In Florida, where MaintenX is headquartered, most of our businesses experience HVAC problems at least once during their ownership or rental of older buildings. HVAC machines are some of the most weathered components of your facility due to daily use and overexertion in peak summer and winter months. If you operate a commercial kitchen or medical facility where ventilation is also put into overdrive, you can expect to invest more in HVAC maintenance than any other part of your maintenance protocol.
Below are three of the most common HVAC emergencies for businesses, and what you can do to prevent them from happening to you:
When HVAC maintenance is lacking, ignition problems are incredibly common. They can result from pilot, flame sensor, or burner issues often caused by dirt buildup or wear and tear on the parts. One of the most common symptoms of this is short cycling, but it can lead to a complete HVAC breakdown if you don’t tend to it. The best way to prevent ignition problems is to schedule regular cleaning so your parts are in good shape and your HVAC technician has the ability to catch problems early while they run inspections.
Mechanical wear and tear
Even a well-maintained system will experience wear and tear on belts, bearings, and other components within the vents and furnace. However, these can be exacerbated by overheating, improper airflow, or general lack of care for HVAC parts. While you cannot fully prevent wear and tear on parts, you can ensure parts are changed before they cause problems with regular maintenance checks on your HVAC system.
If you ever experience HVAC issues but don’t notice any unusual change in noise or functioning of the units themselves, your thermostat is likely the culprit. If your thermostat is not registering the right temperature, your HVAC system will either run all day or will run shorter cycles because it is reacting to wrong information. You may need to move your thermostat, repair it, or replace it with a smart thermostat to ensure your facility is at a comfortable temperature.
MaintenX can work with you to resolve these problems and many more through preventative care programs for your HVAC system. Our preventative maintenance helps you avoid costly repairs and extend the service life of your machinery, leading to long-term cost savings. To learn more, give your local MaintenX team a call today!