Modern sports arenas, commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, and retail businesses have something in common: They practically all use commercial HVAC systems. While commercial and residential HVAC systems share some characteristics, commercial HVAC systems are more complex machines designed to provide indoor comfort to anywhere from a few dozen people to tens of thousands of people.
If your commercial HVAC system fails, the costs of lost business and/or lower productivity could add up quickly. Wouldn’t you like to know the finer points of commercial HVAC repair and maintenance to help avoid potential losses? Here’s what to know.
Hire a Commercial HVAC Contractor
Commercial HVAC systems have significantly more wiring and parts than residential HVAC systems. Moreover, commercial HVAC systems are often designed in a complex modular configuration with sophisticated temperature-sensor layouts. When you are searching for an HVAC company to service your commercial HVAC, only consider contractors with extensive commercial HVAC experience and expertise.
Maintaining Building Codes
Keep in mind that your commercial HVAC system and your commercial building must stay up to code following an HVAC repair or replacement. A qualified commercial HVAC contractor will know local and state commercial building codes very well, will be abreast of any recent code changes, and will know the rules of the National Electric Code (NEC) and local amendments and alterations.
Common Commercial HVAC Repairs
What follows are some of the finer points and repairs common to commercial HVAC systems:
- HVAC system shuts down due to overheating.
- Clogged air filters cause blower motors to fail.
- Parts such as hot-surface igniters, flame sensors, and capacitors break down over time and need to be replaced.
- Odd noises, such as grinding and rattling, often signal an impending failure of a blower motor and ductwork, respectively.
- Water leaks from clogged or broken drain lines and damages property.
Planned Commercial Maintenance
Planned commercial HVAC maintenance aid in preventing HVAC failures and shutdowns by maintaining optimal operating conditions and replacing parts before they fail and disrupt service, hopefully avoiding the need for commercial HVAC repair. Consult your HVAC contractor for more benefits of planned maintenance.
When you need commercial HVAC services for your Eastern North Carolina business, call the pros at Jackson & Sons.