If you have an industrial-sized air conditioner in your commercial building, you will need to make sure you keep up with regular cleaning and maintenance. This is essential to having an air conditioning unit that continues to operate properly without needing extensive repairs or a replacement.
Keep the Unit Clean
The first thing you need to do when maintaining your industrial air conditioner is make sure you keep it clean. Try to routinely clean the unit inside and outside to avoid having issues like dirt and debris buildup. If it has been a while since you have cleaned the coils and fins of the air conditioner and your energy bill has gone up or it isn't cooling your office as it should, it is a sign that you need to tend to it. The condenser coils can be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner by using the brush attachment. This will be soft enough to use on the coils without damaging them. When cleaning the fins, just be careful not to bend them. When cleaning the air conditioner, also clean or replace the filter to remove excess debris.
Have Preventative Maintenance Performed
It is also recommended that you have a professional HVAC technician come in periodically to perform preventative maintenance. By getting this maintenance before experiencing issues, you might be able to prevent more expensive repairs. Preventative maintenance often includes lubricating the metal parts, cleaning out the unit, and checking the condition of the drain lines and drain pain. The technician might also adjust belts, replace parts, and calibrate the system so that it works properly. The will also check that the thermostat is working.
Operate the Air Conditioner With Care
When using the industrial air conditioner, you don't want to use it unless absolute necessary. Try to set the thermostat to the highest temperature you can stand in the office or commercial space. This reduces how much the air conditioner needs to be used and helps to reduce stress to the system. You don't need to be uncomfortable, but you likely have it set to have the office cooler than it really needs to be. Also make sure it is programmed to only go on during business hours. You can turn off the thermostat when leaving in the evening or over the weekend. You might also want to have ceiling fans in the commercial space to circulate the cool air, further helping you increase the temperature of the thermostat.
For more tips on caring for industrial air conditioners, contact a local HVAC company.