A commercial HVAC system has the same components as a residential HVAC system, but they are typically much larger, have a more complicated wiring system, and may have multiple thermostats since a commercial HVAC system must heat and cool multiple zones. Thus, since commercial HVAC systems are complicated and have numerous parts, they can develop problems from time to time. If you experience any major HVAC issues in a commercial building, it is important to have them repaired by a licensed HVAC contractor who is highly experienced in working on commercial systems. Some of the most common issues that a commercial HVAC system may experience include the following:
Water Pooling Around HVAC Unit
If you own or manage a commercial building, it is in your best interest to visually inspect the HVAC units on the property on a regular basis. During a visual inspection, you may notice water pooling around the HVAC unit. This type of leakage can often mean that the drain lines have either cracked or become clogged. It is also possible that pooling water can be due to an issue with the evaporator or collector box. A commercial HVAC contractor will be able to diagnose the issue and quickly repair it.
Tripping Circuit Breakers
Due to their large size, a commercial HVAC system can draw a lot of power. However, a system in good working condition will not cause the circuit breakers to trip. In the event that your building's circuit breakers begin to trip on a regular basis, it may be because something is blocking the airflow inside the HVAC system. Never ignore your HVAC system tripping circuit breakers -- it is important to have this type of issue remedied as soon as possible.
A commercial HVAC system doesn't make strange or odd sounds for no reason -- when this occurs, it is a red flag that something is wrong. Don't make the mistake of continuing to run the HVAC system if you can hear screeching, grinding, or whining sounds. These types of odd sounds indicate that one or more components within the system have worn out and likely need to be replaced. Failure to have the HVAC system repaired in a very timely manner can result in your units failing altogether, and if that happens you will have to spend a lot of money to purchase new commercial HVAC units and have them installed in the building.
Contact a provider of commercial HVAC services today to learn more.