For those who manage a large retail building, office or medical building, your HVAC system is much different than those used for homes. Commercial HVAC systems must work to cool much larger spaces and will develop wear and tear over time due to the demanding workloads. When a commercial HVAC system begins to need repairs, it will develop signs or symptoms that will help alert you to the problem. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning will share some of the common signs and repair needs of a commercial HVAC system.
Why Does Warm Air Come Out of Vents?
One sign of problems that you will see in any HVAC system is when the air conditioning system begins to blow warm air and not cool air. You may first notice the inside of the building becoming increasingly warm. You then may want to investigate the problem. Start by holding your hand over the air vents. Feeling warm air? This is a common sign that the air conditioning system has a major problem. Warm air can point to a few different problems such as low refrigerant, dirty evaporator coils, or there might be a problem with the condenser. When there is warm air during the summer time the air conditioning system will need investigating to determine the reason why the air conditioner isn’t creating cool air properly.
Can an Old AC Unit Make Your Electric Bill Go Up?
When you are responsible for paying for the commercial building’s power bill you tend to watch the cost very closely. When the power bill begins to rise for no reason, often the problem is in the HVAC system. The HVAC system demands a lot of power, especially in a commercial building. When the bill begins to increase this is a sign the HVAC system is working longer and more often. When the HVAC system fails to cool down the inside of the building, it will trigger more and more cooling cycles. Your first step to determine if there is a problem with the HVAC system, is to see if a staff member decided to crank down the temperature in the building. Sometimes this can explain the increased bill. However, the question might be why did they crank down the temperature? Is it because the inside of the building is remaining too warm and uncomfortable? If the air conditioning isn’t cooling down the inside of the building this can point to many different problems. Poor cooling can be due to dirty filters or to the fan motor breaking down. There could be a refrigerant leak, the compressor is going out, or the condenser is failing. When the power bill increases make sure to have the HVAC system inspected to determine why the HVAC system is struggling.
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The life expectancy of commercial HVAC units is typically 15 to 20 years however it depends on a number of factors. Also, a commercial HVAC system isn’t close by where you can hear noises or other signs you would pick up with a residential HVAC system. This means you must not neglect your HVAC system maintenance and never ignore warm air or a struggling HVAC system. When the cooling system fails in a commercial setting be sure to seek out a professional HVAC service that knows and can perform repairs and maintenance on commercial HVAC systems. For residential and commercial HVAC services, contact Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning today.