4 Common Commercial HVAC Problems and How to Avoid Them

commercial hvac problemsCommercial HVAC systems are large and complex. It can be difficult to determine the exact sources of problems and what to do about them. But, you have a duty to keep HVAC systems operational for the safety and comfort of your employees, clients, as well as your own bottom line.

There are a few common commercial HVAC problems systems run into, but luckily they are relatively easy to avoid. Here are 5 to look out for.

1. Clogged Filters

If you’re having air quality problems, or your HVAC system is using more energy than it should, the problem is likely from dirty or clogged air filters. These will need to be replaced, and, to avoid future problems, they should be replaced quarterly.

2. Uneven Air Temperature and Flow

If parts of your commercial space are hot and others are cold, it’s likely because your dampers are unbalanced. To avoid future problems with dampers, it’s best to have your commercial HVAC contractor inspect airflow during regular maintenance.

3. Clogged Drain Line

If water is leaking from your commercial HVAC system, it’s likely because the drain line is clogged. This will happen periodically because of dirt and algae build-up, so the best way to avoid a clogged drain line is to occasionally clean it out.

4. Lack of Regular Maintenance

This is the most common cause of commercial HVAC problems. Without proper maintenance, any number of problems can occur and minor fixes can turn into huge expenses. Putting a maintenance schedule in place is vital to the health of your HVAC system.

Keep an eye out for these common HVAC problems. These commercial HVAC problems can be easily avoided, especially when working with a reputable commercial HVAC contractor.

If you’re experiencing any of these problems, especially if you already have regular maintenance and service scheduled, Donnelly Mechanical has unparalleled levels of service in the NYC area and experience in seamless contract transitions.

One thought on “4 Common Commercial HVAC Problems and How to Avoid Them

  1. It’s interesting that clogged filters are a common problem for commercial HVAC systems. It makes sense that with how dirty commercial parks can get in the area, one might experience a lot more dust in the filter than in a residential area. Utilizing your tips and replacing them each quarter could really help prevent significant problems from arising like the motor overworking itself because of the reduced air flow.

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