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.
If you rent your commercial space, you can call the property management company when you encounter problems with your air conditioner. But, when you own the commercial building, the responsibility for repairs rests on your shoulders. If you've encountered problems with your commercial air conditioner, you may be tempted to put those repairs on the back-burner. Unfortunately, that response to air conditioner problems can actually put you at risk for additional issues. Some of those issues can have dire consequences. That's why you should take care of commercial AC repairs in a timely manner. If you're not sure that you need to deal with the costs of AC repairs right now, look at the list provided below. Here are just three of the problems you can face when you postpone commercial air conditioner repairs.
If your commercial AC has developed a leak, and the unit is located on the roof, those repairs should be taken care of as soon as possible. Without immediate repairs, water will continue to drip onto your roof, soaking into the roofing material. Over time, the moisture will rot away at the wood frame, before finally seeping through to the office space below. As a result, the delayed repairs will cause damage to your roof, attic space, insulation, and ceiling tiles. In fact, you might even notice fresh mold growth inside your office space. When that happens, you and your employees may notice an increase in allergy and asthma symptoms. You can avoid all of the moisture-related problems by taking care of the air conditioner leak right away.
If your commercial air conditioner is experiencing issues such as short circuits or constant cycling, don't postpone the repairs. These issues are a sure sign that your air conditioner is actually experiencing electrical problems; problems that could lead to electrical fires. Commercial electrical fires can have disastrous consequences for you, your employees, and your customers. To reduce the risk of electrical fires, commercial air conditioner repairs should be taken care of as soon as possible. If your air conditioner is experiencing electrical problems, turn off the system until repairs can be completed.
Finally, if your commercial air conditioner is suffering from mechanical problems, you can expect to notice an increase in your utility bills. It's not uncommon for air conditioners to use more electricity when they're not running properly. Unfortunately, the additional energy use translates to increased energy bills. One of the easiest ways to maintain control of your commercial energy costs is to take care of air conditioner repairs in a timely manner.