Sooner or later, you will be dealing with certain problems with your commercial heating and cooling system. While major problems require professional help, some minor issues may only need DIY fixes. Here are 5 of the most common commercial HVAC problems and what you can do about them.
- Lack Of Preventive Maintenance
Preventive maintenance is the most important way to keep your unit in tip top shape. Many other problems arise due to poor maintenance of HVAC units. Be sure to let your HVAC contractor inspect your systems regularly to check possible cause of problems and make minor repairs.
You can perform preventive maintenance in your home but it is still good to enter a maintenance agreement with an HVAC professional. Your local HVAC specialist will keep track of your schedule to ensure that your system is properly utilized.
- Dirty Air Filters
The job of the air filters is to remove dust and particulates from the air before it is released by your system. Overtime, the dust gathered by the filters blocked the airflow. Clogged or dirty air filter is another common commercial HVAC problem. You can fix this issue by simply swapping in a new filter for your system.
- Thermostat Issue
Your system may not work if there’s a problem with the thermostat. This is another common HVAC problem but does not require much expense to be fixed.
Always inspect the batteries of your thermostat. Batteries keep it going so make sure to put fresh batteries then check if the problem is fixed. If not, then you need to replace your thermostat.
The location might also affect your thermostat’s function. Do not put them in places directly hit by the sun’s rays. It may cause inaccurate readings and your HVAC system might not respond properly.
- Lack Of Refrigerant
Refrigerant is the liquid that allows air to cool. Refrigerant deficiency in your system is another common HVAC problem encountered by homeowners. If refrigerant is lost, your AC system will not cool properly and other connecting problems may happen to your unit. Call your trusted HVAC technician to restore your system’s refrigerants. Do not try doing this yourself, or you might just cause another problem.
- Airflow Problems
Airflow issues may arise when there are air leaks in the ductworks. This problem may cause inconsistent heating and cooling which can damage your system and give inconvenience in your home. Air leaks may be caused by obstructed condenser unit or blocked vents and registers.
If you’re having problems with your commercial HVAC system, do not hesitate to call Albers Air Conditioning & Heating. We are committed to give you quality service for residential and commercial HVAC maintenance, repair and replacement.