In this beautiful spring weather, it’s easy to ignore the fact that your air conditioning system may need service from a professional. A pre-season tune-up is necessary to ensure optimum performance of your air conditioning system when it is needed most.
What is an AC Tune-Up?
Spring is one of the busiest times for certified HVAC technicians. It is at this time that commercial space owners require pre-season tune-ups. AC experts are hired to evaluate and correct any underlying air conditioner problems. Expect your AC technician to arrive with an AC Tune-Up checklist and conduct a physical inspection of all your AC units.
Why You Need an Air Conditioner Tune-Up?
There are several reasons why you need a tune-up including:
- Professional advice about the lifespan of your system
- Longer life for the Commercial AC unit
- Improved efficiency
- Lower Energy Bills
- Up to 95% less unexpected repairs
- Better indoor air quality
- Comfort for your employees and customers during the hot summer months
- Help in planning AC upgrades
- Up-to-date information about new AC options that are more energy-efficient and have better air quality
Telltale Signs that You Need an AC Tune-UP
Many people try to put off getting an AC tune-up to limit expenses. However, without immediate attention, serious AC damages may arise and cost more expenses for your business. Here are some signs you need to contact an AC tune-up specialist right now:
- Poor airflow via the ducts that could mean clogs in the filter or blockage in coils and ducts
- Low Refrigerant Levels that can cause poor cooling
- Ice on coils or freezing coils caused by low refrigerant levels and dirty coils
- Strange noise from your AC unit may mean a loose or broken part that can cause a great deal of damage to your unit
- Thermostat issues could cause continuous operation of the unit
- An unexplained spike in your energy bills
The 20-Point AC Tune-Up Inspection Checklist
To prevent or detect AC problems like these, it is important to schedule routine maintenance and tune-up of your AC units. It is important that you hire a qualified, licensed, and insured AC expert to conduct an inspection of all your commercial air conditioning systems. Here is what you can expect from a diagnostic service:
- Thermostat Operation Checked
- Overall Operating Efficiency Calculated
- Airflow Checked and Measured
- All Ducts Inspected
- System Disconnect Box Checked
- Safety Fuses Checked and Tested
- Main Contact Switch Inspected
- Start Kit, Relays, and Transformer Checked
- Test Run for Capacitors
- Compressor Operation Checked
- Oil and Test of the Condenser Motor
- Evaporator Coil Inspected
- Condensation Drain Checked
- Plenum Inspected
- Insulation Tubes and Panels Checked
- Safety Controls Tested
At Commercial HVAC Toronto, we focus on the key areas and common problems for AC maintenance and tune-up. This includes your thermostat settings, connection, and actual input/output relationship. This is important for the proper reading, signaling, and delivering within the system for maximum efficiency. It is normal for our AC specialists to look deep into the efficiency of your system comparing how your system works to how it should work based on standards of the brand and unit. We also ensure that your unit is working in a safe condition to avoid overheating and overrunning. Our AC technicians may also perform basing cleaning of coils and fan blades to avoid dust build-up that can lessen the performance of your system.
Get in touch with Commercial HVAC Toronto for efficient and optimal performing commercial air conditioning systems.