Because HVAC and refrigeration is critical to sustaining occupant wellness and productivity throughout the day, it is often the best and most obvious system to receive proactive maintenance in a given building. “HVAC and refrigeration systems are the heart and lungs of your building.”
It has been another hot summer in Florida. The last thing you want is your HVAC and refrigeration system dying out on you. Unfortunately, If you haven’t performed proactive maintenance recently, you stand a serious risk of it malfunctioning. And while we are always happy to come out and perform emergency maintenance on your unit, you would be much happier to avoid the problem in the first place! Here are just a few of the problems you can avoid by regularly maintaining your heating and cooling system throughout the year.
First and foremost, your air conditioner exists to provide you with comfort. It should provide you with a cool, steady flow of air exactly when you want it and especially when you need it. Far too often, though, we fall into the mindset that HVAC is a luxury, leading us to put off maintenance because the current quality of air is “good enough”. And while, at times, cool air is indeed a luxury, it’s never a benefit of owning a unit. You wouldn’t settle for a car that couldn’t provide transportation, so why would you settle for a cooling system with inadequate performance? An improper refrigerant charge, or the amount of refrigerant in the system, is one of the most common reasons why units fail to perform. While in some cases, too much refrigerant is to blame, the majority of problems are caused by a system having too little. This often occurs when the system has developed a leak. If this is the case, simply adding more refrigerant is not going to resolve the problem. Instead, our qualified HVAC and refrigeration technicians can identify the location of the leak, fix it, test the repair, and then charge the system with the correct amount of refrigerant. Doing so will ensure that your system has what it needs to do its job.
Compressor and fan controls wear out with use. Electrical wires also start to corrode over time. All of this, of course, means that an electrical malfunction is inevitable. This is why electrical connections and contacts need to be checked routinely by a professional. If serious damage has occurred, only a trained technician should handle the repairs.
An HVAC or refrigeration drain line, or condensate line, helps remove condensation produced by a unit’s evaporator coil. Humidity can cause algae and mold to grow inside the drain and clog the system. When this happens, musty odors and water damage inside the building may occur. Cleaning is the condensate pan and drain line is a regular part of maintenance. In fact, the earlier a clog or blockage is treated, the less algae and mold you, your business and—of course—your system has to deal with.
All of this, of course, is why we recommend regular HVAC and refrigeration maintenance. At Choice Mechanical Refrigeration Services, we are proud to offer a professional HVAC and refrigeration maintenance plan. It’s not only a proactive way of maintaining the comfort in your business, but it will also help reduce allergens, dirt, dust and the amount of money it will cost you to repair an over worked system. Contact us at Choice Mechanical Refrigerations to prevent problems, repair your units, or replace your systems altogether.