6 Steps to Care for Your Air Conditioner

Summer is the season to care for your air conditioner. In addition to running on high to keep you cool, July 3rd through August 15th marks Air Conditioning Appreciation Days.

At United Refrigeration, Heating and Air, we also care to share in the celebration of National Air Conditioning Day on July 17th. Invented in 1902 by Willis Haviland Carrier, air conditioning is one of the greatest and most revolutionary inventions for a more comfortable way of life.

How to Provide Unconditional Love for Air Conditioners
For all that cooling comfort, here are tips for providing care, maintenance, and unconditional love for your air conditioners and HVAC systems:

  1. Maintaining: Most importantly, professional maintenance and timely repairs are at the heart of caring for your air conditioner.  As a full-service residential A/C repair and commercial HVAC service company, we are fully equipped to perform maintenance along with emergency repairs to keep your systems cared for all summerlong.
  2. Inspecting:  General inspections fall in line with preventative maintenance.  Having a professional technician carefully check your entire system could help you avoid a breakdown or prevent a careless issue. Ask United’s experts about our preventative maintenance programs and inspections to protect your HVAC systems.
  3. Cleaning: Cleaning and preventing corrosion are imperative steps for HVAC care. Water and leaks are dangerous threats to your system.  United’s cleaning and maintenance service can help eliminate corrosion, while also optimizing systems for functionality.
  4. Filtering: Scheduled filter changes are vital for system efficiency. Your A/C filter removes debris and filters dust, dander, and other allergens in the air. A clean, new filter is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to care for air conditioners and HVAC systems.
  5. Shielding: Covering and securing your system is important, especially during Florida’s storm season. Straps, hooks, bolts, raised platforms, and covers can help protect units from the damaging effects of wind, rain, flooding, debris, and volatile conditions.
  6. Protecting: Show you care by protecting your air conditioner from other potential dangers like power surges or lightning strikes. This could be as simple as turning the power off to systems during a severe storm or during a power outage. Protect your system by waiting until the storm has passed or the power returns to avoid costly dangers.

United’s team cares for air conditioners and HVAC systems all around The Villages, Ocala, and surrounding areas of North Central Florida. Give us a call for evaluations, maintenance, repairs, and new installations to keep you cool throughout the summer.  

United Refrigeration, Heating and Air’s team has helped keep systems running efficiently for over 30 years. Call 352-629-1187 to set your next appointment.

Refrigeration Tips to Prevent Issues from Springing Up

AC Maintenance

Spring has sprung, which makes March an important time to inspect your commercial refrigeration systems.  Issues often arise when the weather heats up and cooling operations increase, which is why the experts at United Refrigeration, Heating and Air are offering essential tips for preventing problems before they spring up at your business.

7-Point Spring Checklist for Commercial Refrigeration

United Refrigeration has decades of experience in keeping commercial refrigeration systems operating efficiently for customers throughout Sumter and Marion Counties.  Here are ways businesses can support the longevity of ice machines, soft serve machines, slush machines, commercial walk-ins, reach-in coolers, deli cases, or freezers. 

  1. Avoid a refrigeration system failure during business hours by pre-scheduling regular maintenance services. A professional inspection to assess operations and diagnose issues could help you prevent future risks.
  2. Regularly inspect auto-closers, doors, and gaskets for air leaks. Check for gaps, puddles, and moisture or water droplets around the unit. Gaps will waste energy and allow warm air to enter into your system, which is harmful for perishables.  
  3. Be sure there is adequate space around your refrigeration system.  This will improve airflow around heat exchange coils. 
  4. Utilize accessories and implement protective measures to optimize operations.  For example, prevent air loss and temperature fluctuations with motion sensors for case-lighting systems.  If you have open cases, consider investing in night curtains.
  5. Perform interior and exterior cleanings to keep your systems clean, sanitized, and running efficiently. Follow manufacturer guidelines or contact United Refrigeration’s experts for cleaning assistance and maintenance programs.
  6. Refrigeration systems require vigilant care for efficient operations.  Remove dust from all system coils.  This can improve heat transfer and functionality.
  7. Make timely repairs and replace faulty parts. Proper operations require cohesively functioning hardware, fans, gaskets, and other parts.

In addition to professional inspections and preventative maintenance programs, United Refrigeration, Heating and Air can help evaluate the lifespan and condition of your refrigerators, freezers, and ice machines to determine if you need an upgrade or if a new installation is appropriate.

For over 30 years, our Florida customers have relied on us for all of their refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning needs.  Call United Refrigeration, Heating and Air at 352-629-1187 to set your next installation, system maintenance, or repair service.