It’s the beginning of April and spring is in full swing. But it won’t be long until summer temperatures make the inside of your commercial building unbearably hot. All of the computer equipment that your business relies on needs to be kept cool, and with the unpredictable spring weather in Maryland, you’re never quite sure if it’s going to be hot one day or cold the next. Here are some frequently-encountered commercial HVAC issues that you will need to sort out.
One of the most common problems with commercial HVAC systems is when the wires wear out. These wiring issues can result in inadequate heating and cooling, and other malfunctions that can give you a headache. However, most building owners and property managers won’t know how to fix the problem. Sometimes, even electricians won’t know what to do. That’s why it’s essential to have a preventative maintenance partner who is knowledgeable about these issues and has technicians that can resolve any wiring issues. If the circuit breaker trips when it isn’t supposed to, that will cause power problems and short-circuiting that could become a fire hazard.
The thermostat can also be a problem. The thermostat is often the only part of the system you or your employees will know how to control. Let’s say that you adjusted it to the temperature that you want, but there has been no change in environmental conditions. One way to fix this is by replacing the batteries. There might also be an issue with calibration. If no one in the office has an idea on how to fix it, then it’s time to call on a professional to come and inspect it.
Insufficient cooling wouldn’t seem like a problem. But spring is here, and summer is on the way, and that means higher daytime temperatures. The sunlight coming in through the windows will already start to make the building hotter. So if there isn’t enough cooling, then it becomes a bigger problem.
Finally, think about how much noise that your HVAC system makes. Excessive noise can be distracting to everyone in your office. The noise could be coming from worn-down components that need to be replaced. Think about it this way – worn-out brakes on a car will make a loud noise, so why wouldn’t worn-out parts in an HVAC unit? Friction is the cause of the issue, but you won’t know that for sure until you lean on professional expertise.
Crockett Facilities Can Help!
Crockett Facilities Services, Inc. (CFSI) is committed to helping building owners, property managers, engineers, and facility professionals lower their operating expenses through HVAC preventive maintenance. We can develop a cost-effective, customized preventive maintenance plan for your commercial building that will provide you with peace of mind, improved comfort, and energy savings.
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