Since 1980, KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning has provided award-winning customer service to residents and business owners throughout the Coachella Valley. We specialize in commercial and residential HVAC services, commercial heaters, and commercial AC repair. And, when you have a problem and need help during the weekend or in the middle of the night, you can count on us and our 24-hour emergency repair service.
Day or night, you can count on us for professional, expert water heater repair.
What to Look for in a Commercial HVAC Service
There are plenty of companies in the Coachella Valley that are willing to work on your commercial HVAC system or industrial heater. However, not all of them have the training or experience to do the job correctly, which can cost you a boatload of money, especially in a commercial application. Before you hire a commercial HVAC contractor, here are a few traits to look for to ensure you have the best experience possible.
Experience with Commercial Jobs
This one is a must. As mentioned earlier, many professionals and so-called professionals are vying for commercial AC repair jobs, but many of them only have residential experience under their belts. Commercial HVAC projects are completely different animals and require a well-versed and experienced professional contractor to put in a system that will meet the demands of a commercial space. In residential applications, you only have to worry about one family’s comfort. In contrast, in a commercial space, you often have customers, office workers, or tenants to deal with, and you have to keep all of them comfortable at the same time.
At KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning, we think it’s in your best interest that you work with an HVAC contractor that offers you every service you may need after your commercial system is installed. Remember that you may be hiring a professional to install an industrial heater now, but you’ll need maintenance and repairs down the road, so it’s best to work with the same company that installed the system in the first place. By choosing a company that only does installations, you’ll have to start the search for another contractor all over again.
Accolades & Certifications
Because of the nature of commercial HVAC services, you need a company that has the certifications required for all professional HVAC contractors. Check to see if the company you’re considering is NATE certified, which stands for North American Technician Excellence and is the standard by which all professional commercial AC repair contractors are measured.
When you’re looking for an HVAC contractor that meets or exceeds all of the above criteria and then some, look no further than KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Repair.
Signs You Need Commercial AC Repair
A broken commercial air conditioner is a major cause for concern. You may have sweltering workers, customers, or tenants to contend with. So, when you have a commercial AC breakdown, you must call an HVAC contractor for immediate repair. However, to avoid a system shutdown, there are signs to watch for that tell you that your system is failing and that you should call for repairs or replacement now to avoid a catastrophe. Be on the lookout for:
If your commercial air conditioner makes excessive noise like clicking, buzzing, grinding, or rattling, it can be unnerving to the people occupying your commercial space. If your system suddenly starts making unusual sounds call for immediate repairs.
People Complain About Being Uncomfortable
When you start getting multiple messages that your employees, customers, or other occupants are uncomfortably hot or that there’s excessive humidity, there’s a good chance that your AC system has developed a problem.
Increase in Power Bills
If your power bills are higher than usual, it probably means that your system is consuming too much energy, probably due to inefficiency or an electrical problem. Ignoring this problem could wreak havoc with your budget and your occupants.
It’s normal for your air conditioner to create condensation; however, if you notice that the moisture is becoming excessive during regular operation, it means that there’s a problem, and you should call an HVAC professional for an inspection right away.
Your air conditioner should put out clean, fresh air, so if you have people complaining about moldy or musty odors, or if they complain about a rotten smell, call an HVAC technician to investigate.
When you have a commercial air conditioner that’s failing, time is critical. Call KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning for immediate commercial AC repair.
Why Commercial Heater Maintenance is Important
Even though the typical commercial heating system is required to provide heat for a few months out of the year, the fact is that these systems undergo tremendous stress during that time, which means that they need regular maintenance to ensure they’re ready for the next go-round.
However, beyond making sure your commercial heater will work when winter rolls around again, here are a few more reasons you shouldn’t neglect this service.
The first thing to consider is that routine commercial heating maintenance reduces your energy costs, which is crucial to maintaining a budget. When your system loses efficiency, your energy bills will spike, and that’s wasted money.
Other things to think about are your occupants and the air they breathe. A commercial HVAC system in disrepair can pump out dirty air, which causes employees, patrons, and other occupants to feel ill and lose productivity.
Lastly, preventative maintenance helps you identify issues that could cause the system to break down if you let it go for too long.