Commercial Cooling and Air Conditioning in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City summers easily reach triple-digit temperatures and regularly rest in the 90s. While many people claim that dry, desert heat is more tolerable than the coastal, humid heat, Utah residents know better. At Service Mechanical Controls, Salt Lake City’s trusted, local HVAC company, we have the equipment and skills to keep your commercial business cool all summer long, while saving your business money on energy bills.

The Importance of Commercial Cooling in Salt Lake City Businesses: Why Commercial HVAC Matters

You may already know that keeping your business cool in the blistering heat is essential to maintaining business. First, what you store in your commercial building can be negatively affected by temperatures that get too warm, especially if you are in the food service, grocery, beverage, laboratory, or medical industry. Additionally, if your employees get too warm, they are less likely to be productive and can spread infectious disease more readily. This means less production and increased downtime, regardless of what your commercial business is. Finally, if you customers are uncomfortable, they are not as likely to spend as much time at your business. Be the reprieve that guests are looking for by ensuring that your commercial cooling system is up to par.

Commercial HVAC Services Help Your Business Save Money

The bottom line in any industry is profit. To survive, every successful business needs to keep more revenue coming in than expenses going out. When it comes to your commercial HVAC system, it is important to your company’s pocketbook to keep it running at its peak. Not only does its performance directly affect the number of customers walking in your door and reduce loss due to temperature fluctuations, but keeping it working efficiently prevents costly emergency HVAC repairs when the system goes down unexpectedly.

Your commercial cooling system also has a big impact on your building’s energy consumption and bills. If your commercial air conditioner is more than a few years old, it is a good idea to have it inspected by professional HVAC technicians to identify any concerns or problem areas that are causing your unit to work harder than it needs to. While commercial air conditioning units can be expensive, the cost of a new unit may be minimal in comparison to the money that is being wasted each month by operating a poorly-performing cooling system.

Commercial HVAC Services Provided by Service Mechanical Controls

Commercial air conditioning and cooling units operate similarly to residential units, with a few major differences. The sheer volume of air that must be cooled and circulated makes commercial AC units larger and a little more cumbersome to manage. At Service Mechanical Controls, all of our HVAC technicians are specially trained in handling commercial cooling specifically. Our commercial air conditioning services include:

  • Air Conditioning Installation
  • Ventilation System Installation (new build or add-on)
  • Air Conditioning Replacement
  • Ventilation System Replacement
  • Air Conditioning Repair
  • Ventilation System Repair
  • Air Conditioner Cleaning and Tune-Ups
  • Ventilation System Cleaning
  • Air Conditioning Troubleshooting
  • Air Conditioner Maintenance
  • Air Conditioner Service Agreements
  • Emergency Cooling Repair

Why You Need a Trusted HVAC Company as a Business Partner

As a business owner or commercial building owner, you have your plate full with the duties of operating, growing, and maintaining your business. You have space and employees to manage, and schedules, meetings, and payroll to handle, in addition to ensuring that the logistical things are taken care of — cleaning, HVAC, landscaping, marketing. When you partner with a trusted commercial HVAC company, there is one less thing for you to worry about. Maintaining a commercial HVAC system is no small feat, especially in Salt Lake City. Because of the dust and smog in our beautiful city, filters and vents must be regularly cleaned and changed. And, because both heating and cooling systems are necessary for maintaining year-round comfort, that means multiple systems to keep up on. When you trust the local HVAC technicians at Service Mechanical Controls to handle all of your HVAC needs with a maintenance service agreement, you can rest assured that your commercial building will maintain optimal comfort levels, no matter the weather.

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The Importance of Commercial Air Conditioning Maintenance

Unfortunately, commercial cooling units are not an install and forget system, yet. While you could be reactive and wait until your unit fails to have it repaired or replaced, you can save frustration and money by being proactive! Regular maintenance on your commercial air condition unit is important for several reasons:

Boost Productivity and Sales

Employees are more productive and clients will spend more time at your location if the ambient air temperature is comfortable. In fact, clients and customers may spend more time and money in your store when they are seeking refuge in your well-air conditioned store. Your employees will call out sick to work less and will have better attitudes when they are comfortable. Make your employees and customers look forward to visiting your building.

Improves Air Quality

Not only does the temperature of the ambient air make employees and customers more comfortable, but so does the quality of the ambient air. Air conditioning units that are not routinely inspected and have maintenance performed can cause dust and other impurities to be spread through the air, causing uncomfortable breathing problems or cause your store to smell funky. Keep the air clean and lungs comfortable with routine commercial cooling maintenance.

Conserve Energy — Reduce Energy Bills

When your commercial air conditioner works well, it requires less energy to cool the air and then pump it throughout the building. Not only does this extend the lifespan of your cooling unit, but it also reduces the money you will spend on your energy bills.

Reduces Repairs

Routine maintenance helps to identify minor issues before they become big problems. While this may mean minor repairs, it will prevent major, expensive repairs or a total breakdown of the cooling unit. Additionally, it will prevent a sudden breakdown that requires emergency HVAC services and potential replacement of the unit.

Preserves Unit Warranty

Like all appliances, commercial air conditioners typically have some sort of manufacturer warranty. Part of this warranty may be void if routine maintenance is not conducted. Keep your warranty valid with routine HVAC maintenance.

Increases Reliability

Salt Lake springs tend to be beautifully mild, but the desert sun helps summer quickly swoop in. One day you need the heater and the next, you’ll be blasting the air conditioner. After a long, snowy winter, it would be unfortunate when you attempt to switch on your commercial cooling unit and it doesn’t run, or runs and doesn’t cool the air. Increase the likelihood that your commercial air conditioner continues to run smoothly with routine HVAC maintenance.

Service Mechanical Controls of Salt Lake City, we provide a wide range of commercial HVAC services including routine air conditioner maintenance, repairs, and replacement. For all of your commercial HVAC needs, contact us for your free estimate.

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Tips For Running Commercial Cooling Systems in Salt Lake City Summers

Like any other machine, commercial HVAC cooling units can be run differently and it can affect efficiency. Here are some helpful tips for running your commercial air conditioner in the blistering summers of Utah.

Routine HVAC Maintenance

One of the easiest and fiscally responsible ways to keep your commercial cooling system operating optimally is to set up a commercial HVAC maintenance service agreement. The HVAC maintenance contracts ensure that your commercial HVAC system is always at its best. The agreements also help to optimize safety, reliability, and efficiency. Maintenance contracts provide convenience by way of taking the HVAC service and maintenance off of a business owner’s plate by setting the routine schedule in advance and identifying problems before the system shows symptoms.

Use a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats offer several benefits. Not only does it help reduce the energy consumption of your commercial HVAC system, which reduces your energy bill, but they also help keep your building more comfortable. In Salt Lake City, is not unusual to run both an air conditioner or a heater on the same day. A programmable thermostat allows your HVAC system to toggle between heating and cooling to keep a more consistent temperature. It also allows you to keep their temperatures cooler when no one is in the building and warm up before people arrive.

Change the Air Filter

Changing the air filter on your air conditioner, whether residential or commercial, is important to helping air flow freely. This helps to reduce impurities being released in the air and allows your commercial cooling unit to work as it should. Dirty air filters require your air conditioner to work harder to pump air through the system, which reduces its lifespan and can cause more issues requiring repairs. A simple solution is to change the air filter. When you have a maintenance service agreement with Service Mechanical Controls, we will do that for you as part of the routine air conditioning maintenance.

Consider Upgrades

When it comes to commercial HVAC systems, they are running a lot and supplying comfortable air to large spaces. This does not necessarily reduce the efficiency or lifespan of the unit, but technology and upgrades can be better. If your commercial HVAC system is more than a decade old, it may be worth it to at least investigate newer units. If your unit is newer, it may be worth it to take a look at upgrading other things in your commercial building. For instance, windows and doors that provide poor insulation can greatly affect inside air temperatures and cause your air conditioner to work harder than necessary.

At Service Mechanical Controls we are proud to offer a full menu of commercial HVAC services including routine air conditioner maintenance and repairs. For all of your commercial HVAC needs, contact us for your free estimate.