Common HVAC System Problems

A proper Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is an essential component to any company or commercial building. This is especially true with summer in full swing. Any business owner or facility manager know that business operations can’t continue if an HVAC system breaks down. To prevent this from happening to your facility here are some solutions to common air conditioning problems.

Dirty Filters

A dirty filter filled with air contaminants can have a terrible impact on your HVAC system. To ensure your air conditioning unit is functioning at its peak performance, change you air filters every month, or at least every 90 days. This will prevent your air conditioning motor from having to work twice as hard to combat all those contaminants, which can shorten the life of your unit. This is an easy and quick solution to a common air conditioning problem.

Electric control failure

If the fan and compressor controls start to malfunction on your system, this may be a sign the wires in your unit have begun to corrode. This failure is often the result of turning your air conditioning system on and off. To prevent this from happening in the future, don’t turn your system off when the facility is closed for the night. Instead, increase your thermostat by a few degrees to save on your electricity bill.  

Clogged Drains

It is not uncommon for your drain to get clogged with dirt and debris. To prevent this from happening in the future, pour bleach down your condensate drain once a month. This mixture will help break up blockages and clean your system thoroughly.

Dirty A/C Coils

Another important part of maintaining your air conditioning unit is cleaning your A/C coils. When your system’s coils are not properly maintained, you will lower comfort levels in your building and have a hefty electric bill. The dirt buildup on your condenser and evaporator coils can negatively impact the performance end efficiency of your system. In addition to wiping them down yourself, have a professional thoroughly clean your coils during your annual maintenance meeting.

With these helpful tips, you’ll be sure to have a fully functioning air conditioning unit and prevent problems from occurring in the future.