Atlantic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Commercial HVAC’ Category

Get HVAC Contractors Involved in Your Project Early

Monday, February 19th, 2018

commercial-HVAC-systemsWe’re still in the throes of winter, and new building projects usually don’t start work until the weather has improved. But planning for new construction projects starts right now, and if you’re planning on putting one up, you need a quality HVAC contractor on your side from the first day. Every building needs a quality heating and air conditioning systems, no matter what its purpose is or how large it will be. Our Cold winters and hot summer demand it. And the sooner you can get an experienced HVAC contractor service on your team, the better.

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How Does a Commercial HVAC Service Help You?

Monday, November 13th, 2017

commercial-hvac-systemsIf you own a business or manage an office space anywhere in the area, then the building’s HVAC system is probably your responsibility. And it’s a huge part of keeping your space comfortable for your workers and customers alike. When trouble arises, as it always does, you need to make sure you have a commercial HVAC service on-hand to get it corrected the right way. Knowing which service to call can make a big difference in treating HVAC problems swiftly and effectively. 

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What to Look for in an HVAC Contractor

Monday, October 30th, 2017

HVAC-contractor-servicesA good HVAC system starts with a good contracting service: a team that knows how to work with your group to install the best heating and air conditioning system that the property deserves. That means a team that knows what it’s doing and has the skills you need to provide an outstanding HVAC installation. Naturally, every project is different, and you likely have a very specific set of criteria you need in an HVAC contractor. But there are still a few general guidelines you should look for with any contracting project. We’ve spelled out a few of them below:

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What to Look for in a Commercial Air Conditioning Service

Monday, October 16th, 2017

commercial-HVAC-systemsWith the coming of fall comes cooler weather and a chance to give your air conditioner a break after a long, hot summer. This is the ideal time to have a trained technician give it a look and address any issues that may have cropped up over the summer. That goes doubly true for commercial air conditioners, which often have a much heavier workload than residential systems and require a service that specializes in commercial systems to treat. If you own a business or manage an office space, you should contact a commercial HVAC service to set up a maintenance session, or repairs if you suspect your system needs it.

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Choosing a Commercial Thermostat

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Thermostats act as the control mechanism for your HVAC system, which makes it one of the most important components in your home. It’s even more important for a commercial setting, where you need not only a comfortable environment for employees and customers, but is necessary to keep products safe and equipment like computers functional. If you’re in the market for a new commercial thermostat here in Bridgeville, DE it pays to do your homework beforehand. Qualified companies like ours can help you select the right unit and install it in a timely fashion for you. Here’s a short list of questions you should consider while making up your mind.

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Why Are Commercial HVAC Systems Placed on the Roof?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Is you own a business or run an office space in Lewes, DE, you may wonder why the HVAC system is placed on the roof. It seems counter-intuitive, especially when the system runs into trouble. Why on earth would you expose such an important part of the building’s comfort and safety to the ravages of the elements — sunlight, rain, wind and snow — day after day? In truth, however, rooftop units can be protected quite safely form the elements with proper installation. And in exchange, they deliver some very big advantages.

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What to Expect from a Commercial AC Service

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Commercial air conditioners are much different than residential systems here in Dover, DE. Besides being larger and more complicated, you can’t afford to keep them out of action for long. A breakdown can cost you a great deal in lost business, to say nothing of reduced employee productivity and damage to key components like computers. A good commercial air service can fix the problem quickly, but how do you know you have the right one? We’ve provided a short breakdown of features to look for in a Commercial AC service.

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Now is the Time to Work on Your Commercial Air Conditioner

Monday, March 21st, 2016

The snows of winter are finally fading here in Lewes, DE, and if you’re a business owner or an office manage, you know that means you need to think about the state of your commercial air conditioning system. Temperatures are still cool, but summer will be here before you know it, and when it arrives, you want your space to be comfortable for employees and customers alike. Now is the time to work on your commercial air conditioner, not only to ensure it’s in working order, but to consider any add-ons or upgrades that might improve its performance.

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Why You Should Schedule Regular Commercial AC System Tune-Ups

Friday, March 6th, 2015

When the heat of the summer season hits in the Dover area, it can hit pretty hard. We are not quite at the cusp of the heat’s real arrival just yet, but this is certainly the time at which you start thinking about the way in which you will cool your commercial property in the hottest months to come. The changing of the seasons may sneak up on you, but it is vital that you do not allow the heat of summer to sneak up on your commercial cooling system. That is why Atlantic Refrigeration recommends wholeheartedly that you schedule your commercial AC system tune-up in Dover today. That way, you can count on your system being ready for whatever type of heat the summer months can throw your way.

Routine commercial air conditioning tune-ups benefit the commercial property owner in a few different ways. First of all, this is the best way in which to ensure that your commercial cooling system functions as efficiently as possible. You are going to be running your commercial air conditioner a lot throughout the summer season. If you hope to do so without suffering exorbitant commercial cooling costs, then you are wise to schedule a professional commercial AC system tune-up with a member of our staff. This gives our technicians the opportunity to thoroughly inspect your system, making any necessary adjustments to ensure that your system functions at peak performance levels. Of course, this is not the only way in which routine commercial cooling maintenance can benefit your system, nor is it the only way in which it can protect your budget.

A poorly maintained commercial air conditioning system is far more likely to suffer operational problems than one that is routine tuned up is. As your system works throughout the summer season to cool your property, it is going to incur no small amount of general wear and tear. When you fire up your system early in the following cooling season, you may find that this wear and tear has left your system vulnerable to problems and even a potential break down. Having it tuned up before putting it back into heavy use can really help you to avoid such unpleasant situations.

To do so, just dial our number. The pros at Atlantic Refrigeration are here to keep your system in excellent working order.

If you want to cool your commercial property effectively and efficiently, then you must schedule professional commercial AC system tune-ups in Dover with Atlantic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.

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When the Thermostat Is at Fault for Your Commercial HVAC Trouble

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

When the heating and air conditioning system won’t come on in your home or business, the first thing you check is the thermostat. The thermostat is the most accessible portion of your HVAC system, and it’s natural to assume that this piece is at fault. The thermostat may be at fault if it is not programmed properly, if the wiring is faulty, or if it needs a thorough maintenance check. However, oftentimes, it turns out that the thermostat is working just fine and another component of your HVAC system is at fault. The following guide details common thermostat problems, and why replacement is often the best option for faulty commercial thermostats in Smyrna, DE.

Learn How to Program the Thermostat

Sometimes, thermostat trouble occurs simply because the people on the property are unsure of how to operate the thermostat. Take the time to learn about the operation of your thermostat by reading a guide or consulting with a technician upon installation or maintenance. You may even want to communicate some vital information back to tenants and employees on the matter so that they can check the thermostat first if trouble occurs. Programming settings can be difficult to understand, and you want to make sure that it is programmed to remain running when people are in the building.

Signs of a Faulty Thermostat

If all of the settings are correct and the unit is not running, it’s possible that the wiring in the thermostat has gone awry. Sometimes, the technician can make repairs for this type of problem, but other times a replacement is necessary. Another common issue that could indicate faulty wiring (but may also result from a number of electro-mechanical issues) is short cycling—when the unit turns off soon after starting and before the heating or cooling cycle is complete.

When Replacement Is the Best Option

Sometimes, a thermostat simply fails to do its job, and replacement is a more cost effective option than any lengthy repairs. However, you shouldn’t attempt replacements yourself and assume that the thermostat is at fault, as it could be any of several other problems instead. On the other hand, a replacement thermostat with advanced settings may make your system run more efficiently even if your older one did not appear to be in trouble.

Call Atlantic Refrigeration for service, repair, or installation on commercial thermostats in Smyrna, DE.

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