Designing Heating and Cooling Systems in Large Buildings
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Designing Heating and Cooling Systems in Large Buildings

Have you ever wondered what goes into a heating or air conditioning system for a large office building or another large building like a mall or a school? My name is Evelyn, and I am an HVAC architect. I design heating and air conditioning systems for large, corporate buildings. Making sure that a large building with many rooms or offices is efficiently heated and cooled is a very large job and is much more complicated than simply heating or cooling a home. This blog will educate the reader on how heating and cooling jobs this large are designed and completed.


Designing Heating and Cooling Systems in Large Buildings

3 Common Issues With Furnaces

Nicole Jacobs

Furnaces are resilient pieces of machinery, and they need to be, considering they have the not-so-humble job of heating the entirety of your house. However, like all machines, furnaces can malfunction or simply cease doing their job or perhaps become slightly less efficient at doing their job. There is usually an explanation for why a furnace is acting this way. Read on and discover what could be causing a number of common issues associated with your furnace.

Blower Issues

If your furnace's blower is not circulating air, but the furnace's motor seems to be running without issue, the cause of the problem could be something simple. It is most likely that the belt that connects these two components has either slipped or become worn down. Before working on the furnace, ensure that both the electrical power and gas has been shut off to the furnace itself. Then, open the cabinet door to the furnace and inspect the belt. If it has slipped, simply reconnect it in its proper location. If the belt looks worn, it is recommended that you read the number that is stamped on the belt, and seek out a replacement from the Internet or your local hardware store.

Circuit Breaker Issues

If your furnace is not heating up your home, the issue might be due to your circuit breaker. Check your circuit panel and see if the breaker for the furnace has tripped. If it has, reset the circuit breaker. This might resolve the problem. However, if this continues to be an issue, there might be two problems at hand. The first is that your furnace has blown a fuse. Fuses are both easy to replace and inexpensive. However, it could also be the case that your furnace is, for some reason, placing an undue strain on your electrical system or there is a short in your electric system. If either of these two issues are the case, you may want to consider calling on the services of a professional electrician.

Your Furnace Cycles On And Off Too Often

If at one moment your furnace is heating your home and the next it is turning off, only to have this process repeat itself, the issue is most likely due a faulty thermostat. The thermostat is what tells your furnace the temperature of your home so it can blow in heat or quit, accordingly. Often times, replacing the thermostat is an easy and quick fix that will resolve the issue.

For more information, consider contacting a heating repair service in your area.