Our workplace is also our second home. Like it or not, it is and it will be a part of our everyday lives, as long as we are working and will try to make amends on our everyday life. And just like our gadgets, air conditioner units in the workplace are as important in allowing us to be more productive than usual.
Here are 8 great reasons why you should act now and change your air conditioning unit at your workplace:
1) Air conditioning units are not built to last forever
The lifespan of an air conditioner varies by country and manufacturer but most will say that you can expect between 8-12 years, which is usually the warranty period. After this time it’s likely that your unit will fail for one or more reasons, such as when the refrigerant leaks or when the compressor breaks.
2) Your air conditioning unit can become a breeding ground for mould and bacteria
One of the biggest issues that we see with aging units is mold growth, particularly black mold (Stachybotrys Chartarum), which thrives in dark, damp conditions such as your evaporative cooling coils. Not only does this make your unit look dirty and unhygienic, but it can cause health problems such as skin rashes and breathing difficulties such as asthma.
As your air conditioner gets older it not only becomes more susceptible to mold growth but its ability to cool your workplace is reduced because the refrigerant becomes less efficient over time. This means that your air conditioner will use more energy and consume more power than it should, which can raise your electricity bills and cause more wear and tear on the unit, leading to an earlier breakdown.
4) Your old system can do a poor job of filtering the air in your workplace
Filters are designed to trap pollutants in the air before they enter your workplace but that is only half of the job. Pollutants circulate through your unit and that can’t happen if the filters are clogged with dust, dirt, pet hair, and other debris. Not changing these filters regularly will prevent your unit from performing at its best and will not only reduce its cooling ability but increase the pollutants in your workplace.
As well as using more energy than it should, an older unit that is not maintained regularly will cause poor airflow around your workplace which can lead to condensation on walls and surfaces, resulting in damage to finishes such as paint, varnish, and wallpaper, plus mold growth.
6) Your air conditioning unit might not be able to cool your workplace during the very hottest days of summer
If your air conditioner is old, it may simply run out of capacity when things get really hot. This will probably occur without any warning which can leave you with a hot, stuffy workplace and the added cost of not only having to buy a new unit but also downtime while you wait for it to be installed.
7) Old air conditioners can cause health problems
We already mentioned mold growth and other pollutants in the workplace but these aren’t the only potential problems with an old system. Many people will suffer allergies at some stage in their lives and the symptoms can be exacerbated by poor airflow, which is another issue that old air conditioners can cause. These symptoms include nausea, dizziness, itchy eyes, and skin irritation.
8) An air conditioning unit is an important safeguard for your business
We all know that regular servicing of equipment is important but it’s even more critical when the equipment in question is something as valuable as an air conditioner because these units are not cheap to replace. It is recommended you receive your unit’s service and maintenance at least once a year. This proves that the system is running as it should and you can actually feel the difference in performance compared to a unit that hasn’t been serviced for some time.
Your workplace is as important as your home, therefore maintaining and changing your aircon unit is as essential as maintaining and changing your furniture. It’s mostly about how much you can handle, because maintaining your aircon, for instance, is not enough to preserve the unit in good condition. Keeping it clean and well-tuned up is an important part of maintenance when compared to just washing its filters regularly and making sure its drip pan does not get filled with water daily.
It’s always a good time to talk about the common issues that aircon units have. This way, you’ll be able to spot if there are problems with your unit or not and prepare for its replacement accordingly. If you require our aircon servicing services, Whatsapp us at +65 92224141 for a fast and transparent quote.
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