3 Common Commercial AC Repairs


An AC unit is a complex piece of equipment, and sometimes multiple things need to be done at once in order to have your AC up and running successfully. When you have a few repairs that need to be completed on your AC, it is important that you have a professional technician who has experience with these types of issues come in and diagnose the issue correctly so you can get back to cooling. Below are three common commercial AC repairs:

1. Leaking Refrigerant Lines (Leaks)

There are a number of reasons that a technician can come to the conclusion that you have a leak in your AC system, but it is usually because your unit is not cooling or producing minimal cold air. The way most technicians find out if there is a leaking refrigerant line is by going around the entire system and listening for the sound of escaping gas. Small leaks will be heard as hissing sounds which can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint exactly where they are coming from. Even when only one line has a small leak, all of the other lines should also be checked because there could be more pressure building up inside them.

2. Faulty Fan Motor

Your AC unit will eventually have to be repaired due to its fan motor failing. A bad fan motor can't turn the compressor, which means the unit won't produce cold air anymore. If you suspect you might have a bad fan motor, it would be best for you to contact an experienced technician who knows exactly what the symptoms are of a bad fan motor by having them come in and do a diagnostic on your AC system. It is possible that only one part of your unit is not turning, which can sometimes point to just being dirty instead of broken, so you want to make sure that they are able to properly diagnose whether or not something needs replacing or just cleaning.

3. Thermostat Malfunctioning

In order for your AC unit to turn on, it needs a signal from the thermostat which tells the compressor to start. Occasionally a malfunctioning thermostat can cause low coolant pressures, which leads to weak cooling and eventually a complete lack of cold air being produced by your system. you'll notice that, even at full fan speeds, your unit just doesn't seem as cold as it used to be when you first purchased it. In this case, it would be best for you to have a technician come in, perform a diagnostic, and do the necessary repairs.

If your business is having trouble with any of these issues or others not mentioned here, don't hesitate to get in touch with an HVAC repair company. They will help you get your business back up and running as soon as possible.


27 January 2022

Cool off Your AC Bill

Every summer, I agonized over energy bills that would shoot into the stratosphere as a result of my efforts to keep cool in the heat. Every time I turned the temperature down, my bills increased. This summer, I decided to take some of the control over my energy bill back. I installed reflective film on my windows that reduced the amount of light and heat coming into the house. I started serving more cold meals or asking my husband to barbecue outside, so that my air conditioner didn't have to compete with the hot stove, and I started doing laundry at night to reduce appliance heat in the house at peak times. I also had ceiling fans installed. So far, the difference in my bill has been tremendous. This blog is a way for me to explore other ways to reduce energy drain during the summer months.