As a business owner, you probably know why it’s important to keep your facility at a comfortable temperature. Hot indoor temperatures during the summer is a sure-fire way to send customers and clients in the opposite direction. So, what are some of the signs that you need commercial AC repair services?
Air Isn’t Cold
Convention wisdom should lead you to believe that something is wrong with your AC unit if it’s not blowing cold air. After all, that’s the primary purpose of an AC unit. If the unit is low on refrigerant, has dirty coils, a dirty air filter, or is experiencing other problems (e.g. restricted air circulation), however, it may fail to blow cold air.
Have you discovered water pooling up around your AC unit? It’s completely normal for an AC unit to produce moisture in the form of condensation. However, condensation is normally pumped and drained outside. When it fails to perform this operation, water collects around the base of the unit, increasing the risk of mold, mildew, and rot.
Grinding or Squeaking Sounds
While AC units produce some noise, they should not make grinding or squeaking sounds — this is a sign of some other underlying problem.
In addition to strange sounds, strange odors may also indicate a problem with your AC unit. If you smell a musky odor originating from the unit, it could indicate condensation and mold whereas a burnt odor could indicate faulty electrical wiring.
Thermostat Not Turning On
The thermostat plays a key role in an AC unit, offering a control panel through which business owners and homeowners can specify their preferred indoor temperature. If the thermostat doesn’t turn on, or if it fails to register your input, you should contact a professional HVAC technician to diagnose and fix the problem.
These are just a few tell-tale signs that you need commercial AC repair services. Whether you’re experiencing any of these problems or not, it’s a good idea to have your business’s AC unit inspected on a regular basis. For more information about Texas Air Tech’s industry-leading AC repair and maintenance services contact us today.