Air conditioning systems are an important part of many air quality monitoring systems. However, whilst the monitoring equipment generally always recieves regular service and maintenance, quite often the A/C units do not.
It is very important to have air conditioning units serviced thoroughly on a 6 monthly basis for reliable continued operation of the air monitoring station. Analysers are susceptible to high temperatures and if run for prolonged periods of time with a malfunctioning air conditioning unit, the analysers will develop faults and can cause significant damage. It is not recommended for analysers to run continuously at above above 35 degrees centrigrade.
A few tips to keep your A/C in tip top condition.
Tip.1 - The air conditioner isn't cooling and the air flow is reduced - The unit is probably iced up, turn the unit if for a few hours to defrost.
Tip.2 - Using the air conditioner with the thermostat on maximum isn't usually necessary; an enclosure temp of 25oC is cool enough for most analysers, over cooling wastes energy costs.
Tip.3 - Regular servicing of the air conditioner will ensure the unit performs efficiently and reduces energy costs.
Tip.4 - Poor cooling is often caused by the heat exchanger (condenser) becoming blocked with dust and debris.
Tip.5 - If the unit is making strange noises or not cooling, turn the unit off. Running the unit when it has lost its refrigerant will damage the compressor
Tip. 6 - Before you call for assistance please check the air conditioner is in cooling mode and any plugs are pushed fully in.
At ET we can provide A/C service as a service contract option.
Alternatively, if you don't have a service contract with us you can book a A/C service as a stand alone service.
Call us on 01453 733200 to book.