Beat the Heat Part 2: Maintaining Your Restaurant's Air Conditioning System

During the heat of the summer, it can be difficult to keep your restaurant cool. With ovens and other restaurant equipment running all day, air conditioners in restaurants have to work extra hard to keep the place cool. Therefore, it's imperative that restaurant owners keep their air conditioners maintained. Proper service and maintenance of air conditioners in Missouri restaurants will ensure your system is working efficiently.

Benefits of Maintaining Your Restaurant AC 

1. Extended Life - Central air conditioners will typically last from 10 to 15 years. Due to the added heat in restaurants, this can significantly increase if your unit is not properly maintained. If your restaurant AC is not serviced regularly, you can expect issues to arise within 10 years.

2. Avoid Costly Repairs - By catching small issues before they turn into larger problems, you can reduce the risk of costly repairs. Did you know that 62% of repair calls could be avoided if the AC system was regularly maintained?

3. Lower Utility Costs - Regular and preventative maintenance ensures your AC unit is working at optimal efficiency. When the unit is not maintained, you can expect to see an increase in your utility bills, as the equipment is required to work harder to keep the restaurant cool.

Regular Maintenance for Your Restaurant AC 

1. Change the Filters - One of the most important steps in AC maintenance is regularly replacing or cleaning the filters. Replacing a dirty or clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner's energy consumption by as much as 5-15%.

2. Clean the Coils - Over time, your air conditioner's evaporator coil and condenser coil collect dirt. Cleaning the area around the coil and removing debris will allow for adequate air flow around the condenser.

3. Ensure Condensation is Draining - It's important to make sure that the AC unit's condensation is draining properly, and not pooling inside the unit. Moisture inside the unit can cause bacterial growth, which will lead to poor air quality and a system that's not running efficiently.

4. Professional Services - In addition to cleaning and inspecting the unit yourself, you should consider hiring a professional to ensure your system is in good shape. Many restaurant facilities have their systems set at less than optimal levels. Having a Missouri restaurant equipment repair technician come to inspect your unit and perform a tune-up can greatly increase your AC efficiency.

 At Fast Fix LLC, we offer individual maintenance agreements where we will come in and take a look at how not only your AC is running, but also how the rest of your kitchen equipment is operating. An information list is available outlining what we do to promote the health of your kitchen. We service and repair hundreds of brand names for restaurants around Central and Eastern Missouri, and Western Illinois. Give us a call at 573-254-3748 for more information on our services and how we can help you ensure your commercial kitchen is running efficiently.

Fast Fix LLC. Restaurant Equipment Service & Repair - 

One Call Does It All! 

Fast Fix LLC. Restaurant Services
9403 County Road 154
Auxvasse, MO 65231

Phone: 573-254-3748
St. Louis Customers: 636-FASTFIX

"Like" us on Facebook
"Follow" us on Twitter
"Follow" us on LinkedIn
"Follow" us on Google


Popular posts from this blog

Cleaning & Maintaining Your Salamander Broiler

The History of the Oven

Cleaning and Maintaining Your Commercial Bread Slicer