Commercial HVAC systems regulate your business’ temperature and improves the quality of the indoor air. As the system ages, it becomes less efficient and less reliable in performing its function, and that can lead to discomfort in your business or office. Here are six common problems with commercial HVAC systems and how to fix them in Pembroke Pines, FL.
Commercial HVAC Leaking Refrigerant
Insufficient refrigerant can cause problems to your HVAC systems efficiency. A refrigerant is a liquid substance that is vital in the production of cool air and the removal of heat. Its quantity can be reduced as a result of leaks or theft from your system.
Refrigerants are also responsible for dehumidifying the air. To fix this problem, you need to refill the refrigerant to restore your system’s ability to cool the air. If the level of humidity increases, your HVAC system may require preventive maintenance.
The air conditioner has evaporator coils that can freeze and develop a layer of frost. This can reduce your system’s ability to cool your home. Removing the ice buildup and defrosting the coils can resolve this issue and restore the system’s ability to cool your home. The commercial system typically has a function to automatically do this, however, if that system isn’t working, a technician can determine the problem and repair it.
Reduced Indoor Air Quality
Air filters in your commercial HVAC system trap dust, dirt and other particulates in the air. This helps to improve the quality of indoor air. Increased allergies and biological growths are signs of low quality indoor air. Filters should be checked monthly and changed at least quarterly, more often if needed.
Your HVAC system may start producing strange noises that are louder than usual, and this could be a sign that something is wrong with it. The noise could be a result of loose components, unfastened access panels or doors or parts that produce banging or rattling noises. It could also mean that your HVAC system has some other serious issues.
Screeching or squealing noises are signs that your fan or other moving parts require lubrication. It could also mean that your fan belt requires replacement. You should contact professional experts to tune-up and replace your fan belts since this can increase the lifespan of your HVAC system.
Sometimes the HVAC system may stop working entirely. This might be due to a problem with your thermostat. Some thermostats run on batteries, and the thermostat may go off when the batteries run down. If the thermostat screen is not lit or blank, that indicates that the batteries are down and they need replacement.
Another cause of an unresponsive HVAC system may be a tripped circuit breaker. Power surges in electrical lines can cause a trip in the breakers, and this could be a problem if it becomes persistent. You can fix a tripped circuit breaker by resetting the breaker system. If it continues to trip, there is often an electrical issue that needs attention.
Commercial HVAC System Capacity
The size of your business or office needs to match the capacity of your HVAC system for it to be effective in cooling the building. If the system is too big for the space, it will result in inefficiencies and wastage of power. This might increases your monthly energy bills.
If the system is too small, it will not cool properly, and the energy bills will be higher than they should be.
Cool air can escape through cracks or leaks in the ductwork. If the ductwork is not properly insulated, it could mean that your system is working harder than usual to cool you’re the office. If you suspect leaks in the duct system, you should call a commercial HVAC technician for assistance in determining where the leaks are and the best way to seal and insulate the ductwork.
HI-VAC Air Conditioning Service offers affordable services in air conditioning repair, maintaining heat pumps, and installing ductless systems. We are reliable, dependable and trustworthy in performing preventive maintenance and indoor air quality solutions. Contact HI-VAC Air Conditioning Service today for all your commercial HVAC services.
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