One of the worst things that can happen to any business owner, facility manager, or homeowner is their AC, or their entire system, suffering from a catastrophic failure in the height of summer. It was mentioned earlier in this article, but one of the most important factors in extending your system’s life is to start a preventative maintenance plan. Even if your system is new and you aren’t worried about it, it will fail eventually.
There is no day like today to have a professional technician drop by and inspect your AC. With proper preventative maintenance, your system will last significantly longer, putting off the high cost of a replacement for several years. Also, if you notice something isn’t quite right, like your system isn’t cooling your facility as much as it used to, for example, don’t hesitate to call a professional. The longer you wait, the more chances you give your inefficient system to get worse.
Outside of working with professionals, it is also important to keep the area around your outdoor AC units clear of natural debris. Leaves, sticks, living plants, or whatever else you find can all get inside your system and, at worst, cause damage or, at best, make your system inefficient. And, if your other components aren’t well-maintained (maybe you haven’t changed the air filters in a while), this outside debris can negatively affect the indoor air quality in your building.