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Common Commercial Air Conditioning Problems

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Summer is here, and staying cool at the office is just as important as in your own home. Commercial air conditioning systems are much larger and more powerful than their residential counterparts. However, they do have some similarities in the kinds of problems that they can develop. The last thing you want is for your commercial system to fail on you in the middle of a hot summer day. So, if you notice any of the following signs, call us right away.

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3 Signs That You Need to Replace Your Commercial Air Conditioner

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Commercial air conditioning systems are built to last, even with the high demands placed on them on a daily basis. Despite their sturdiness, though, they all need to be replaced sooner or later. It’s important to recognize when your commercial air conditioner is failing, so that you can get it replaced before it fails completely. With that in mind, have a look at three of the most common signs that your commercial air conditioner needs replacing.

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How to Tell That You Need Commercial Air Conditioning Repair

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Fall is here, and with it the cooler temperatures of the season, which offers you a great opportunity to do needed repair work on your commercial air conditioning in Lake Jackson, TX. It is not unusual to need repair at the end of a busy cooling season, and it is always best to attend to repairs as soon as possible. Sometimes it isn’t easy to spot developing problems, so our Switzerland Air technicians have put together a list of some common signs that it may be time to repair your commercial AC:

  • Low air flow – low air flow can be caused by obstructions in the ductwork or fan problems. No matter the cause, reduced air flow in your system can cause stress to your air conditioner, which is not good for the system.
  • Blowing warm air – warm air blowing from your commercial AC is usually indicative of a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant leaks tend to get worse with time, and need to be repaired by a professional certified to work with refrigerant.
  • Strange noises – are you hearing banging, clunking or any other sound coming from your AC that isn’t normal? You should never ignore a strange sound, and once you hear something, should always call a trained professional to inspect it.
  • Odors – strange odors coming from your system can be the result of a few things, including mold or mildew growth.
  • Poor performance – does your AC seem sluggish? Are your energy bills rising, yet you haven’t changed how you run your system? Poor performance can be an indication that something in the system isn’t working properly and as such, is causing your system to use more power than it should be.

Having a comfortable business space is important to your customers, your employees and you. If you are seeing the signs that your commercial air conditioning in Lake Jackson, TX may be in need of repair, call the people you can trust: Switzerland Air.

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Why Commercial Specialists Are Necessary for Commercial Air Conditioning Repair

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Your commercial air conditioning system may cool your commercial property just like any other home air conditioner, but that doesn’t mean that just any technician can repair your system when something goes wrong. You have clients, customers, tenants, or employees in your building that rely on you to provide a comfortable environment. But if you trust the job to just any AC specialist, you may not get the repairs you need to get your system back in full working order.

If you need commercial air conditioning repair in Angleton, TX, don’t leave the job up to a home air conditioning service provider. Instead, here are some reasons you should only trust a commercial specialist to repair your system.

Commercial Air Conditioning Systems Are Configured Differently

Home air conditioning systems are usually split systems made up of two parts, the outside condenser unit and the indoor evaporator unit. But most commercial properties use packaged air conditioning, systems in which all of the components of the indoor unit and outdoor unit are combined into one cabinet, which is placed outside and often installed on the rooftop. If your technician is at all unfamiliar with these complex packaged units, repairs may be done incorrectly.

Furthermore, commercial systems usually have at least three times the cooling capacity of residential systems. A technician who is unfamiliar with a system this size may not be able to choose the appropriate parts for replacement or know the level of refrigerant needed to cool the space.

Commercial Properties Have Different Needs than Residential Properties

Commercial systems also take advantage of zone control so that the people in different offices, rooms, or homes can set the temperature to their liking with separate thermostats. The zone control system is installed as a set of dampers in a complex layout of ducts that some technicians may be unfamiliar with. Also, commercial systems are modular, meaning the cooling capacity can change to accommodate the changing needs of commercial properties without replacing the entire system, another feature with which some technicians may be inexperienced.

It’s always best to leave a big job to a professional. For commercial HVAC services in Angleton, TX, call the specialists at Switzerland Air today!

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