Maintaining a comfortable environment for your employees and visitors is an important part of running a successful business. However, when your air conditioning unit breaks down, it can sometimes be very costly to get your system back up and running again. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your maintenance costs and save on those repair bills.
Install a Lock Box on Your Thermostat
Business owners can reduce air conditioning repair costs by installing a lock box over the thermostat controls. It’s important that you keep your system running within a certain temperature for it to work properly. However, when the temperatures goes up outside, many employees have a habit of turning the AC within your establishment down and that causes the unit to overwork, which leads to many problems.
Turning the thermostat down too low will cause the condenser and the evaporator coils to freeze up, which prevents the unit from producing cool air. Instead, the air coming from the vents will feel warm. In this case, you’ll need to turn off the unit until the coils thaw out. It could also cause the coils to burst costing a great deal of money for repairs.
Overworking your unit can also cause the fan motor to overheat, eventually locking up the motor, which means you will have to replace it to get the system running again. While most employees don’t realize the impact that turning your thermostat down has on the unit, you are still the one that has to make the repairs and simply installing a lock box over your thermostat can make a huge difference.
Take Preventive Measures
Having a professional technician perform preventive measures throughout the year will greatly reduce your air conditioning repair bill. The technician will use special cleaners to remove buildup and residue from the coils to keep them clean. They will also check the belts to make sure they are tight and in good shape and they’ll make sure the condensation line is draining properly. They can even tell you how often to change your filters to ensure maximum air flow.
A professional technician will have a hand held device that checks the temperature of the air coming from the vents. Sometimes, pieces of the duct system can come loose and fall off, it can crack or split in places and debris or other foreign objects can clog the ducts. This device will help the technician determine if something is wrong with the ductwork, so they can check it out. It will also tell if condensation is coming out of the vents, which means that the ducts do not have proper insulation.
Taking these steps now will go a long way in helping to reduce your company’s air conditioning repair bills. A simple lock box over your controls can possibly save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars on unnecessary repairs bills and taking preventive measures will keep your system running smoothly and find potential problems before they become big issues.
40 Degrees Air & Refrigeration offers maintenance and AC repair service in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale area. Our trained professionals can help to keep your air conditioning unit in good shape and we can take care of any repairs you need. We offer 24/7 emergency service and we also sell and install new systems. Give us a call today to see how we can help serve you.