Commercial Air Conditioning Services in the Central Shenandoah Valley

Comfortable indoor temperatures don’t just matter when you need residential services. When hot weather becomes stifling, businesses may face productivity decreases and customers who don’t want to leave the refreshing cool of their homes. Aire Serv of the Central Shenandoah Valley provides commercial HVAC services to Harrisburg, Woodstock, Elkton, Broadway, Shenandoah, New Market, Mount Jackson, and beyond to keep business temperatures enjoyable. Our commercial air conditioning services cover repairs, replacements, maintenance, and more.

Commercial air conditioning systems function similarly to residential AC; however, they have several unique challenges that make hiring a professional a sound decision. Commercial systems are larger since they are cooling a bigger space. They also tend to be more complex systems, especially when multiple businesses are in one building. Even without these complexities, commercial AC units are more likely to be in hard-to-access places, such as rooftops. If your commercial air conditioning system needs service, turn to the experts at Aire Serv of the Central Shenandoah Valley.

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Main Types of Commercial Air Conditioning Units

Commercial air conditioners are available in a few configurations based on what is best for the unique needs of your property. Commercial property owners may also seek to use an open system like an evaporative cooler. Nearly all the systems listed below can utilize a heat pump as an alternative to a central air conditioner. Aire Serv of the Central Shenandoah Valley offers commercial heat pump installation alongside conventional methods.

Packaged System

Packaged systems are a system that “packages” all the components into a singular unit. They use an air duct system to distribute cooled air and are frequently installed on the outside wall of a commercial building or its rooftop. These systems are beneficial for buildings with limited indoor space and can be a quieter experience for guests and employees.


In contrast to a packaged system, a single-split commercial AC has one part of the unit inside and one part outside. These systems allow for more independent control of different areas across a space and are affordable for many business types.

Ducted Multi-Split

Multi-split systems allow for multiple, usually up to ten, indoor units connected to just one outdoor unit. Each indoor unit has its settings, allowing for independent temperature control, which can be vital for buildings housing a number of individual businesses. These systems are more complex, making repairs, installation, and maintenance more challenging.

Ductless Mini-Split

As the name suggests, ductless mini-split systems do not use any ductwork to distribute air. Like ducted multi-split systems, individual units are placed in separate rooms for “zone cooling,” which can be essential for businesses that need to keep certain rooms cooler or for buildings with many small businesses. Ductless mini-split units are popular for their affordable and easy installation.

VRF or VRV Systems

VRF (variant refrigerant flow) is an acronym interchangeable with VRV (variable refrigerant volume). It refers to a system utilizing multiple indoor units connected to one outdoor unit. Its ability to heat and cool simultaneously sets this system apart. It does this by capturing the heat it pulls from the air during cooling and redistributing it to other parts of the building. VRF systems are the most powerful zone cooling and heating systems available for commercial properties.

Commercial Air Conditioning Repair

Commercial HVAC systems are used at a high volume, and wear and tear can lead to frequent need for repairs. The Aire Serv of the Central Shenandoah Valley team is equipped to diagnose and find a solution for nearly any air conditioner problem and uses their experience with commercial AC systems to handle even the most complex issues. If you notice a lack of cooling, strange noises, leaks, or similar unusual activity, it is time to schedule with our service professionals before you face an AC emergency or find yourself needing a complete replacement.

Common Problems with a Commercial AC Unit

  • Condensation line clogs
  • Dirty filters
  • Leaking refrigerant
  • Compressor breakdowns
  • Poor connection with the thermostat
  • Dirty or cracked ductwork
  • And much more

When you notice signs of an unresponsive commercial air conditioning system headed for a breakdown, don’t hesitate to schedule a repair appointment.

Replacing Your Commercial AC Unit

A commercial air conditioner can last 10-15 years with proper maintenance and standard use. However, due to the need for these systems to provide cooling to a large space, they can have a shorter lifespan than expected and require a replacement unit.

Signs such as unusually high bills, inconsistent cooling, and poor indoor air quality can indicate your system is not running correctly. When repairs become frequent and costly, upgrading to a newer model is often more affordable. Our service professionals can help you evaluate your current commercial conditioning system and walk you through your choices for a new system before installing all parts of the new air conditioner.

Benefits of AC Replacement

  • Better energy efficiency
  • Lower bills and fewer repair costs
  • An increase in the health and comfort of employees and customers
  • A more eco-friendly operation
  • Easier maintenance
  • Less interruption to business operation

Are these benefits looking good? Call today to discuss and schedule your system replacement.

The Importance of Commercial AC Maintenance

The best way to keep the temperatures in commercial buildings comfortable and avoid premature system replacements is to schedule regular commercial air conditioning maintenance. Significant repairs on a commercial AC system are costly, but twice-yearly maintenance can catch a repair while it is still a small and simple fix. During a commercial AC maintenance appointment, our service professionals will inspect your entire system and note any potential problems. We carry many replacement parts in our vans and can make many needed repairs during our visit. We will also ensure the unit and surrounding area are clear and clean for maximum performance, including switching out or cleaning air filters when needed. Working with a commercial HVAC expert ensures everything is noticed during an appointment, even in those hard-to-reach areas.

Why You Should Maintain Your Air Conditioner

A well-maintained commercial air conditioning system can offer:

  • A break in cooling costs
  • Increased efficiency
  • An extended system lifespan
  • Better indoor air quality
  • Fewer repair appointments
  • A cooler, more comfortable environment

Avoid the frustration of an inefficient commercial AC unit by scheduling your bi-yearly maintenance appointment. You can reach us online or by phone.

Why Aire Serv of the Central Shenandoah Valley?

Keeping you comfortable and safe is the priority of every team member at Aire Serv of the Central Shenandoah Valley. Our commercial air conditioning services are designed to make staying cool a second thought, allowing you to focus on the aspects of your business which matter most. Comfort goes beyond just air conditioning, which is why our commercial HVAC service includes heating services, duct cleaning, refrigeration installation and repairs, and more. Our team can also keep your residential property comfortable with similar HVAC services. Working with Aire Serv means you will always enjoy transparent upfront pricing and expert, up-to-date service no matter where you need service.

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