The Most Common Commercial HVAC Problems

The HVAC system in your commercial building does more than just maintain consistent temperatures. Employee productivity, safety, and energy bills can all suffer as a result of untended commercial HVAC problems, which put the comfort and health of building occupants at further risk.

Therefore, implementing a preventative maintenance program for your commercial building is essential to ensuring that your heating and cooling systems operate correctly and efficiently year-round.

Repairs will be required on even the most well-maintained equipment from time to time, particularly if you notice odors or poor indoor air quality, strange or unfamiliar sounds, inconsistent airflow or uneven heating and cooling throughout your building, a reduction in system efficiency, or an unexpected increase in heating and cooling costs.

To help keep your commercial HVAC system performing at its best, below are the most common commercial HVAC problems that should be addressed as soon as possible. 

Dirty or Clogged HVAC Air Filters

Due to the dirt and wear on your air conditioning filters, your system will have to work harder, which will increase your energy costs and shorten the lifespan of your system. Your HVAC system will perform at its best if it is monitored regularly and has its filters changed on a quarterly basis. By preventing dust, allergens, and other air pollutants from entering your building, you will also improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your building overall.

System Leaks

Refrigeration is made possible by the use of liquid agents known as refrigerants. Refrigerants, which are contained within the coils of an HVAC system, are responsible for cooling and dehumidifying indoor air. In the event that your unit does not have enough refrigerant, it will be unable to perform its functions and the air it produces will not be very cold. Besides making the inside of your building too hot (resulting in uncomfortable tenants), this problem causes the condenser to work overtime, resulting in additional – and more expensive– system problems down the road.

Irregular Commercial HVAC Preventative Maintenance 

The most important thing you can do for the HVAC system in your building is to invest in a preventative maintenance program. When you don’t have regular, routine maintenance performed on your HVAC system, minor problems can quickly escalate into costly repairs – and system failure becomes much more likely. HVAC performance problems can be avoided with regular inspections and service because service technicians can identify and correct issues that are preventing your equipment from performing as it was designed to do.

If you notice any of the above problems with your commercial HVAC system, it’s crucial to arrange for an inspection by a licensed technician. Contact the Xtraire team today to diagnose system problems and arrange for the repairs you need to stay comfortable in your commercial building.