If your business in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has an HVAC system that can’t keep your customers comfortable, they could go to a competitor. Also, your employees won’t be as productive if they always feel too hot or cold. Here are three tips for avoiding commercial HVAC repairs.
Remove Bad Smells
If indoor humidity is too high in summer, mold growth or rotting wood can cause an unpleasant musty smell. You might need to replace flooring, wallpaper, furniture and other parts of the workplace to get rid of it.
Fortunately, you can keep humidity levels low and prevent unpleasant smells by having a professional inspect your HVAC system each year. Changing the air filter each month also supports high indoor air quality.
If you smell something burning or the scent of gas, leave immediately and contact a professional. You could have a gas leak or another problem with your furnace.
Clean or Seal Ductwork
Dirt, dust, pollen, mold and other contaminants accumulate inside ductwork over time, reducing your HVAC system’s efficiency. Schedule a duct cleaning by a professional every three years, or when you can see an accumulation of dust behind an air register.
Help ducts stay clean by sealing any leaks or gaps. Duct sealing also helps your HVAC system conserve energy, lowering your utility bills.
Fix Refrigerant Leaks
Wear or corrosion can cause a refrigerant leak in your HVAC system. Low refrigerant levels will force your system to run longer and use more power, which can damage other parts of the system.
If refrigerant touches your skin or you inhale it, it can cause burns or lung damage. Watch for wet spots around your indoor unit, and make sure a professional repairs the leaks immediately.
Weather Makers has more than 45 years of commercial heating and cooling experience. Call us anytime at 757-263-4869 for outstanding service from our business to yours.
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