As the weather starts to warm up, it's time to start thinking about getting your air conditioning system ready for the summer months. Taking some simple steps now can help you avoid costly repairs and ensure that your air conditioning system is running efficiently when you need it most.
Alternatively, failing to take the appropriate steps could end with your system losing efficiency or breaking all together, right when you need it most. This can have a massive impact on employees, customers and your business.
Here are some tips for preparing your air conditioning system for summer.
The first step in preparing your air conditioning system for summer is to schedule a maintenance check-up with a qualified HVAC technician.
A maintenance check-up should include cleaning and inspecting the system's evaporator and condenser coils, checking the refrigerant levels, and testing the system's electrical components. This will help identify any issues that need to be addressed before the summer heat arrives.
Replacing your air filter is one of the easiest and most important things you can do to keep your air conditioning system running efficiently.
A dirty air filter can restrict airflow, causing your system to work harder and use more energy. In addition, a dirty air filter can cause your system to produce lower air quality, which can be harmful to your employees health.
The outdoor unit of your premises’ air conditioning system can become dirty and clogged with leaves, dirt, and other debris. This can reduce airflow and cause your system to work harder to cool your building. To clean the outdoor unit, turn off the power to the system and use a hose to gently wash away any debris. Be careful not to bend or damage the fins on the unit, as this can also reduce airflow.
Your thermostat plays a crucial role in controlling the temperature of your premises. Before summer arrives, test your thermostat to make sure it is working properly. If you have an older thermostat, consider upgrading to a programmable model, which can help you save money on your energy bills by automatically adjusting the temperature at different times of day, or automatically ensuring it is off during the night.
To keep your premises cool and comfortable during the summer months, it's important to make sure that cool air isn't escaping through cracks and gaps in your windows and doors. Check the weatherstripping around your doors and windows and replace any that is damaged or worn. You can also seal any gaps or cracks with caulking or weatherstripping.
If your air conditioning system is more than 10 years old, it may be time to consider upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient model. Newer systems use less energy to cool your workspaces, which can save you money on your energy bills over time. In addition, newer systems often come with features like programmable thermostats and advanced air filtration systems, which can improve your buildings’ comfort and air quality.
phs Compliance are the UK’s leading supplier of air conditioning maintenance services.
With highly trained operatives all around the country, we are able to deliver your pre-planned maintenance services for all types of Air Conditioning systems, working to manufacturer guidelines, SFG20 and BESA standards, as well as Fluorinated Gas Legislation, part L of building regulations and Energy Performance of Building Directive TM44 obligations.
All of our Engineers have a minimum of City and Guilds 2079 Category 1 qualification, with City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Air Conditioning Apprenticeship, meaning we have experienced, skilled individuals with over 40 years’ experience in the Industry combined.
In conclusion, preparing your air conditioning system for summer doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. By scheduling a maintenance check-up, changing your air filter, cleaning the outdoor unit, checking your thermostat, sealing your building, installing a smart thermostat, and considering upgrading your system, you can help ensure that your air conditioning system is running efficiently and effectively when you need it most. With these simple steps, you can enjoy a cool and comfortable home all summer long.
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