A commercial air conditioning unit sees heavy use during the day as it is shared among various rooms in a building. Unfortunately, it may not get much attention when it comes to regular tune-ups and maintenance. The truth is, as an owner or occupant of the commercial property, you may not have much time on your hands to physically inspect the HVAC system at all times. Unfortunately, this is necessary if you want the unit to work efficiently and improve indoor air quality. However, you can minimise your involvement in the maintenance process by automating tasks in the following ways.
Outsource AC tune-up services
Regular tune-ups allow you to identify problems with your AC unit and address them before they cause extensive damage to the entire system. What's more, you can notice inefficiencies in the system and rectify them to promote optimal performance and reduce energy costs. One of the best ways to achieve this is by contracting a professional for regular tune-ups. Work out a long-term contract with a reputable and reliable company. They will handle all maintenance and repair issues related to the entire HVAC system. This way, you don't have to worry about forgetting the annual maintenance schedule for your unit.
A commercial AC unit serves an extensive area; therefore, when there is a problem, it may be hard for you to pinpoint the source. You can ease this task by using sensors to alert you when there is an issue with your system. There are humidity sensors, temperature sensors, and current sensors among others. Humidity sensors monitor humidity levels in the air and sound an alert when it is high. Pressure sensors measure pressurised air in the unit, and they can also be used to detect leaks in the system. These devices can significantly reduce time and resources waste on inspection.
Keep track of purchases and repairs
If you have purchased a new system or replaced components in your AC unit, it is critical to keep track of them. This can help you to anticipate the next time you may be in need of repairs. Also, if a component has a lifespan of 5 years, you will be in a position to monitor its performance as it ages to ensure that it does not affect the performance of the entire AC system. Make a spreadsheet that outlines purchases and repairs associated with the whole HVAC unit for maximum accuracy.
Follow these tips to simplify the maintenance process for your commercial HVAC unit. You can contact a contractor for regular tune-ups and repairs.