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Signs Your Commercial AC Unit Needs To Be Replaced

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There are many different problems that can impact the performance of your air conditioning system. Regardless of the age or type of air conditioning system that you own, there are several issues that are commonly encountered by these systems. 

An Air Conditioning System That Is Tripping The Building's Breakers

The air conditioning system is the most energy-intensive appliance for many commercial buildings. Not surprisingly, this will put a lot of strain on the electrical system. If the air conditioner starts to malfunction in a way that causes it to demand more energy than normal, it could potentially trigger the breakers to trip. This could be highly disruptive to your business as it could shut down most of the equipment that your enterprise requires to operate. While resetting the breakers may be enough to restore the power supply to the unit, this is a problem that can cause considerable damage to the air conditioning unit or the electrical system.

Air Conditioning Units That Fail To Reliably Activate When The Temperature Exceeds The Set Range

When the temperature in your building starts to rise above the level that you have set, the air conditioning unit should activate to begin cooling the interior. If there is a problem with the unit that prevents it from reliably activating, the interior temperature of the structure may be very difficult to regulate. Often, this issue can be traced to a faulty temperature sensor or a poor connection between the thermostat and the unit. A professional HVAC technician will be capable of assessing the system to determine the cause of this particular issue. In some cases, this can be due to years of wear and tear that may lead to installing a new AC unit being the most efficient option for the business.

Internal Pest Damage To The Air Conditioner

Pests can be another source of substantial damage to an air conditioning unit. When pests build nests inside the air conditioner, they can obstruct the flow of air through it, and they can also jam moving components. Depending on the type of pests that have targetted the unit and the damage that they have caused, repairs may not always be viable. Having a pest control service treat the unit and the area around the unit can significantly reduce the chance of these problems developing. This is especially important for businesses in densely populated areas because rats, ants, and other pests can be especially prevalent in these areas.

Contact a local HVAC service, such as Environmental Air Systems Inc, to learn more.