Commercial HVAC Issues That Can Be Avoided

Commercial HVAC problems can be challenging to deal with. Fortunately, many of these issues are preventable with regular maintenance. Understanding common commercial HVAC problems and how to prevent them can significantly extend the life of your system, saving you both stress, expensive repairs and untimely replacements. Keep reading as Stone Heating and Air discusses some commercial HVAC issues that can be avoided.

Commercial HVAC Issues

Compressor Breakdown

The compressor pumps refrigerant through the system to cool the air. Unfortunately, a compressor can fail for a variety of reasons, including dirty coils, blocked suction lines or an electrical failure. A damaged compressor not only disrupts the cooling process but could also lead to a complete system breakdown if not addressed promptly. Regular maintenance and HVAC repair services can help identify potential issues before they escalate and cause the compressor to fail.

Broken Fan Motor

The fan motor helps circulate the conditioned air throughout your commercial space. Over time, due to constant use and wear and tear, the fan motor can fail. If your HVAC system is not cooling or heating properly or making unusual noises, it might indicate a failing fan motor. To ensure issues are identified and addressed immediately, consider conducting a routine check on your fan motors.

Boiler Issues

The boiler generates heat for your building. Problems with the boiler can be due to water leaks, faulty pressure relief valves or a malfunctioning thermostat. These issues can lead to inadequate heating, increased fuel consumption and even the risk of carbon monoxide leaks. If your building is not heating properly or if the boiler is making unusual sounds, it could be a sign of a looming problem with your boiler. Regular inspections are vital to detect and rectify these potential issues before they require a complete HVAC replacement.

Condenser Breakdown

Condenser breakdowns can seriously impact the performance of a commercial HVAC system. The condenser expels heat from the system, ensuring it cools effectively. Condensers can fail due to debris accumulation, corrosion or refrigerant leaks. If a condenser is not functioning effectively, it can lead to poor cooling, increased energy costs and additional strain on other parts of the HVAC system. Routine checks can reveal these issues before they cause a complete breakdown.

Refrigerant Leak

Refrigerant leaks occur when the refrigerant lines get damaged, causing the cooling agent to leak out. This not only reduces the efficiency of your HVAC system but can also lead to other damage. If there’s a leak, it is essential to get the refrigerant lines repaired or replaced immediately. Not addressing the problem can increase energy consumption, lead to poor cooling performance and potentially damage the environment due to the release of harmful refrigerants. Fortunately, this issue can be easily prevented with yearly inspections.

Understanding these common issues and the importance of regular maintenance can go a long way in preventing costly repair or replacement expenses. If you need HVAC maintenance or air conditioning repair, our team of HVAC experts at Stone Heating and Air can help. Call (541) 855-5521 or fill out our contact form to get started.

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