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Is It Time for a Commercial AC Upgrade?

Your commercial air conditioner likely consists of multiple units all connected together for cooling your larger space. How do you know when it’s time to replace one or all of your commercial units? Staying on top of air conditioner repair and replacement needs is paramount to you keeping comfort inside of your business a priority.

You can give us a call anytime you need service for your commercial air conditioning in Sarasota. You can also call us with questions or concerns anytime you suspect that something is going on that needs to be addressed. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about some key signs that one or all of your commercial ACs need to be upgraded to newer models.

Loud Noises

If your commercial AC system begins to make unusual sounds, something may be wrong. It is increasingly important to stay on top of AC problems with a commercial unit since your system comprises multiple standard air conditioners that work together to cool your larger space. When there’s a problem with a single unit, it can add strain to the other units and create a domino effect when it comes to problems spreading.

Addressing a repair need with a single unit can keep your entire system operating at its best. Our team can talk to you about the sounds that you’re hearing and pinpoint the exact problem to get it fixed quickly. Will also go ahead and take a look at your AC system as a whole to make sure there are no other contributing factors that need to be addressed.

Bad Smells

If the air blowing into your business has a bad odor, that’s problematic. Your air conditioner should blow out fairly neutral air without any prominent odors, whether they are good or bad. A sweet or slightly chemical-like odor can point to a refrigerant leak in one of your units. A musty or damp odor can mean that there is mold growing somewhere in the system. 

A burning smell is also concerning because it can mean that one or more of your units are overheating or that there is an electrical problem. In this case, you really want to turn the units off completely until our team can check out the issue. You don’t want your units to break down or pose a fire hazard for your business, employees, and customers. 

Unit Age

As your commercial air conditioner gets older, it becomes more likely that you’ll need to replace one of the units. One thing you want to consider is whether or not your units were all installed at one time or if the installation was staggered. For example, you may have had additional units added on in the years following initial setup to meet additional cooling needs. 

Perhaps the original setup was not meeting your cooling expectations or your space grew and you needed more cooling power. Either way, our team can assess each unit individually and let you know when they need to be replaced. We can make a recommendation based on wear patterns, how the units are aging, and any problems that we are seeing.

Do yourself a favor and contact Jim McDonald & Sons Heating & Cooling for commercial air conditioning service in Siesta Key, FL. Cooling Sarasota and Manatee Counties since 1970!

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