Commercial AC Maintenance in Dallas, TX

All Dallas business owners know how important air conditioning systems are for keeping you, your employees, and your clientele comfortable, and they also know that HVAC systems require large costs to effectively operate in commercial properties. You shouldn't go without a commercial air conditioner in Dallas, especially if you want your employees and customers to feel happy and welcomed, but you also can't afford to have an inefficient system that's draining more money than necessary from your budget.

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As a locally owned and operated full-service HVAC company, Aire Serv of Dallas is prepared to meet the cooling needs of commercial properties in Dallas and surrounding communities. Not just because your needs are identical to ours, but because we have years of experience assisting business owners with reliable AC solutions in commercial properties across a wide range of industries.

AC maintenance is among the most important air conditioning services that local business owners can take advantage of in Dallas. That's because all commercial air conditioning suffers from wear that builds over years of keeping you cool during Dallas' hot, humid summers. Without routine inspections and maintenance, that wear will build into serious malfunctions that require professional AC repairs to fix. Regular maintenance from our expert HVAC service professionals at Aire Serv of Dallas will protect you from future repair costs and other unfortunate consequences of poorly maintained AC.

How Do You Know If Your Commercial AC Needs Maintenance?

Faulty commercial air conditioning is most noticeable during Dallas' hot summers, just when you need it most. That's because underlying issues remain dormant until high-use periods put extra pressure on your system. As soon as that happens, you'll start to notice many unpleasant situations developing while AC units are running—and your clientele will notice too. Many of the signals that your system is failing will decrease customer satisfaction and severely impact your bottom line. Luckily, you can avoid every common problem by including comprehensive AC service in your annual maintenance schedule.

You can avoid problems such as:

  • Uncomfortable, unsatisfied customers
  • Disruptive, loud noises
  • Inefficient, uneven cooling
  • Poor humidity control
  • Higher operating costs
  • Safety hazards

If these situations occur when your system is running, they are signs that you may need commercial AC service. It's easy to let minor issues grow until they're major problems, but any level of dissatisfaction with your current cooling solution is a good reason to contact an experienced HVAC professional for their opinion and advice.

Low Efficiency

Every prudent business owner knows how important efficiency is for any kind of commercial business operations. In the case of HVAC systems, inefficiency often makes itself known in multiple ways. The most obvious is how commercial properties stop benefiting from consistent temperature control. This uneven cooling distribution affects you and your customers directly by making your commercial building or workspace more uncomfortable to be in.

Operating costs are an even more important factor to consider for Dallas' business owners. Higher energy costs are often caused by cooling systems with sluggish performance. That doesn't mean you need AC installation for a better system with a superior energy efficiency ratio—although, that wouldn't hurt. You can often lower your AC's annual running costs simply by scheduling a maintenance appointment to evaluate your system and perform small repairs that will put you back at peak performance.

If you've noticed either of these issues associated with poor cooling performance, that's even more reason to consider when you last received routine maintenance service for your business' air conditioning system.

What is Commercial AC Maintenance?

Our routine commercial air conditioning services are designed to extend the life of your current system and protect you from future air conditioning repairs with inspections and standard tasks that will restore your system to higher efficiency operation and reduce the impact of daily extended use. These standard solutions will address every sign of trouble and give you peace of mind.

System Inspections & Maintenance

Any quality service should include a full evaluation of all essential parts in your cooling system — including, filters, fins, coils, condensers, condensate drains, and seals. After this initial full inspection, we complete several basic maintenance procedures that all improve operations and prevent further issues.

Basic maintenance includes:

  • Cleaning coils
  • Inspecting & lubricating motors
  • Checking fan belts for wear
  • Straightening & cleaning fins
  • Clearing drainage & drain pans
  • Checking refrigerant levels
  • Testing for refrigerant leaks & making any necessary repairs
  • Checking for duct leaks in central air conditioning systems
  • Measuring airflow through your evaporator
  • Calibrating your thermostat

This wide range of comprehensive AC maintenance services ensures that you and your business are fully protected from future AC repair needs. Commercial AC already has high operating costs, so everything that you can do to prevent costly repairs and other money drains in the future will provide lasting benefits for you and your business. In addition to these monetary benefits, preventive AC maintenance has several other benefits for you, your employees, and your customers.

Benefits for Dallas Business Owners

  • Reduced operating costs
  • Fewer repairs
  • Lengthen system lifespan
  • Improved customer experiences & comfort
  • Increased humidity control
  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • Early problem identification
  • Prevention & protection against future HVAC issues
  • Improved indoor air quality

Can You Complete Your Own Commercial AC Maintenance?

Whether you work in food services or an industrial warehouse, you'll probably agree that some things are best left for professionals. Many HVAC components are delicate. There's also a minor degree of potential for personal injury for amateurs attempting their own repair solutions. For serious issues and effective annual maintenance, it's best to contact a local HVAC professional.

You can always rely on professionals for reliable AC services. However, there are some basic maintenance tasks that you can complete yourself. Many of our commercial clients utilize these basic techniques to further lengthen the service life of their system.

Basic Commercial Maintenance Tips for Dallas Business Owners

  • Turn off your power: Before you start any maintenance, ensure that your unit is completely shut-off and disconnected from its power source. This will prevent personal injury and system damage from unfortunate accidents. (It's probably best to avoid any AC maintenance until after business hours.)
  • Check your filters: This basic step is essential for any kind of AC maintenance. In fact, you should check and replace your filters at least twice a year in Dallas. Dirty air filters significantly decrease efficiency, and any harmful contaminants caught in your filter can be carried along ducts to spread throughout entire commercial properties. If you replace your filter, ensure that your new choice is suited for your system's requirements. Many Dallas business owners have tried to go the extra mile by getting stronger filters that end up restricting their airflow too much. If you're not careful, you might end up needing a professional repair service to fix freezing in your system.
  • Keep your unit clean: You can clean parts of your system yourself. If you have an accessible outdoor unit, be sure to clear away debris like leaves, dirt, and branches from around the unit. If possible, keep all plants trimmed back so that they're at least one foot away. If you want to go above and beyond, you can also remove your fan cover and clear out anything inside with a shop vac. Afterward, you can use a garden hose to spray water through fins from inside and wash away any dirt or debris that's between them.
  • Check your vents: Your system won't function at its maximum potential if there are vents around your business that are being blocked by furniture or temporary installations. Perform routine visual inspections around all of your vents to ensure that air is always flowing freely.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Often Should Commercial Air Conditioning Units Be Serviced?

Manufacturer recommendations for how often you need service vary widely based on which AC brand and type of system you're using. Some say you should get regular service every year, but others say that's not necessary if you're following all their other recommendations and regularly changing your filter.

It's important to remember that commercial systems go through longer, more demanding periods of use. They're put under far greater pressure than residential alternatives. For that reason alone, we recommend that you get an inspection and basic maintenance services at least once per year.

Pro Tip: The best time to schedule service is during early spring, before Dallas' hot summer weather puts pressure on your system for long periods of time. You could also choose fall service, which will address the impact of those long high-use periods and ensure that your system is properly winterized.

How Much Does Commercial AC Maintenance Cost?

There are several factors that affect AC maintenance costs across any industry, such as how large your property is, what type of system you have, and how well-maintained your system currently is. For those reasons, it's difficult to generalize about prices for any kind of commercial HVAC service. However, anything you choose to spend on maintenance to keep AC in its optimal condition will protect you from future repair and replacement costs.

Without talking to you or taking a look at your commercial property, it's difficult for us to provide any kind of estimate. If you do have more questions about costs, we'd be happy to chat with you and provide more specific information that's relevant to your needs.

What Kind of AC Unit Do I Have?

If you're not an expert, it can be difficult to know. Many commercial business properties in Dallas utilize a full central air conditioner for their comfort needs. That's not always the case though. If you're in a smaller property or an older building, then it's possible you might have a different kind of system. Common commercial cooling solutions include:

  • Window AC units: You might have this kind of unit if you rent a small office out of a larger office building without its own central air conditioning, or if you're just trying to provide specific cooling for one room. These are also often seen in hospitality businesses like motels, where AC units are attached directly to windows.
  • Split systems: These options are more common in garages and other small, detached offices or workspaces. They utilize both indoor vents and an outdoor condenser unit to provide efficient cooling with minimal noise or disruption.
  • Ductless mini-splits: These are like standard split systems, but their indoor vents and control units bypass your existing vents and ducts. Instead, they connect directly to your outdoor unit to provide more efficient, complete cooling.
  • Packaged air conditioners / central air conditioning: These units sit outside your business and connect to your existing air ducts to provide total climate control over your entire property.

Repair or Replace?

This is one of the most common questions that Dallas business owners have to ponder when it comes to faulty air conditioning. If you're wondering how many years you can suck out of your current system with continued maintenance, we can help inform you of all the important factors. Air conditioning installation is expensive, so it's important to consider pros and cons before you sign off on any installation offerings.

Some important factors to consider are:

  • Your current system's age
  • How much & how often you already pay for AC repair services
  • Your current utility rates
  • Your system's energy efficiency rating
  • The long term operating costs of your current unit vs. the installation & operating costs of a new replacement

Why Choose Aire Serve for Commercial AC Maintenance Service?

It's always best to choose a local company for reliable repairs and service. Aire Serv of Dallas is a part of your local business community, and we're dedicated to helping you, your employees, and your clientele breathe easy. Our HVAC service professionals are all fully licensed, bonded, and insured to work in commercial properties, and we make a promise to every one of our commercial clients that they'll be satisfied with our guaranteed workmanship and parts. In addition to all those benefits, we also give special attention to our commercial neighbors in Dallas with our Aire Serv Advantage Plan.

The Aire Serv Advantage

We recognize that commercial businesses have special needs. No matter what industry you're in or how you serve Dallas, we're here to support you with superlative quality service. In addition to all of our standard, effective commercial HVAC solutions, you can gain access to a higher tier of benefits.

Advantage benefits are:

  • Priority service
  • Preferred-customer status, including special incentives & programs
  • Member discounts
  • Scheduled commercial maintenance plans
  • Repair coverage on selected equipment

If you need prompt service from a local HVAC company with flexible appointment times, 24/7 appointments for emergency service, and a complete selection of effective commercial solutions, call us today or request an appointment online.

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