Air Conditioning Experts Blog : Archive for the ‘Commercial HVAC’ Category

How Commercial Properties Benefit from Regular AC and Heating Maintenance

Monday, January 16th, 2017

A commercial property needs a lot of maintenance, and it’s not all something that an on-site handyman can handle. Proper service of an air conditioner or heater, for example, requires the expertise of someone who has the right training and experience. Large commercial-grade heating and AC equipment is particularly tricky to deal with, and only commercial specialists can be trusted to safely and effectively handle an installation or service.

Once you find an experienced contractor for heating and air conditioning service, it’s important to start with your regularly scheduled maintenance appointment. Your property and your finances can benefit in so many ways.

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Commercial AC Maintenance Is Important to Your Business

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

The comfort of those on your commercial property is crucial to the operation of your business. When your building is kept at an uncomfortable temperature, it’s difficult for your employees to concentrate. Tenants may not feel inspired to renew their leases and customers may leave the building if the air conditioner does not function properly. And on the hottest of days, business may even need to come to a stop for a sudden breakdown.

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What’s Involved with Commercial Heating Installation?

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

As an owner or manager of a commercial property, your job is quite demanding, and it can be hard to find the time to take care of some of the necessities that keep your business going. When it comes to installing large appliances, you may not think too much about it, leaving the job up to the first contractor you find who is willing to do the job. But there is a lot that goes into commercial heating installation, so you should take the time to find a quality contractor who will discuss your options with you and help you to choose a system that suits your business’s needs and budget.

Finding a Contractor

Of course, your first step (and the most important) will be finding someone to install the new unit. You should make sure that the contractors you consider offer commercial heating services. If the contractor is inexperienced with commercial installation, it’s time to continue your search. Residential installers are simply too unfamiliar with the complex zoning needs of a business as well as the common installation practices of a packaged heating and AC system. An amateur will also likely be unfamiliar with the standard safety and installation procedures involved and may be a liability to your business.

Choosing the Right System

And you’ll want to make sure you get the right type of unit for your business’s heating needs. This includes choosing whether you want a packaged air conditioner and furnace or even a packaged heat pump with the ability to both heat and cool. A packaged system is installed in one piece and is usually located on the rooftop. This is different from most types of heating and AC units because every piece is located in a single cabinet and connects directly to the ductwork.

Installation

Finally, the technician must install the unit safely and securely, taking into account any particular zoning needs as well. The right technician can do the job quickly, and stay out of the way as much as possible, so that you can get back to business soon.

Call Air Conditioning Experts for commercial heating services in Valrico, from installation to repairs and comprehensive maintenance.

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Finding a Quality Company for Commercial Heating in Brandon

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

If you need commercial heating services in Brandon, you may not be certain where to look. It’s important for a business owner to work with a company they can trust, but it’s also tough to locate a quality company when you’re busy running a business of your own. At Air Conditioning Experts, we think it’s important for you to know the qualities of a solid commercial heating company. Take a look at some of the key features you should keep an eye out for.

  • Commercial Specialists: The most important thing to look for in an HVAC company is that the contractors are commercial HVAC specialists. Commercial specialists simply know the ins and outs of these larger systems better than someone who is only trained on residential heaters. They can be far more complicated and involve a complex zone control system which amateurs will not be familiar with.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: You might also consider finding a company that offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on the work they do. True craftsmanship means taking pride in your work, and a guarantee is a contractor’s way of telling you they plan to get the job done right the first time.
  • Maintenance Program Offered: Finally, look for a company that offers a maintenance program. Annual maintenance is vital to increase the lifespan of your commercial heating, improve efficiency, and keep your unit free of repairs for a while longer. A technician will clean and inspect your heating and air conditioning system twice a year and let you know if anything is in need of repair or replacement. Most maintenance programs also include package deals and discounts as well.

At Air Conditioning Experts, we stand by the work that we do. That’s why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for any job. We also offer 24-hour emergency service, should a heating emergency threaten the operation of your business in the late hours of the night. Finally, you can purchase membership in our maintenance program for a twice annual heating and cooling tune up and valuable discounts on parts and services.

Call our experts today to get maintenance, repairs, and installation for your commercial heating in Brandon.

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Lithia Commercial Air Conditioning Repair FAQ: Is It My Compressor

Monday, October 27th, 2014

The “heart” of an air conditioning system is the compressor. This component is located in the condenser cabinet of the AC, where it works as a kind of pump that operates from a motor. The refrigerant in the air conditioner’s system starts the heat exchange cycle inside the compressor, where the component squeezes the liquid refrigerant until it transforms into a hot, high-pressure gas. This is what will propel the refrigerant through the rest of the system, first releasing its heat to the outdoors, and then traveling to the indoor unit where the cooled refrigerant absorbs heat. It then returns to the compressor to renew the cycle. For most commercial packaged air conditioners, the process takes place inside a single rooftop unit that houses the compressor and the functions of both an indoor and outdoor cabinet.

Without a working compressor, you don’t have a working air conditioning system, only a set of fans blowing room-temperature air around your workspaces. Trouble with the compressor can cause a variety of issues in an AC. If you detect anything that might lead back to the compressor, you must call Air Conditioning Experts for commercial air conditioning technicians. A burnt-out compressor is a major repair that requires replacing the compressor—and sometimes it’s more economical to replace the entire AC. Call for technicians before the compressor trouble can reach this point.

Air Conditioning Experts specializes in commercial air conditioning repair in Lithia, FL and the surrounding areas. We have 24-hour emergency service available so your employees and customers won’t have to sweat it out for long.

The first sign to watch for that you may have compressor issues is if the quality of the cooling in your workspace starts to drop and people complain of hot spots. This could indicate a number of problems in the AC, but the compressor is one of the first components that technicians will look into. Often, the motor that runs the compressor will be experiencing problems and require cleaning, lubricating, or a replacement. The compressor may also have become “tight” or “fixed,” and technicians can usually get it started again and remove the stress that caused the problem in the first place.

Another thing to look out for is “hard starting.” This is when the AC struggles each time it turns on. If you have a rooftop unit, this might be hard to notice because sound is the main warning sign: grinding and stuttering noises. You may, however, hear it coming from the vents. If you notice that the air conditioning system keeps turning off soon starting up, you may also have issues with the compressor and need to call professionals as soon as possible.

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of timely commercial air conditioning repair in Lithia, FL when the compressor is in danger of burning out.

The compressor is a vital part of any AC system, and calling the commercial HVAC team at Air Conditioning Experts will help you protect your investment in comfort.

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3 Common Commercial Air Conditioning Repairs

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Florida weather presents a special situation when it comes to keeping a business cooled down: the air conditioning must remain in peak operating condition throughout the year to handle any rise in heat. Since the AC that keeps your workspace comfortable doesn’t receive an extended “vacation” during the year, you need to keep current with any repairs that it may need.

Air Conditioning Experts offers quality repairs for commercial air conditioning in Tampa, FL and the surrounding areas. Our technicians are available 24 hours a day for emergency services, so you won’t have to worry about staying without your valuable air conditioning for long.

Here are 3 of the more common repairs that commercial ACs may need:

One: Sealing refrigerant leaks and recharging refrigerant

The refrigerant blend (sometimes referred to by the trademarked name Freon) inside an air conditioner is an essential part of the heat exchange process that allow the system to work. Leaks can begin to appear in the refrigerant lines as the air conditioner ages, and this will impair the cooling capacity of the system and could even lead to a full breakdown of the compressor. Repair technicians use special equipment to find refrigerant leaks, and then seal them and restore the lost refrigerant to its proper level.

Two: Fixing blower fans and motors

Commercial spaces require powerful blower fans to distribute the air from the air conditioner throughout the rooms. The fans in a commercial AC undergo a great deal of stress and their motors can burn out or the fan itself sustain damage. Technicians will replace any broken motors and do what is necessary to get the blower fan working properly again.

Three: Thermostat recalibration

Because businesses often require a large network of thermostats to control the temperature, any error with a singly thermostat that makes it read the temperature incorrectly can lead to a faulty AC. The technicians will recalibrate the thermostat so that it accurately gauges the indoor temperature and adjusts the air conditioner accordingly.

To help ensure that your air conditioner will need as few repairs as possible, schedule routine maintenance for the system. The best time for maintenance from an HVAC professional is during the spring before the major heat arrives. However, it is never too late to have it done, and it will not only keep away repairs but also make sure that your air conditioning system doesn’t place extra strain on your utility bills.

You shouldn’t risk business productivity on an air conditioner that gives out suddenly.

Schedule your repairs for commercial air conditioning in Tampa, FL the moment you know you need them. Contact Air Conditioning Experts and let our team handle the job.

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