Why You Shouldn't Put off Your Annual AC Inspection

The Temperatures Are Rising: How To Protect Your Commercial AC This Year

When summer arrives, it's crucial that you keep your commercial AC working properly. After all, your customers, and your employees, are depending on you. Even if your AC is relatively new, it can still experience problems, especially when those summer temperatures start to soar. That's why it's so important that you pay attention to your AC throughout the summer. If you're not sure how to protect your AC, here are some simple tips that will help you out.

Don't Make Your AC Work too Hard

When the temperatures outside start to soar, it's often tempting to crank the thermostat up a notch — or two. Unfortunately, cranking the thermostat up as high as it will go won't necessarily cool your office down. In fact, it could have the opposite effect. If the outside temperatures are up into the triple digits, and you've got your thermostat turned down to the low 70s, you're asking your AC to cool your office down by at least 30 degrees. That's a significant drop, and one that could spell disaster for your AC. Instead of cranking your thermostat all the way down, take it down just a few degrees at a time. That way, your office will cool down, and you'll have a chance for your body to adjust to the temperature change.

Create a Buffer-Zone for Your AC

If you haven't created a buffer-zone around your AC yet, you need to do that as soon as possible. Your commercial AC needs plenty of access to fresh air if it's going to keep your office cool this summer. Unfortunately, it can't get the fresh air if it's got boxes and supplies stored around it. To make sure that your AC is able to pull its weight this summer, make sure that buffer-zone stays open at all times.

Pay Close Attention to Your Filters

When it comes to caring for your commercial AC, it's easy to forget about the little things, like the filters. However, it's the little things that can cause the biggest problems, especially when they're overlooked. Like your residential AC, your commercial AC should get a new filter at least once every three months. If your business operates in a dusty environment, you'll be better off changing your filter once a month, instead of the once every three months.

Don't let the heat make your office downright uncomfortable this summer. Use the tips described here to keep your commercial AC up and running. For more information, contact local professionals like those found at Robison  Air.

About Me

Why You Shouldn't Put off Your Annual AC Inspection

I almost always have my air conditioner inspected every spring before I start using it in the summer. However, last year I decided to skip the inspection. Everything had been OK for the last couple of years, so I assumed that it would be fine this year as well. Why not save a few dollars and skip the annual check up, just this once? Of course, this was the year that my air conditioner decided to break down. It ran for a few days, but it never really seemed to get cool enough to bring the indoor temperature down. Then it started making a loud noise, right before shutting off completely. By that time, the AC repair company was swamped like it always is when the weather is warm, and I had to wait days for an appointment. Next year, I will definitely be getting that yearly inspection first.

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