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AC Troubleshooting: Refrigerant Leak

AC troubleshooting: refrigerant leak

If you’ve got an older air conditioning system (and you’re reading this article!) chances are you’re familiar with what happens when you’ve got a refrigerant leak.

You begin to notice that your AC is not cooling very well, even though the fans are blowing and the air flow seems fine. Over time, days or even weeks, the problem gradually gets worse, even though the system is running more than usual. Finally, you put your hand up to the register and you feel warm air blowing out. That’s a classic sign of a refrigerant leak. Not again!

Read on to learn about what causes a refrigerant leak to happen, how to get it fixed right, and options for making sure it doesn’t happen again.

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Commercial Air Conditioning, Commercial HVAC, Preventive Maintenance Agreements

What Is the Ideal Office Temperature?

ideal office temperature

In space, the “Goldilocks zone” is the area around a sun where the temperature is habitable to life. In the office, differing temperature preferences can feel as far apart as the sun and moon. Today we’re helping you bridge the gap by finding the ideal office temperature to satisfy all your employees. Don’t be deaf to your employees’ complaints, because a comfortable employee is a productive employee.

Here are some strategies you can use to make your office not too cold, not too hot, but just right.

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Commercial HVAC, Preventive Maintenance Agreements

Poor Air Flow From Your AC? Check for Duct Problems

poor air flow from duct problems

Especially in a commercial space where windows don’t open, it’s essential to have properly functioning ventilation. One of the most common sources of HVAC air flow issues is air duct problems.

Stuffy, stagnant air is difficult to put up with. When air conditioning problems lead to insufficient air flow in your workplace, you’ll notice people taking every opportunity to get out of there. Going outside for a break, taking long lunches… maybe you’ve done it yourself. If so, it’s time to get to the root of the problem before lagging productivity begins to impact your bottom line.

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Commercial HVAC, Commercial Installations, Preventive Maintenance Agreements

7 Commercial HVAC Maintenance Tips for Multi-Location Businesses

Commercial HVAC maintenance for multiple locations

What value does your commercial HVAC maintenance vendor bring to your business?

Getting commercial HVAC maintenance services for a multiple-location business is different than sourcing those same services for a single location. Especially when you’re managing upwards of 20 or 30 locations, you need more than a vendor who’s technically competent and shows up on time for appointments.

To get the most value from your commercial HVAC maintenance vendor, you need a company that acts as your business partner: saving you time and money and helping you to make better decisions.

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Commercial Air Conditioning, Commercial HVAC, Preventive Maintenance Agreements, Residential HVAC

AC Leaking Water? What to Do Next

AC leaking water

When you find a puddle of water on the floor of your mechanical room, it’s a scary sight and a source of anxiety. Your AC is leaking water. Now what?

First of all, take a breath and relax. There are a number of possible causes for an AC leaking water, and many of them are not difficult or expensive to fix.

However, it’s important to act quickly, because your AC leaking water can cause expensive damage to your walls, ceilings, floors and furnishings. Also, an air conditioner water leak might be a problem that can lead to compressor failure. When that happens, you might find yourself having to replace your unit.

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Commercial HVAC, Preventive Maintenance Agreements

IAQ Alert: Is Your HVAC System Contaminated?

When you think about the potential dangers that could threaten your building and its occupants, your HVAC system may not immediately come to mind. Many companies are prepared for natural disasters and terrorist threats, which, although potentially devastating, are statistically unlikely to happen. Yet companies fail to consider the much more likely threat of indoor air quality (IAQ) problems such as an accidental chemical or biological contamination spread through the building’s HVAC system.

With some advance planning and regular maintenance of your HVAC system, you can prevent many IAQ threats entirely and avoid the worst outcome from accidents.Read more 

Commercial HVAC, Preventive Maintenance Agreements

Sick Building? Try Air Conditioner Preventive Maintenance

Air conditioner preventative maintenance

Are you beginning to suspect that you have a sick building on your hands?

When mysterious illnesses begin to occur in your office, at first it might seem like a coincidence. For a while you might assume that stress is making everyone sick. But as the reported cases increase, and people notice that their symptoms disappear after they go home, the term “Sick Building Syndrome” starts to be whispered throughout your workplace.

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Preventive Maintenance Agreements

Get Ahead of the 90 Degree Day with HVAC Preventative Maintenance

HVAC preventative maintenance gets you ready for the 90 degree day

The first hot day of the season could happen any time now! Is your building’s air conditioning system ready for the challenge? Getting your equipment tuned up and ready for the upcoming season is imperative not only for a smooth and comfortable transition, but also for the efficiency and reliability of your system.

If your system was shut down due to Covid for much of 2020, HVAC preventative maintenance even more important this year.

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