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

Air Conditioning Repair Signs Every Homeowner Needs To Know

Nicole Jacobs

Having an air conditioning system that works properly is likely appreciated by most homeowners. However, some individuals may not realize the importance of getting their HVAC systems serviced to ensure that they do not face inconveniences and expensive repairs. If you equip yourself by knowing signs that you may need AC repairs, you could protect yourself against damages that could result in you needing a new air conditioning installation. Even with the best maintenance strategies in place, you will eventually need to replace your AC system for issues related to age. The following points will help you identify signs that you have an air conditioning repair issue.

Compressor Issues

Your AC system relies on the compressor to remove hot air and ensure the circulation of cool air. The process can get interrupted when the compressor gets damaged. You might first notice a compressor issue by feeling uncomfortable due to your home not cooling. Other issues can also negatively impact cooling comfort, but a broken air compressor could potentially cause enough system damage to make repairs comparable to getting a new AC installation. This is because of damages that may occur from critical components overheating. 

Clog Issues

AC maintenance is an effective defense against clogs. The clogs present themselves in areas that are responsible for proper damage. The humidity gets trapped in the drainage lines and is a threat to more than the AC system. It can lead to water damage to other areas of homes. Taking a look at your drain pan is one way to recognize a potential clog. If it is overflowing, the issue will need to get corrected to protect your health and home. Drainage issues can create an ideal environment for mold growth.

Refrigerant Issues

Every AC system requires refrigerant to operate. Leaks can compromise the integrity of AC systems. Homeowners cannot buy refrigerant to refill their AC system if they leak refrigerant or reach low levels. Laws govern who can purchase it. Some types of refrigerants for older systems are being phased out. If you have an older system that requires a soon-to-be-obsolete refrigerant, you might want to consider a new air conditioning installation instead of a repair. 

An HVAC contractor is a good resource to use if you notice changes in your AC system performance. You should use them as a means of confirming whether you have a serious issue or not. If you dismiss a minor issue, it could get worse over time and become an expensive repair. You might even discover that the cost of the repairs and issues such as no longer having a valid warranty make it sensible to opt for a new air conditioning installation.