Many clients phone us in a panic because there is a problem with their air conditioning system. There is nothing worse than when your equipment fails especially during the summer months when you need it the most! When this happens, it can be a costly – not just from a financial point of view, but also from an employee productivity perspective too!
Air Conditioning was traditionally used for cooling the ambient air in the summertime, but these days they are designed to heat as well. They are known as heat pumps.
If you are using your air conditioning heat pump in this way, then the chances are they will be working for longer throughout the year, and it is important that they are kept functioning at their optimal level.
Regular Servicing saves you money in the long term. Here, we explain why….
An inefficient system must work harder for longer to keep the ambient air at the level that you set it to. This means that it is using more electricity to run, the components are at risk of breaking and eventually the entire unit ceases to function. In fact, an inefficient air conditioning heat pump loses much of its efficacy if left un-serviced. For Health and Safety reasons, a clean, serviceable, safe and efficient air conditioning heat pump is important for welfare, comfort and a contented workplace and workforce, which in turn, equates to increased productivity.
Ideally, your air conditioning heat pump should be serviced on an annual basis. You should also consider having your systems serviced more often if they have been used more than usual, particularly in very hot or very cold weather. Attention should be paid to the conditions in which they are functioning. For example, if they are working in a dusty environment or if the size of the system is insufficient to cope with the amount of space it must function in.
If your equipment is not working properly then it is costing you money unnecessarily.
- Faulty equipment is less energy efficient, uses more power and costs more to operate
- Neglecting maintenance today can lead to larger replacement bills tomorrow
- Failure to provide proof of equipment maintenance can lead to invalidation of an insurance claim
Signs of an inefficient air conditioning heat pump are
- They have become noisier than usual
- They have started dripping water from the evaporator, pipes or the unit itself
- Your electricity bill has dramatically increased for no other apparent reason
- The ambient air does not seem as cool or warm as it used to, even though the settings remain the same. This could be an indication of a potential problem.
- There is a build-up of dust on the internal filters resulting in contaminated atmospheric air. This can be problematic, particularly for those with chest conditions.
All these issues can be quickly identified by a professional and experienced air conditioning engineer. By regular servicing of your equipment, the chances are that potential issues would have been identified well before they become a costly problem.
Some offices have maintenance teams that ‘manage’ the office space but in some scenarios, this does not mean that they are qualified or experienced enough to identify potential problems. Many management companies will only know there is a problem when the air conditioning heat pump system ceases to function completely.
Our best advice is to engage with a professional air conditioning company that is knowledgeable, experienced and qualified to service your equipment to keep it functioning at its very best.
At TK Refrigeration we have a team of qualified, experienced service and maintenance engineers and offer a range of maintenance packages to suit you and your business. If you have a business, then we can tailor make a service package specifically for Pubs, Clubs, Restaurants, Hotels, Funeral Parlours, Shops, Schools and Colleges and Fitness Centres – in fact, anywhere where your air conditioning heat pump simply must work at its best!
For more information on our maintenance packages, take a look at our website here, or give us a call on 01452 739 483 – we will be happy to help!