Cooling systems tend to fail when we need them the most, but this is not just down to bad luck, as systems work their hardest during periods of extreme temperatures. Longer running times and higher ambient temperatures place more strain on the equipment, therefore, if there is a weak point in the system, the hottest days are when it’s most likely to fail.
The good news is, that many of the common issues leading to system breakdowns can be prevented through pre-season, planned preventative maintenance.
Research has shown that 90% of HVAC equipment failures are directly linked to neglect. It’s for this reason that many equipment warranties are voided should you fail to have the systems serviced regularly.
During the cooling season, which is typically 22 weeks in the UK, air conditioning equipment including chillers and condenser units, consume lubricants and coolants; moving parts can begin to loosen, and belts can start to become brittle. These types of issues can often be repaired quickly and inexpensively once identified, however, sustained use of the system can compound the damage leading to sudden failures and costly repairs.
With the right planned preventative maintenance you can rest assured your HVAC system is ready for the warm weather and will be operating at peak performance from the first time it is called for.