If your employees are complaining that it’s freezing, yet you’re feeling pretty toasty at your own desk, the problem might be your commercial HVAC system. Keep your cool in the office by checking out this list of common commercial heating and air conditioning problems and their solutions from the air conditioner service providers at Mechanical Technologies.
Temperature control issues. If temperatures are uneven throughout the building, there could be a stuck damper or thermostat issue impacting specific zones. This could be due to airflow blockages, refrigerant leaks, dirty evaporator coils or even improperly-sized equipment.
Odors from the ventilation system. There’s no way to know exactly what’s wrong with your AC unit without having it inspected. It may just be an unusual smell, but depending on what’s wrong with your unit, your employees’ health could be at risk. Check to see if there’s any damage to the outside of the unit. If you can’t find a reason for your smelly air conditioner, you might have a leak, and you’ll need to fix it as soon as possible. Talk to your AC repair team about installing UV air purifiers that will combat mold growth inside your HVAC system.
Electrical issues. If your commercial HVAC system shuts down unexpectedly, the problem just might be a blown fuse. If this happens a lot as your HVAC system cycles on, you may have an issue with your air conditioner’s capacitor.
The air conditioner capacitor ensures an even electric current through your condenser. Should it break or malfunction, fuses are likely to blow. This may not be an expensive or difficult-to-fix problem, but it’s still best left to an HVAC professional.
Run your heating system low and often. Even during periods of time when there’s nobody in the office, keep your heat on low or on a timer throughout the day, as this will prevent the pipes from freezing and leading to costly damage.
Optimize your energy consumption. You can increase the efficiency of your energy system by replacing old windows with fully-insulated ones. You can also insulate around your doors and replace roof insulation so that heat stays in the building longer.
Look after your equipment. Make sure that your staff is taking care of equipment in shared spaces. It’s also a good idea to hire a cleaner to keep on top of things your staff might overlook. You’d be surprised how many issues dirt and dust can create within a building.
Don’t ignore the signs that your commercial HVAC equipment needs repaired, as the wait could be costly in various ways. To learn more about air duct cleaning and our other HVAC services, call Mechanical Technologies at (915) 265-5453 or fill out our contact form.