A multi-split air conditioner will allow you to cool or warm multiple rooms in your commercial building without going through the hassle of turning on several traditional window units installed in each room. What is more, unlike window-type units, which are notorious noise makers, noise-causing parts like the compressor and the condenser fan are found in the outdoor unit of multi-split air conditioners, resulting in less disruptive noise. Considering these benefits, multi-split air conditioning is an ideal solution if you are looking for a cost effective and a quiet way to regulate temperatures inside your business premises.
If you are making an upgrade from window-type units to multi-split air conditioning, you will have to take extra maintenance steps to ensure that your new air conditioner's outdoor unit remains working properly for as long as possible. Here's some useful advice on what you can do.
Cover the outdoor unit.
Will the harsh weather elements outside disrupt the service that you get from your air conditioning system's outdoor unit? Probably not. This is because manufacturers of multi-split air conditioners often anticipate that the outdoor unit will be exposed to precipitation, sunlight, and so on, and they therefore make products that can bear up quite well to the elements.
But too much exposure to unwanted weather elements can cause unanticipated problems even for the best multi-split AC brands. In concurrence with the phrase "better safe than sorry," it wouldn't hurt to take proactive measures to protect your air conditioning system's outdoor unit from inclement weather.
Purchase specially designed covers from your air conditioner's manufacturer or their designated retail outlets. These covers are made using breathable material to prevent condensation problems that may occur due to moisture buildup.
Clear the area surrounding the outdoor unit.
Aside from ensuring that your outdoor unit is covered well, another brilliant way to protect the unit is to ensure the area surrounding it is free of obstructive vegetation. This means that you should get rid of any overgrown plants or shrubbery found near the ground on which the outside unit is placed so as to facilitate unobstructed airflow through your air conditioning system.
With the above discussed tips, you are likely to experience fewer problems with your multi-split air conditioner's outdoor unit. Ensuring regular maintenance of your entire air conditioning system by a professional HVAC contractor is also very important because it would help detect potential issues early.