Why is my commercial AC not cooling?

Why is my commercial AC not cooling?

Help! What’s Wrong With My Commercial AC?

If your commercial AC unit just doesn’t seem to be keeping up with the weather as it should or has stopped cooling altogether, don’t panic. A number of possible causes and solutions exist, and you can check your system for common and easy fixes first. But if you need help, call on the pros at Merit Mechanical Service. We provide fast commercial AC service for Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin, Bloomington and surrounding communities. Call 309-981-8478.

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Could It Be Your Thermostat?

Sometimes you get lucky with a quick and easy fix. Have you set your thermostat to the correct temperature and cooling mode? If someone has inadvertently changed your settings, switch them back. It could also be that the thermostat itself is malfunctioning. We can recalibrate or replace it.

Do You Have A Refrigerant Leak?

If you’re seeing longer cooling cycles and reduced cooling efficiency, you may have a leak that’s allowing your refrigerant to escape. Our licensed HVAC technicians can fix the leak and recharge your refrigerant if necessary.

Have You Checked Your Filters?

A dirty filter can reduce airflow and decrease the efficiency of your unit. Clean or replace your filters regularly. Typically, this should be done every one to three months, or according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Is Your Condenser Coil The Problem?

Check your coils! If they are dirty, this would be another easy solution. Clean your condenser coils of dirt and debris. If your coils are frozen, this can occur from poor airflow, low refrigerant or a bad blower. Look for frost buildup. You can try turning off the unit, letting the coils defrost and then cleaning them.

Call Us If You Suspect Electrical Issues

Sometimes, there isn’t a quick and easy fix, and if that’s the case, give us a call and let us handle it. Electrical issues like this are best handled by a pro:

  • Faulty wiring: This can cause your unit to lower power or function intermittently.
  • Tripper breaker: A defective or overloaded breaker could be the issue.

Is Your Unit Past Its Prime?

Sometimes, it’s time to replace a unit with a newer and more efficient model. Give us a call if you suspect any of these issues:

  • It may make more sense to replace an older AC unit than to keep repairing it.
  • For a broken compressor, repair or replacement is your best bet.
  • If the unit is undersized or overloaded, it will struggle to maintain the desired temperature.

Is The Weather Unusually Hot?

Why is my commercial AC not cooling? AC techs are seen at work. Merit Mechanical performs commercial AC work.

Sometimes, extremely hot weather can strain an AC unit. You can try upgrading insulation or using window coverings. If the hot weather continues, consider a larger unit.

We Can Fix Your Commercial AC!

A hot, uncomfortable business environment is no fun for anyone – workers or customers. If you’re ready to call in the pros, Merit Mechanical Service is a full-service mechanical company. If you’re wondering, “Why is my commercial AC not cooling?” bring us in! We can also take care of every other mechanical system at your business. Call us today at 309-981-8478.