The summer temperatures have settled in and the heat won’t be ending anytime soon. This is the time of year when the most severe problems occur with cooling systems. Some people would call that Murphy’s Law, I called it physics. Parts and components weaken over time. It is these weakness’ that fail.
- Question: When do you suppose these weakened items fail?
- Answer: When they under the most stress.
- Question: When are the under the most stress?
- Answer: When they are working the hardest.
- Question: When does your cooling system work the hardest?
- Answer: When the temperature is the highest.
Summary, your cooling system is mostly likely to fail when you need it the most.
Fortunately, there is a very easy way to prepare for summer, call CMC Corporate Solutions and get on their maintenance calendar. They will create a task list designed to keep you system working no matter how hot it gets.
The biggest reason any piece of equipment fails is because of dirt. Dirt causes excessive wear, plugs up orifices, and reduces range of motion. All of these increase runtime and energy consumption. In addition there are a few issues specific to heating and air conditioning systems.
Systems with low refrigerant levels blow warmer air taking longer to cool the space using more energy and potentially overheating. Extreme cases can seize the system. Failures of this type will be costly and time consuming.
Coils are responsible for moving heat from inside your building to the outside. Dirt and dust on a coil act like insulation keeping the coil from effectively moving heat. Again increasing runtime and energy consumption.
Filters were originally used to protect the equipment from dirt. Today, we expect far more from our air conditioning filters. We expect them to protect the equipment, improve the indoor air quality and even remove unwanted odors.
Conclusion, any flaw in the operation of your system, regardless of the cause, means the system must run longer and harder than it should. That means you will spend more money than needed to heat and/or cool your space.
So, if you are sitting in a hot humid room waiting for a HVAC Tech to show up, it could be just about now that you’re wishing you had planned a maintenance visit for your cooling system.
Don’t wait until your system fails again, call CMC Corporate Solutions and discover how comfortable your office can be.