When it comes to ensuring comfort at your commercial property, a well-functioning HVAC system is indispensable. Understanding common HVAC problems and knowing how to address them can save you from discomfort and potentially costly repairs.
Dirty Condenser Coils: The condenser coils play a crucial role in the cooling process of your HVAC system. Over time, these coils can accumulate dust, dirt, and debris, hindering their ability to dissipate heat efficiently. As a result, the unit may overheat and trigger its safety limits, leading to it going offline. This issue won’t resolve itself until the coils are cleaned properly. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning the coils at least once a year, can prevent this problem. You can also keep the surrounding area clear of debris and foliage to minimize dirt buildup.
Leak in the System: A leak in the HVAC system can lead to several problems, with one of the most noticeable signs being a frozen coil or line. When there is a leak, the refrigerant level drops, causing the coil to freeze due to inadequate heat transfer. A frozen coil obstructs the airflow, resulting in poor cooling performance and potential damage to the compressor. If you notice ice formation, it’s crucial to call a professional HVAC technician immediately. We can detect the leak, repair it, and recharge the refrigerant to restore your unit’s functionality.
Condensate Pump and Pan Malfunctions: The condensate pump and pan are responsible for collecting and draining the excess moisture produced during the cooling process. If they are not working correctly, the moisture may accumulate and cause a leak in your ceiling tiles or surrounding areas. This not only damages your property but can also create an environment for mold growth, which poses health risks. Regularly inspecting the condensate pump and pan can help identify issues early on. Ensure that they are clear of any clogs or debris, and if you notice any signs of malfunction, seek professional assistance promptly.
Crockett Facilities Services can help you take proactive steps to prevent major breakdowns and costly repairs. Call Crockett at 301-781-7011 for HVAC repairs and preventive maintenance. We’re ready to help!