All air conditioning systems need a minimum annual maintenance to maintain proper performance. Regular maintenance on the system will sustain peak performance, economy and reliability when it is needed most. A/C can help create a comfortable working environment, increasing the production levels of employees during hot periods of the year.
Generally speaking, your air conditioner loses 5% of its overall efficiency every year it goes without proper professional maintenance. If the parts get dirty or suffer from general wear and tear the unit may only reach 40% of its potential. To compensate for the lower efficiency levels, users are forced to leave their air conditioning on a higher setting for longer periods of time which leads to an increase in the cost of energy bills.
Much like most pieces of equipment, your air conditioning unit will start to develop small problems over time which, if not identified early, can escalate into larger, more costly issues. Such problems will mean the system will have to work harder to cool the environment, leading to a significant decrease in its efficiency.
If your air conditioning system is operating efficiently and to a high standard, you shouldn’t even notice that it’s there. When serviced correctly, air conditioning units are very reliable, durable pieces of equipment which will remain fully functional for many years to come.
Systems operating at peak efficiency can cut monthly energy costs by up to 25%. Proper maintenance more than doubles the life span of the average heating and cooling system.
If your system has been neglected, fortunately it’s not too late. Users can recover lost efficiency through service and maintenance from a trained professional. With regular maintenance, an air conditioning unit will keep up to 96% of it’s original efficiency.
This condenser was very badly fouled. You can see in the bottom left image that the cooling coil is so dirty virtually no air can pass over it. It was originally installed too close to a wall that prevented proper maintenance of the unit. The system was removed from site, fully disassembled, thoroughly cleaned and serviced before being properly re-installed.
More than just dirty, this cooling coil is home to a forest of bacterial growth! Worryingly, this coil was situated above a butchery area. Happily, it was replaced with a new one.
Don’t let your equipment get like this – get it professionally maintained.