If you’ve come across this article, you may be wondering if it’s time to service, repair, or replace your commercial air conditioner. Maybe you’ve heard some strange sounds or the unit isn’t working as well as it used to.

Well, you’ll find your answers here! In this article, we’ll discuss four telltale signs that your commercial air conditioner needs repair. Keep reading to find out more.

You hear strange noises coming from the unit

There are many reasons why your air conditioner might make noise, but if you notice it making unusual sounds, you should contact a professional for repair. Your commercial air conditioner can make some noise when it’s running, like the sound of the compressor and condenser fan but odd sounds are often a cause for concern.

High-pitched noises are an indication that your air conditioner may be struggling to cool down your premises. If you hear a high-pitched squeal, it could mean the condenser is struggling to cool down the room quickly enough — or worse, it could have reached its maximum capacity. It might also be a sign that a foreign object has clogged up the cooling system.

The AC is blowing hot instead of cold air

Air conditioners typically work to keep a building’s temperature at a comfortable level. But if your air conditioner is struggling to cool down your premises (or if it’s blowing hot air around), it’s probably time to call out a professional.

But why might an air conditioner blow hot air? Well, this can happen when there is a malfunction in the system, or when someone sets up the unit incorrectly, only through a thorough inspection can you discover the root cause.

You’ve noticed unusual odours

Many people are familiar with the smell of an air conditioner. The smell is usually a mixture of humidity, dust, and other scents.

However, what you may not know a strange smell often points to problems that could affect your air conditioner’s performance, so it’s best to call a technician for advice.

Your electricity bill has skyrocketed

Have you noticed your company’s electricity bill has skyrocketed in the past few months? A faulty air conditioning system may be the culprit!

If you can’t find any other explanation for your soaring energy bills, your AC might not be running at optimal capacity. For example, a leaky AC unit can unexpectedly drive up your energy bills and reduce the system’s overall efficiency.

Sometimes, replacing your air filters is enough to get things running smoothly again, but contacting a professional is the best way to avoid excessive bills and untimely repairs in the future.

Get your air conditioner in tip-top shape again

So, if you want to avoid the burden of costly repairs and sky-high electricity bills, you’re probably thinking it’s time to book a repair or service! At Gladstone Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, we specialise in commercial air conditioning and service customers across Central and Western Queensland. Contact our team today to learn more about how we can help you.

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