If you are finding yourself making numerous and costly repairs, it may be time to consider replacing the existing system with a new one. It can be more cost effective to replace an old system with a more energy efficient system. If you can’t replace the entire unit, there may be modifications that can be made to make your older system more efficient.
Residential & Commercial Air Conditioning & Heating Services in Manhattan, New York
As summer arrives, don’t find yourself bombarded with air conditioning problems. NY NJ A/C Connection can help repair and maintain your air conditioning unit, keeping your building cool and comfortable throughout the warm summer months. Contact us for all your HVAC needs!