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7 keys to efficient AIR CONDITIONER in retail

Preventive maintenance is essential for the efficient operation of your air conditioner. Many overlook its importance, which can result in costly problems and decreased energy efficiency, ultimately affecting sales in your shop. Proper maintenance can prevent serious breakdowns, prolong equipment life, and ensure customer satisfaction.

Additionally, a well-maintained air conditioner not only provides comfort but also saves money on energy bills and improves air quality. Invest in the proper care of your equipment to enjoy a cool, healthy environment all year round.


• Introduction to preventive maintenance of air conditioners.

7 Efficient keys to preventive maintenance of retail air conditioning:

1.      Benefits of preventive maintenance.

2.      Common problems caused by lack of maintenance.

3.      Steps to perform preventive maintenance on air conditioners.

4.      Recommended frequency of preventive maintenance.

5.      Professional preventive maintenance.

6.      Signs that the air conditioner needs maintenance.

7.      Cost of preventive maintenance versus cost of repairs. 

Dirty air filters can reduce system efficiency and increase energy consumption. In each review of Optima Retail we remove and clean or if necessary replace air filters.
Retail: Effective Air Conditioning Maintenance

Introduction to Preventive Maintenance of Air Conditioners

Regular preventive air conditioning maintenance offers significant benefits. Here are some of the main ones:

1.- Increased energy efficiency: A well-maintained air conditioner consumes less energy to cool your home, resulting in lower energy bills. Clean filters and proper tuning allow the system to operate optimally, avoiding wasted energy.

2.- Longer equipment life: Regular preventive maintenance can extend the life of the air conditioner. By cleaning and adjusting key parts of the system, the chances of serious breakdowns that could damage the equipment in the long term are reduced.

3.- Reduced risk of breakdowns: Proper maintenance can prevent problems before they become costly breakdowns. By performing regular inspections, small failures or wear and tear can be identified and fixed before they become major problems.

4.- Improved air quality: Dirty or poorly maintained air conditioning can be a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and other allergens. Regular preventive maintenance includes cleaning and disinfecting system components, which improves the quality of the air you breathe in your home.

Performing regular preventive maintenance on your air conditioner not only offers short-term benefits, such as a cooler and healthier environment but also protects your investment in the long term.

7 Efficient Preventive Maintenance Keys for Retail Air Conditioners


1.- Benefits of preventive maintenance 

Performing preventive maintenance on your air conditioner is a task we recommend entrusting to a professional. Here are some basic steps to perform preventive maintenance:

1.      Filter cleaning or replacement: Dirty and clogged filters can reduce airflow and decrease system efficiency. Clean or replace filters according to the manufacturer's recommendations.

2.      Cleaning the coils: The evaporator and condenser coils can accumulate dirt and dust over time. At Optima Retail, we recommend cleaning these coils with a soft brush or coil cleaner according to the manufacturer's instructions.

3.      Checking electrical connections: A maintenance expert shall check all electrical connections to ensure that they are secure and in good condition. If necessary, loose terminals should be tightened, and any damaged wires replaced.

4.      Lubrication of moving components: Some components of the air conditioning system require regular lubrication to function optimally. Consult the manual to determine which components should be lubricated and use the appropriate lubricant.

5.      Refrigerant level check: If the air conditioning system uses refrigerant, check the level to make sure it is within the recommended range. If the level is low, there may be a leak in the system that needs to be repaired immediately.

6.      Checking the thermostat calibration: If you notice temperature problems or inaccurate readings, the thermostat may need to be recalibrated.

These are just a few basic steps you can take to perform preventive maintenance on your air conditioner. If you don't feel comfortable doing these tasks on your own, you can always hire us. At Optima Retail, we are experts in preventive and corrective maintenance.

2.- Common problems caused by lack of maintenance

When it comes to carrying out preventive maintenance on the air conditioning in shops, you can choose to do it in each shop or hire a professional from OPTIMA RETAIL.

Optima Retail offers a comprehensive maintenance service that knows no borders. With a global presence in more than 50 countries, we are committed to providing our customers with a unified service that is completely tailored to the speed demands of retail.

Performing preventive maintenance on your own may be an option for those who are comfortable performing basic maintenance tasks. However, it is important to note that self-performed preventive maintenance may not be suitable for everyone. Some reasons why you may want to consider hiring a professional include:

Experience: If the shop employee has no previous experience in air conditioning maintenance, no matter how willing they are, they may feel more comfortable leaving this task in the hands of a professional.

Time: Performing proper preventive maintenance can take time and effort. At all times in shops, they have to look good, and it would not be appropriate for the employee to sit with the maintenance while the shop is crowded.

Specialized equipment: Some preventive maintenance tasks require the use of specialized tools and equipment, making it more convenient to hire us as maintenance professionals for the speed and professionalism of each job.

3.- Steps to carry out preventive maintenance of the air-conditioning system

In each of the shops, we advise a thorough visual inspection of the air conditioning system. Look for signs such as wear, corrosion, dirt build-up, or any other obvious problems on the indoor and outdoor units, as well as on the electrical connections and piping.

Filter cleaning: Dirty air filters can reduce system efficiency and increase energy consumption. At every Optima Retail service, we remove and clean or if necessary replace the air filters.

Cleaning of indoor and outdoor units: Remember that cleaning should be done on both the indoor and outdoor units of the air conditioning system. Removing dirt, dust, and any obstructions that may affect airflow. Depending on the dirt, use a soft brush, damp cloth, or hoover to clean the surfaces.

Checking drains: Drains should not be forgotten, check that they are clean and clear to avoid blockages that could cause leaks or water damage. Cleaning the drains and checking that the water drains correctly are part of good maintenance.

Inspection of electrical components and connections: such as contactors, relays, and capacitors, for signs of wear, corrosion, or overheating. Check that everything is correctly connected and tightened.

Refrigerant level check: if necessary, a refrigerant recharge can be carried out according to the manufacturer's specifications.

Functional testing: Once all maintenance tasks have been completed, we move on to the phase of functional testing on the system to ensure that it is operating correctly and providing the right level of cooling.

4.- Recommended frequency of preventive maintenance

We recommend establishing a regular preventive maintenance program for air conditioning systems in all shops. The frequency of this maintenance may vary depending on factors such as the type of system, usage, and environmental conditions, but generally for Retail it is performed at least four times a year, especially before the summer season and before the winter season.

The frequency is also determined by the type of retail, visitor traffic, environment, sector. The more visitors the shop has and the more exposed it is to dust, the higher the number of inspections should be.

We advise keeping a detailed record of all maintenance activities performed, including dates, tasks performed, and any relevant problems or findings. This documentation can be useful for tracking maintenance history and planning future actions.

Hiring a professional from Optima Retail means hiring the agility, professionalism and efficiency with which we resolve any maintenance incident that may arise in any of your shops at any time and in any country. We have personalised attention 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and an emergency service.

5.- Professional preventive maintenance

Hiring an Optima Retail professional to perform preventive maintenance on your retail air conditioning has several advantages. Some advantages include:

Experience and knowledge: Optima Retail's team of professionals has the experience and knowledge to perform comprehensive and appropriate preventive maintenance in any country and at any time of day.

Appropriate equipment and tools: Optima Retail professionals have access to specialised equipment and tools that can guarantee quality preventive maintenance.

6.- Signs that air conditioning needs maintenance

It is important to watch for signs that your air conditioner needs maintenance. Here are some common signs that may indicate the need for preventive maintenance:

Weak air flow: If you notice that the air flow from your air conditioner is weak or insufficient, this indicates a problem in the system. Proper preventive maintenance can help fix this problem and restore optimal airflow.

Strange noises: If the air conditioner makes unusual noises, such as squeaking, vibrating, humming, or knocking, it could be a sign of a problem in the system. Preventive maintenance helps to identify and fix these problems before they become serious malfunctions.

Unpleasant odours: A dirty or poorly maintained air conditioner can emit unpleasant odours, such as mould or dampness. Regular preventive maintenance helps to eliminate these odours and improve the air quality in the shop.

Increase in energy bills: A significant increase in energy bills in any of the shops where there has been no change in usage indicates that the air conditioning is not operating efficiently. Preventive maintenance improves the energy efficiency of the system.

Performing preventive maintenance at the right time helps to avoid costly problems and ensure optimal system performance.

7.- Cost of preventive maintenance vs. cost of repairs

The cost of regular preventive maintenance is much lower compared to the cost of unplanned or major/urgent repairs. Proper preventive maintenance can identify and fix minor problems before they become larger, more costly problems.

In addition, preventive maintenance helps maintain the energy efficiency of the air conditioner, which means saving money on energy bills in the long run.

When it comes to preventive air conditioning maintenance, it is important to count on Optima Retail for its agility, efficiency, availability, speed, globalisation, quality controls and certifications.

With proper care, customers and employees will enjoy a fresh and healthy environment all year round, while saving money on energy bills.

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