5 Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial HVAC Systems

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
frequently asked questions about commercial HVACR

The summer season may be winding down, but if you’re living in the Texas Panhandle, it’s still hot. If you own a commercial HVAC system, you may be concerned about its status after a hot summer season. The following will go over some of the most frequently asked questions about these systems and how you can improve efficiency.

1. What is sheet metal and how is it used in ductwork?

Ductwork is a series of tunnels through which ventilated air, both heated and cooled, moves throughout a building. The ductwork is the distribution system for your HVAC. It is made of sheet metal, which is sturdy, easy to clean, and non-combustible. This means it is the ideal material to construct ductwork.

2. My bill is high, my employees are unhappy, and my customers are uncomfortable. What should I do?

Unfortunately, your HVAC system alone may not be able to keep your building cool, customers happy, and employees comfortable. Sometimes, if your building is old, it could result in high energy bills and efficiency problems. A combination of factors could lead to these performance issues, including aging, improperly sized or neglected HVAC equipment, and operational issues. An HVAC system that doesn’t account for the increased heat generated by your computers, lighting, or industrial equipment could cause problems. Inefficient building materials and insulation that allow loss of treated air can also increase energy costs and discomfort.

3. How do I increase my HVAC system’s efficiency?

There are a few things you can do to increase the efficiency of your commercial HVAC. Contact an experienced maintenance and repair company with history providing services to commercial businesses to inspect your property and suggest improvements and repairs. The technicians should be able to handle some basic updates before doing any major work.

First, they should check and reseal your ductwork to prevent air leaks. Second, you can have your ductwork redesigned to remove excess sections to increase the efficient movement of air. Third, if you have older equipment, replace it with newer, more efficient components. Finally, you can also install direct digital controls. These allow you to automate and control many functions from a single location.

4. What benefits will regular commercial HVAC maintenance provide?

If you want lower energy bills and a well-functioning HVAC system, regular maintenance should be a top priority. HVAC systems are prone to develop inefficiencies (e.g., debris builds up in ductworks which reduces air flow). The only way to address the deficiencies is through regular maintenance and cleaning of the system. In fact, if you don’t maintain your commercial HVAC, you could experience preventable and expensive breakdowns.

If you engage in regular maintenance, you can expect multiple benefits. Increased lifespan of your system, increased safety, reduced breakdowns, lower energy bills, and a decreased need for mid-season repairs are a just a few examples. Repairs are usually conducted at the end of summer and winter, as these seasons put the most stress on your system.

5. What qualities should I look for in a commercial HVAC service provider?

One of the best ways to keep your HVAC system in tip-top shape is to work with a commercial service provider who knows your system and your business. The longer the relationship, the better the service you should receive.

Look for a company with decades of experience providing commercial HVAC maintenance, repair, and installation. You should also look for a company with experience in your area. You want someone who knows what to expect from your local climate and how best to create a customized maintenance schedule.

Commercial HVAC services from Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical Inc.

If you would like to hire a commercial HVAC provider, give Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical Inc. a call. We have been providing HVACR and Plumbing services for over 50 years throughout the Texas panhandle and the tri-state area. You can reach us at (806) 376-8345 or Contact Us by email to learn more. You can also stop by our office at 404 S. Hayden St. in Amarillo, Texas.