Commercial air conditioning systems have different maintenance requirements than residential systems. Taking care of commercial systems and ensuring that they are running as efficient as possible not only requires regular professional help, it also requires that the building owners do their part to make sure the individual components are monitored and taken care of. This often requires doing things that aren't directly tied to the components. This article explains how things that aren't often directly associated with the condenser unit in an HVAC system can have a big influence on how well it works.

Of all the components of the commercial heating and air conditioning system, the actual condenser cabinet is the most important to monitor. Since the cabinet is on the outside of the building, there are a lot more things that could go wrong with it, affecting its functionality. Your first goal should be to try and protect your condenser so that it isn't easily damaged or affected by the exterior conditions, or even by people.

Put a Fence Around Your Unit

It is helpful to put a fence around your condenser, so people aren't hitting it, moving it, leaning stuff against it, or damaging it in any way.

Make Sure it Is Set on Solid Concrete

It is also helpful if your condenser is set on a firm pad of concrete. If there is a lot of dirt or plants directly next to your condenser, they could cause it to become dirty and less functional. For example, on a windy day, soil and dust can be blown into the condenser making it dirty and slowing down operation.

Cover Your Unit

It is advisable to cover your condenser during the winter months. However, you also want to make sure that it is never covered when it is being used is. Basically, cover it during the winter and uncover it during the summer.

Protect it From Falling Leaves

If you have large trees over your condenser, you need to make sure that they are regularly trimmed. This also means you need to be more aware of foliage during the fall. You might just need to clean the area around your condenser more frequently if you live somewhere with a lot of falling leaves.

Without even having any knowledge of how a central commercial air conditioning system works, you can improve the functionality of yours by simply taking care of the area around your condenser unit. For more information, contact a company like R A Heating & Air Cond Inc.