A comfortable commercial space is essential to promoting employee productivity and ensuring customer satisfaction. Commercial AC systems are responsible for achieving and maintaining a welcoming business. What’s more, AC units improve the quality of indoor air and remove excess humidity for a safe environment where employees and clients won’t become overheated or dehydrated. On the other hand, lack of adequate air conditioning in a commercial establishment can be detrimental to any business. If your A/C develops an issue, contact Bryan's Heating and Air Conditioning Since 1985, our HVAC company has provided reliable AC repair services to business owners in Wichita, KS, and the surrounding regions.

Common Commercial A/C Issues That Lead To Repairs

While the vast majority of HVAC units function similarly, commercial units are typically much larger than residential units. In addition, the ventilation requirements of commercial spaces are also more complex than other types of structures. Due to the large size and constant requirement for cooling, commercial AC systems are susceptible to a number of problems, including the following.

  • Hissing sounds: A hissing noise could indicate a refrigerant leak. Low refrigerant inhibits the production of cool air, but a leak could cause more extensive damage to other sensitive components in the AC.
  • Clogged condensate drain: Water pooling around the AC unit and other drainage problems generally occur when the condensate drain becomes clogged.
  • A/C won’t turn on: faulty wiring, a tripped breaker, or an overheated system can easily halt AC function.
  • Excessive squealing or vibration: Squealing sounds can do more than irritate customers and employees — they can also indicate a worn out fan belt.
  • The system blows warm air: If the fan works but the system blows warm air, the issue is typically caused by a faulty compressor.

How Inadequate Indoor Cooling Can Affect Your Business

An improperly functioning — or non-functioning — commercial AC can cause problems that transcend HVAC repairs. If your business’ cooling system requires commercial AC repair, contact us today. Our technicians are prepared to diagnose any issue and can make the necessary repairs to restore cool comfort to your commercial space.

Customer Dissatisfaction

Lack of cool air in your commercial property can create an uncomfortable atmosphere for your staff and clients. If conditions become unbearable, customers may become hesitant to return. What’s more, customer discomfort due to hot indoor air could even affect business reviews.

Loss of Profit

If the number of customers visiting your establishment begin to dwindle due to the uncomfortable indoor environment, your company may suffer serious profit losses. Extreme conditions could even require you to temporarily close down the business.

Inadequate Working Conditions

The lack of cool air in an enclosed space during warm months could pose health risks to employees and promote inadequate working conditions. In addition to reduced levels of productivity, your employees could suffer dehydration, heat stroke, or heat exhaustion.

Damaged Merchandise

Without adequate AC, indoor humidity levels can rise and encourage the growth and spread of harmful airborne allergens, such as mold and mildew. Mold and mildew are hazardous to health, but these pollutants can also damage — or completely ruin — your merchandise.

How Can Maintenance Reduce The Need For Repairs?

Scheduling a bi-annual HVAC maintenance is the most effective way to ensure that your unit maintains optimal, reliable function throughout the system’s lifespan. Any small malfunctions in your system could spread to other components. If left unaddressed, these issues can cause the system to fail completely, leading to expensive system replacements and an uncomfortable workplace. Through maintenance, our technicians are able to identify issues and repair them before they have the chance to affect other parts of the system. Check-ups also also keep your unit working at peak efficiency while reducing the cost of monthly utilities to your business.