Air conditioning repair is something most building owners don’t think about until we’re in the middle of a heat wave and their office, store, or commercial facility is suddenly 120 degrees. Air conditioning systems are one of those things you know is not working almost immediately.
You need air conditioning repair service if:
- Your air ducts have leaks, punctures, or tear
- Your HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning) system is overworked because it’s the wrong size for your building
- Your HVAC system is too old or inefficient
- The system insulation has deteriorated and no longer works
With rising energy costs, proper insulation and well-maintained HVAC systems are becoming increasingly important. And, yes, insulation is not just to keep your building warm – it also acts to trap cool air in and keep hot air out in the summertime.
Unfortunately, many commercial building owners don’t know a lot about heating and cooling. When HVAC systems are out of sight, they’re also out of mind, and that means maintenance can be delayed or ignored altogether. The result of this kind of neglect can be time-consuming and costly air conditioning repair service, even for relatively young systems.
One of the simplest things you can do yourself to avoid having to call for air conditioning repair service is replace your system’s air filter – it’s used for both heating and air conditioning. The primary responsibility of the air filter is to remove particles and germs from indoor air to keep building air clean, but it also protects the heating and air conditioning system from harmful buildup.
All the air in the building must pass through the air filter before moving on to heating and air conditioning. Every time the heating and air conditioning runs a cycle, air moves through the air filter, which catches particles such as:
- Fine dirt and debris
- Dust and dust mites
- insects and pollen
When the air filter is full it becomes clogged, allowing less air through it to the heating and air conditioning system. The system then runs longer, harder, and less efficiently, reducing indoor air quality while increasing utility costs. A dirty air filter also means that the internal parts of the heating and air conditioning system are left vulnerable to harmful buildup.
If your HVAC system hasn’t been checked in a while, or if you know it’s not running as it should, give us a call at Young’s Cooling and Leasing. Our trained, licensed air conditioning repair specialists can help you properly maintain your system and, if needed, we can provide competitive air conditioning repair.