Minimize Your Commercial AC Repair Costs
A comfortable workplace is a happy workplace. The health of your office’s AC unit is crucial to keeping both your employees and customers comfortable. A well-maintained commercial AC is one of your business’ keys to success!
One question we hear often is, “Why is commercial AC so expensive?” Unlike your home’s AC unit, commercial AC units must be capable of keeping up with higher cooling demands. Commercial buildings are much larger than homes. Therefore, more square footage requires larger, more robust AC units to keep the space adequately cool.
Properly maintaining your AC unit will minimize maintenance and repair costs over time and will save you a ton of headaches.
Proactive Maintenance Reduces Commercial AC Repair Needs
Like any appliance, your commercial HVAC system experiences normal wear and tear. Over time, this wear can build up and call for expensive repairs as parts become damaged, worn, loose, or excessively dirty. However, setting up proactive maintenance services will save you money and keep your air conditioner running smoothly and efficiently all year. We recommend that you schedule services as the seasons change: once in the fall and once in the spring.
With regular maintenance, small problems can be quickly fixed before they turn into serious concerns. Sometimes, even small issues with your unit can lead to total system failures. So, addressing issues as soon as they arise and actively caring for your unit with proactive maintenance can save your business from costly repairs. The benefits of routine maintenance include:
- Increased unit longevity
- Improved unit performance
- Reduced heating and cooling costs
- Healthier indoor air quality
- Minimized risk of needing emergency repairs
- Greener environmental footprint from reduced energy consumption
Establishing a consistent routine of commercial air conditioning maintenance can keep your business from experiencing issues associated with declining HVAC performance.
How Long Do Commercial AC Units Last?
There are a ton of factors that come into play when considering how long commercial AC units last. However, when they’re properly maintained, they can last anywhere from 15-20 years on average. The following variables affect the lifespan of a commercial AC unit.
- Proper installation
The quality of a commercial AC system is often determined by the manufacturer. Therefore, like any product, certain manufacturers produce higher-quality units that last longer.
Additional factors like climate determine the day-to-day workload of a commercial unit. For example, owning a commercial building in Florida is much different from owning one in the Midwest. Our climate in Florida requires commercial AC units to run for more days out of the year and increases cooling demands.
Again, regular maintenance will significantly impact the lifespan of a unit and substantially increase or decrease the need for commercial AC repair. Ensure that your system is on a routine maintenance schedule!
We can’t stress the importance of proper installation enough. Improperly installed AC units substantially affect the efficacy and lifespan of commercial AC systems. Improperly sized units or poorly designed layouts for a particular cooling space make a huge impact on the life of a system. Units that are too small or large for a space will put unnecessary demands on the system and fail to adequately cool the space.
Don’t Stress About Your Commercial AC Repair
When the AC goes out at the office, it can be difficult to continue working productively. Employees and customers are both sure to feel the discomfort, which can cause less work to be completed and fewer sales to be closed. That’s why it is crucial to have fast and effective commercial AC repair services whenever your business needs them.
Our team at Comfort Temp strives to meet all emergency needs quickly for your peace of mind through our 24-hour emergency service. If you need commercial AC repair, call our team anytime at (352) 376-2366.
Signs That Your HVAC Unit Needs Repair
Neglecting your HVAC needs can lead to total system failure. At Comfort Temp, our priority is to provide total comfort for our customers. This means caring for your HVAC system goes beyond simply keeping it running. We strive to make sure that your heating and cooling systems are performing optimally to keep your utility costs low and your workplace completely comfortable all year. If you notice any of the following signs, your HVAC unit is likely in need of repair:
- An unexplained increase in your utility bill
- Difficulty getting your workplace to the desired temperature or maintaining that temperature
- Dust build-up or stale, stagnant air
- Trouble regulating the overall building temperature with different temperatures among the rooms
- Any leaks or excessive noise coming from your unit
If your business has a unit that is 10 years or older, it may need repair services. Like any machine, HVAC units become worn after many years of use, causing their performance to progressively decline. These units may be able to be repaired back to their former glory, but can often require a unit upgrade for you to fully reap the benefits of properly functioning heating and cooling systems.
A general rule of thumb for determining whether to repair or upgrade your unit is called the $5,000 Rule. If you multiply the age of your unit by the estimated cost of repair and find that the total is more than $5,000, it may be a better investment to replace your unit rather than repair it. If the amount is less than $5,000, repairing your unit is likely the best choice.
However, if an upgrade isn’t an investment that your business is looking to make, our team of technicians can revamp your older unit in the meantime.
What Should You Consider If Your System Is Beyond Repair?
Depending on the age of your unit, you may determine that now is a better time to replace it rather than try to repair it. Should this be the case, our experts can help you with some consideration.
Choose an Energy Efficient Commercial AC System
Sustainably keeping your workplace cool and comfortable means opting for an energy-efficient commercial AC system.
Modern units are designed to not only provide excellent cooling but also to save you money over their lifetime while being environmentally friendly.
Investing in an energy-efficient unit provides:
- Cost savings: they use less electricity so they reduce your consumption.
- Reduced Carbon footprint: Most energy comes from non-renewable resources.
- Improved comfort: New units come with advanced features including precise temperature and humidity control.
Consult with Comfort Temp to explore new energy-efficient AC options that are the best fit for your business!
Choosing the Right Commercial HVAC System
There are many different types of systems in the commercial space. Depending on the needs of your building, there are:
- Roof-top units
- Split systems
- Packaged units
Our HVAC professionals will help you choose the right system for your building.
Give us a call at (855) 512-6658 if you have specific questions about the best type of AC unit for your property.
Commercial AC Repair and Maintenance With Comfort Temp
Here at Comfort Temp, we know that running a successful business requires a healthy workplace. Our team of HVAC professionals is available 24/7 in Gainesville and Jacksonville through our emergency service to solve any issues with your HVAC system quickly.
With the expertise and experience that comes with decades of problem-solving and servicing commercial HVAC units, our team is sure to get the job done right the first time.