Keeping the climate control systems at a commercial location in top condition is a critical job. From installing them to maintaining them, the task can call for a surprising amount of work over a long period of time. That's why many businesses prefer to establish a relationship with a commercial AC contractor, like those at R A Heating & Air Cond Inc. If you're wondering what the advantages of going with one are, take these three concerns into account.
Depending upon the nature of your location, many seemingly minor components can end up being situated in difficult locations throughout a building. For example, a shopping center may need to have fans and filtration units spaced throughout the building in order to provide air for its visitors. It's recommended that filters for these types of systems be replaced regularly, but you should check how often your brand of filter specifically needs to be replaced. If the filters are way up in the ceilings, you may simply not have the equipment needed to safely access them.
As tempting as it can be to try to save money by handling maintenance tasks yourself, there may be concerns about liability for damage that might be done. It's easy to see, for example, why someone who owns a small restaurant or a convenience store might try to do the maintenance themselves. What happens, though, if you break something during the process? It's better to let someone who's bonded and insured deal with the problem, as they'll take on the liability. Also, if someone unqualified breaks something, it may very well void the warranty on the unit.
There are legal concerns about accessing some systems, too. A commercial AC contractor is also likely to be licensed to access the electrical components in a building. In some cases, particularly when dealing with anything that connects directly to the outside source of power, it can be against the law for an unlicensed person to touch those parts of the systems.
Training and Experience
Every time maintenance work is performed by a commercial AC contractor, that's a chance for a professional to spot small clues that more involved service or repair jobs may need to be performed. You might not know the telltale signs of trouble, such as drops in performance and odors associated with mechanical problems, but a pro will catch them. By scheduling them to come by regularly, they can become familiar with your system, making it easier to identify when something might be amiss.
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