Although commercial HVAC systems are designed to put up with a lot of use and abuse, they aren’t immune to issues with performance. In this short guide, we’ll explore a few of the most common commercial HVAC issues and how you can get things running smoothly again.
1. Poor Air Quality
Poor air quality isn’t just a nuisance, it can lead to respiratory problems, increased frequency of colds and sick days, reduced productivity, and unpleasant smells. Reduced air quality is a common concern among commercial HVAC customers, with problems ranging from simple to complex. In many cases changing air filters and cleaning ductwork is enough to resolve the issue. In other cases, issues with ductwork may be present.
2. Inconsistent Airflow Throughout the Office / Building
Airflow inconsistencies are a common issue those in corporate and business settings experience. Despite a consistent temperature setting, one room or area of the building may be chilly while others are hot. This can be the result of faulty or damaged ductwork, blocked or clogged vents, issues with insulation, or a weakening blower motor.
3. System Capacity
Business needs often evolve over time. Office expansions, removal of walls, reorganization of layouts and more can all tax an existing system that was set up and optimized for the former architectural layout. If your business’ needs have changed dramatically, it may be time to reassess upgrading systems or retrofitting ductwork and other elements to meet your new demands.