Your commercial HVAC system is responsible for keeping your employees and customers comfortable. When your system starts acting up, it can pose problems, such as productivity and comfort issues. Here are the most common commercial HVAC problems you may encounter at your Louisville, KY, business.

Low Refrigerant

Some people think that running the air conditioner depletes the refrigerant reserves. This isn’t true because the refrigerant lines and coils don’t allow the refrigerant to escape, leaving the air conditioner low. This causes a low refrigerant charge.

Low refrigerant makes your air conditioner work harder to cool your business. This causes it also to run longer and overheat, thus causing a breakdown.

Obstructed Airflow

Dirty filters can cause an obstructed airflow; they happen because most people rarely replace their air filters. The more the AC runs, the dirtier the filters become, which ultimately block air passage.

The growth of vegetation around the outdoor HVAC unit obstructs airflow, thus reducing your indoor air quality. This causes your unit to run inefficiently due to overheating.

Dirty and Clogged Air Filters

Neglecting to change your air filters can result in high energy bills and an inefficient unit. Staying on top of this simple maintenance task can improve your business’s indoor air quality and keep your system in good condition.

Lack of Maintenance

You should schedule commercial HVAC maintenance at least once a year. If you forgo preventive maintenance, your system will inevitably develop repair issues that can become costly. Your system could also break down, causing you to replace your system.

Malfunctioning Thermostat

If your system is heating or cooling your building the way it’s supposed to be, then the culprit could be your thermostat. You don’t want temperature malfunctions to impact the productivity of your business. Schedule an appointment so that an HVAC technician can diagnose the issue.

Birkhead Co. provides professional commercial HVAC services for business owners in Louisville, KY. Our team of specialized technicians treats customers like family. Contact Birkhead Co. for preventive maintenance today.

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