On a sweltering Washington, day, a comfortable work environment makes all the difference. It creates a welcoming space for customers and encourages employees to do their best work.
All of this is possible because of your commercial air conditioning (AC) equipment.
How Our Experts Can Help
As a Sumner company, we know a lot of time, energy, and sweat goes into running a business. We always keep that in mind, so we’re sure to look after your air conditioning needs promptly and professionally. That way, you can stay productive.
Cooling: Can There Be Too Much of a Good Thing?
ENERGY STAR® discovered a problem impacting a startling number of U.S. businesses. Nearly 25 percent are operating with an oversized rooftop HVAC unit. That means one in four owners is losing unnecessary money on energy bills.
Oversized commercial air conditioning units are bad for business. First, they require a significant amount of electricity. Second, they run in frequent, short cycles that reduce the lifespan of your equipment.
Finally, they are notoriously bad at regulating humidity. High humidity leads to mold growth that can damage furniture, walls, and floors.
How Do I Know if My Rooftop HVAC is Improperly Sized?
Excellent question! A Dr. Cool professional can perform an energy audit on your business. They will use thermal technology, perform tests and use algorithms to ensure you get the most value from your HVAC system.
Even if your system is sized correctly, this can be a great tool to find other ways to save money. Our experts can identify and correct common efficiency issues like ductwork leaks, drafty spots, and poor thermostat placement.
Commercial Cooling Installation and Replacement
Need a new cooling system? We have a team ready to make it happen. Our experts will assist you through every step of the process. We’ll collaborate with you on a plan, installing a product that fits your budget and needs.
When Should I Order a Replacement?
The average commercial HVAC cooler lasts 15 to 20 years. Different factors can impact the service life of your equipment. For instance, adequately sized equipment that receives seasonal maintenance lasts longer than mismatched or neglected equipment.
When your cooling system is ready to be replaced, you may notice:
- Spotty cooling or humidity
- Higher utility bills
- A constant need for repairs
As the mechanical components wear down, they require more electricity to produce the same amount of cooling. This can drive up your monthly bills. Tack on repair costs, and you learn that hanging onto an outdated cooling unit can become expensive. In this case, it’s usually cost-effective to order a replacement.
Feeling conflicted? Talk to your Dr. Cool specialist. We can perform calculations to help you determine the most economical way forward. Whether it’s a repair or replacement—we’ll always provide a fair and accurate estimate before you commit.
Need a Brand New System?
Are you planning new construction project? We can design the perfect cooling solution. Our team regularly joins forces with architects and building contractors on commercial projects. Call us today to discuss your plans—we’ll provide a fair quote. We’re ready to lend our expertise to your next development.
We offer flexible financing that makes it easy for you to purchase the HVAC equipment your building deserves.
Commercial Cooling Repair
A broken air conditioning unit can place a serious hurdle in your workday. Luckily, our team of experts is just down the road when you need us. As Sumner business owners, we know how important it is to stay on track. Our specialists will show up promptly to diagnose and treat your cooling system—your staff and customers always remain our top priority.
When Should I Call for Repair?
Keep an eye (and ear) on your air conditioner. Generally, it’s best to catch issues as early as possible—better safe than sorry.
Common symptoms of a broken AC include:
- Odd noises or smells
- Frozen coils or “freeze-ups”
- Blowing hot air or not turning on
Not sure what’s going on with your AC? Give us a call and describe the problem. We’re more than happy to assist. Our friendly crew members make the process as simple and transparent as possible.
Did something break on the weekend or a holiday? No problem. Our team is available 24/7 throughout the year to keep your business running.
Commercial Cooling Maintenance
Cooling your business is no small feat for your air conditioner. Seasonal maintenance is the way to go. It protects from unwanted repairs, increases energy efficiency, and extends the lifespan of your equipment. Additionally, many commercial HVAC units require regular maintenance to keep the warranty.
In addition to professional maintenance, remember to replace your air filter once a month. A clean filter will save you up to 15 percent on your energy bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) .
We recommend scheduling your AC checkups each spring. This assures your cooling equipment is primed for the summer. Plus, you’ll know everything is up to code before running it.
Important maintenance tasks include:
- Cleaning the coils, fins, and condensate drain
- Testing refrigerant levels
- Looking for damaged parts and replacing them
- Optimizing airflow