Keeping Commercial AC Systems Working Properly

A good deal of your company’s energy costs are taken up by your air conditioning (AC) so it’s in your company’s best interest to make certain that your commercial ac systems is running as efficiently as possible since an efficiently running HVAC unit will use less energy.  How do you move that from theory to reality? Take a look:

Make certain that your commercial AC systems is set at the right temperature.  Setting it around 78 degrees F. should keep everyone comfortable but at the same time save on energy costs.  In fact, it could save about 10% on your energy costs.

Use a programmable thermostat. It can help save your company a good deal of money.  There is no reason to keep your space as cool when your employees are not present and a programmable thermostat will take care of this for you.

It is also important to maintain you’re AC unit’s filters.  By replacing your unit’s filters when they are dirty, you will increase your unit’s efficiency by 5 to 15 percent.  Simply follow the manufacturer’s instructions on when they should be replaced.  This will also help increase the life of your AC system.

You should also keep your AC unit clean since dirt and debris will reduce the air flow and make your system work harder then it should.  To do this simply turn the unit off, remove any debris in its condenser fins, vacuum the fins by using the soft brush attachment, remove the grill from the top of your unit and carefully vacuum that area and then take a damp cloth and wipe down the fan blades.  Also make certain that all vents in your building are kept clear so the air flow is not interfered with.

Bring in a professional to perform regular maintenance on the AC unit at least once a year or whenever there is a problem.  This will keep your AC system in good working order, and its well worth the investment.

To learn more about what you can do now, contact R&R Refrigeration today!