Commercial HVAC/R Issues You Could Have During Winter

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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Business owners have had a lot of different things to focus on this year. Your HVAC/R system shouldn’t be another problem to solve. It is important to understand the basics of your unit(s) so you can know when to call in a professional. Here are some of the most common issues that can affect a commercial HVAC/R system.

The heater is blowing cold air

If you have a heat pump and the air conditioner comes on, there could be an issue with the thermostat. The first step is to see if it is set to cool. Next, check to make sure there are no leaks in the system. Finally, if you are able, look at the refrigerant level of the pump. If you have a regular heater, there could be other problems at hand.

You can get a performance audit across your entire property to see what areas might be affected the most. This should be done by a professional commercial HVAC company. The tech you work with can also do the basic troubleshooting steps mentioned above.

The unit is frozen over with ice

If your unit(s) is located outdoors, the cold winter weather can actually cause the coils to freeze. This typically happens during normal operation and will cause the heater to enter a defrost cycle. If this doesn’t fix the issue, or if it goes into defrost mode often, you will need to contact a commercial HVAC expert.

Issues with draining

If water is draining improperly from your HVAC/R unit, it can cause a freeze-up that affects performance. You can usually tell your HVAC unit isn’t draining properly if there is dripping or leakage. To help prevent this issue, make sure the unit is on a stable surface and change the filters regularly.

The HVAC just stops working

Commercial HVAC/R units are more complicated than residential variants, but they are prone to similar problems. If yours suddenly stops working, check that there are no issues with electrical connectivity. Because these types of systems are unique to each property, it is best to hire a professional company to diagnose and repair all issues.

There is a decrease in efficiency or increase in your costs

Sometimes HVAC/R issues can result in decreased performance and efficiency, as well as increased utility costs. There are so many issues that these changes can point to, but sometimes they are as simple as having a dirty condenser coil. Other times they are more serious.

Regular HVAC/R maintenance will help stop problems

The best way to prevent HVAC issues in any season is to have maintenance done regularly. By working with an experienced commercial HVAC/R company, you can be sure that your system runs smoothly and efficiently throughout the year.

To learn more about our Services or how regular maintenance can prevent these common issues (and more), give us a call at (806) 376-8345. We provide services throughout the Texas Panhandle and Tri-State area.