3 Common Commercial HVAC System Issues

When the warm summer months arrive, the air conditioning system is one of the most important aspects of a building. Without it, the heat and humidity can raise the indoor temperature to a scorching level. This can become dangerous to the health of the occupants, especially if they are elderly. Ensuring that your air conditioning system is working properly as the warm weather arrives will protect your employees’ health and allow them to remain comfortable, which will increase productivity! Here are three of the most common problems to look out for with a commercial HVAC system.

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Clogged Filters

The air filters are an essential part of an HVAC system as they trap dirt, dust, and allergens, keeping them from being spread around the building. Air filters are only designed to trap so much of this debris before they need to be changed. Failure to change the air filters regularly could result in the system becoming clogged. In addition to poor air quality, this will result in your system needing to work harder to spread the air around the building. The stress put on the system in this way will lessen its lifespan. While changing the air filters regularly will help alleviate this problem, having a professional inspect the system will allow you to prevent the problem as well.

 

Ductwork Problems

The HVAC system in a building consists of a series of ducts. The air is pushed and directed through these ducts to enter the right rooms. Dampers are valves or plates that stop, regulate, and direct the airflow so that each room ends up being the desired temperature. There are a variety of duct problems that can have a negative impact on the quality of air being circulated around the building. Some of the most common problems include imbalanced dampers, leaks, corrosion, and clogs. These ducts can also become loose or dented which will affect the air quality and circulation. Ducts are hidden away so whenever there is an issue with HVAC ducts, a professional is needed to solve the issue.

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Malfunctioning Thermostat

Every HVAC system features a thermostat, which is used to determine the desired temperature. The thermostat is the boss of an HVAC system, telling each part of the system what to do in order to create the desired environment. If the thermostat is not working correctly, the other aspects of the HVAC system will not provide the appropriate amount of air at the right temperature. This could result in the building becoming too hot or cold, making it an uncomfortable place to work. Having a professional repair a malfunctioning thermostat will pay off tenfold. Comfortable employees are happy employees!

 

When the warm summer months arrive, it’s important to ensure that your HVAC system is working properly. Problems with your HVAC unit could result in poor air quality and a different temperature than what the thermostat reads. Calling a professional to service your system will allow you to avoid these problems before they arise. Call Shriver Mechanical today if you’re in need of commercial HVAC service in Acworth!