Good quality air ensures a comfortable atmosphere and influences the productivity levels of workers.
If you are a facility manager, it is your duty to make sure that employers are able to provide a conducive work environment for their workers. Good quality air ensures a comfortable atmosphere and influences the productivity levels of workers. It is also good for their health. If your commercial HVAC system is not accomplishing this, here are some potential issues and solutions.
The Ducts May Be Cracked
If there is a difference of temperature in different regions of the building it may be due to inconsistent air flow. This often happens when the ducts have cracks.
Cracked ducts can also be harmful to health. They produce tiny pieces of fiberglass insulation. These bits may be propelled into the air stream by the blower. If the debris is inhaled it can cause respiratory issues. Additionally, these particles may settle down on your HVAC’s electric components and cause a breakdown.
Call a St. Louis HVAC technician and seal the cracks as soon as the problem arises.
Filters May Be Dirty
If you find that the air in your office is musty or has an unpleasant odor, your air filter may be dirty. Another reason for this could be that there is a gas leak. Or else, there may be overheated parts, condensed water may have accumulated, or debris from the outside air may have melted on the system’s heat exchanger.
You should make it a point to replace the filters every month.
The Size Of The System May Not Be Appropriate
When installing a commercial HVAC system, you should consider the size of the building and choose the equipment which has the appropriate capacity needed for the building. If the capacity is more or less, the quality of the air will not be at the optimum level. There will either be insufficient ventilation or too much airflow. This can make the work environment seem windy.
A Broken Part May Be Stuck in the System
If you start hearing rattling noises coming from your HVAC system, check if a broken part is caught in it. The sound can be very loud and disturb or distract workers. If you notice or hear of any such problem, seek professional help.
The Drains May Be Blocked
If your system is not performing optimally, the drains may be blocked. If the drain pipe is blocked due to the accumulation of dirt or debris, the water from the condenser is not drained out. This may cause water damage to the system. Therefore, you should check regularly and keep the pipe clear.
Check the Capacitors and Fuses
The capacitors are very important to start and run the HVAC system. The fuses in the system prevent overheating. So, if the system stops working abruptly you should check the circuit breaker.
Problems are frequent when commercial HVAC systems are not maintained properly. Simple routine checks by a professional St. Louis HVAC Company can help to make the system function optimally. Give Hely Heating & Air Conditioning a call 24/7 at (636) 305-9555.