For a brick-and-mortar business, keeping your HVAC unit up and running is essential to ensuring the safety and comfort of workers and customers. This is especially important if you operate in an area that experiences extreme temperatures. Here are some of the most common commercial HVAC problems you might encounter and what you can do about them.
The HVAC unit needs two capacitors to work: start and run. If even one of these burn out, the HVAC unit will not function properly. A commercial HVAC contractor will need to replace the capacitor to restore normal function.
Poor Air Quality
From mold, to dust to a gas leak, there are many reasons for poor air quality. If you suspect there is a gas leak in your building, you must evacuate everyone immediately and call the relevant authorities. However, for other poor air quality problems, a dirty filter is likely to blame.
System Over or Under Capacity
Sometimes an HVAC unit is too small or large for the space it is meant to heat or cool. When this happens, you end up with a system that will either work well but inefficiently, or which doesn’t work very well at all. A trained technician can inspect your system to see what is at fault, and then he may be able to make the necessary adjustments.
Hot or Cold Spots
Are there some areas in the office building that are unreasonably colder or hotter than others? Leaks or cracks in the ductwork may be the cause of this. To find out if this or something else is the reason for your hot or cold spots, a trained technician will need to inspect the unit.
Lack of Maintenance
Like any other mechanical system, HVAC units require routine maintenance. Don’t wait until they begin to malfunction, or the system fails altogether, to fix a problem. Scheduled routine maintenance will allow you to catch smaller problems before they escalate, which helps to lengthen the unit’s lifespan.
As with any other high-functioning machine in your house, from time to time it may trip or blow a fuse. So, if your HVAC unit suddenly stops working, the fuse box is the first place you should check.
Is there a strange clunking or thudding noise in your HVAC unit? This is usually caused by a piece of loose ductwork or a broken fan.