It Won't Be Winter Forever: How To Get Your Commercial AC Ready For Spring


Spring will be here before you know it. Once it arrives, you'll need to have your commercial air conditioner up and ready for action. You never know when the first heat wave is going to arrive. The last thing you want is to leave your employees and your customers sweltering in the head because the AC isn't working properly. Here are four steps you need to take to make sure that your commercial air conditioner is ready when spring arrives.

Clean the External Condenser

Your air conditioner unit has been sitting out in the elements all winter long. Even if you've had it covered, dirt and debris could have still collected on the condenser. To make sure that your air conditioner is operational when the warm weather arrives, you'll need to clean the external components. First, clean the condenser coils to remove any dirt that's accumulated during the winter. Next, wash the fan blades to ensure that they're able to move freely. Finally, clean the condensation tube to remove any mold or algae that's been growing.

Get the System Charged

If you want to make sure that you get plenty of cool air in your commercial building, you'll need to have your system charged. Refrigerant levels can run low quite quickly, especially when the air conditioner is used non-stop. The best way to avoid a loss of cool air is to have the refrigerant charged before the temperatures start to warm up.

Have the Thermostat Calibrated

If you haven't had your thermostat calibrated in a while, or you've never had the service performed, you'll need to take care of that before spring arrives. Your thermostat can't control the temperature effectively if it hasn't been calibrated. For maximum efficiency, it's a good idea to have your thermostat calibrated at least once a year, preferably when you're starting it up after a long winter.

Inspect the Wiring for Signs of Damage

Now that you're getting your commercial air conditioner ready for spring, you'll need to inspect the wiring. You never know what type of damage has occurred while it was sitting dormant during the winter. This is particularly true if you have a problem with pests. Mice, squirrels and even raccoons can do extensive damage to the wiring, especially if they've built their winter nests in your air conditioner. Before you start your air conditioner this spring, make sure the wiring hasn't been damaged during the winter.

Don't take chances with your commercial air conditioner. Use the helpful tips provided here to get your air conditioner ready for warm weather. Be sure to contact your HVAC technician to schedule a spring maintenance appointment. For more information, reach out to companies like Day's Appliance Repair Heating & Air Conditioning Co.

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In a few, short months, my spouse and I will begin the construction process to build a much needed addition onto our small home. The addition will include a den and a master suite. But because our home will be much larger after the building process is complete, we will need to update our HVAC system. After speaking with our knowledgeable HVAC contractor, we’ve decided to purchase a second heating and air conditioning unit for our home. This additional unit will be considerably smaller than our current one. It will only heat and cool the new addition to our house. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best options for heating and cooling a home after building an addition onto it.

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