HVAC is essential for larger commercial environments. Restaurants, office spaces, and shopping centers use commercial HVAC systems to keep their employees and customers comfortable and their stock fresh.
An HVAC system is a large, complex structure, with many moving and static parts that require regular inspection and maintenance. A malfunctioning system can lead to overheated or freezing environments, potentially harming people on your premises, loss of product, and severe business interruption.
Langara Mechanical is qualified and experienced in the inspection, maintenance, and repair of commercial HVAC systems. We can prevent issues before they occur and minimise business interruption. Preempting potential problems is the most cost- effective way of keeping your business operational and your staff and employees comfortable.
Common Commercial HVAC System Problems
In cold weather, your heat pump can suffer from the effects of frost and ice, potentially damaging the coils and blades. By attending to this issue immediately, you can prevent permanent, expensive damage.
During the summer months, your heat pump works hard to reach a preset cooler temperature, but you may have dirty coils that require professional cleaning if it’s not cooling adequately.
If your system is blowing cold in heat mode, you may have a valve or compressor problem, or the system is due for a service and deep clean.
A hydronic system can malfunction due to issues with the zone valves or circulator pumps. You may notice lower quality performance from your system, or it could stop working. The small pumps can break for various reasons, so it’s essential to have a regular inspection and maintenance program as well as chemical treatment.
Chilled water pipes require regular inspections to check for signs of corrosion. If treated early, the system operates efficiently, but if left to degrade, the lines can rust, and water leaks appear. Aside from the loss of performance, water leaks are costly due to inefficiency and water pressure loss.
The repairs can be expensive, and your system suffers downtime until the pipes are replaced. Hiring a technician to check the weld seams are intact, and the insulation is secure can potentially save tens of thousands of dollars in repairs and lost business.
The most obvious sign your boiler requires replacement is cracks and leaks. The body seals can break, and water seeps out, reducing efficiency, increasing costs, and damaging nearby structures. However, you may also notice that your space does not heat evenly. Uneven heating and cooling can damage inventory if you store merchandise with a short shelf life.
If your boiler is working harder to produce the same amount of heat, you may hear an increase in noise, which is a sign you may need to replace your boiler.
All boilers need to be replaced over time, even cast-iron commercial boilers that can last much longer than a standard residential model. Installing a new boiler before your current one becomes inefficient or breaks down is the best way to save money and keep your heating system running smoothly.
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Partner with a Reliable Company
Commercial HVAC systems are complicated and need regular care and attention to ensure they remain at peak efficiency. In the worst-case scenario, they could break down, closing your business, and require costly repairs.
The qualified professionals at Langara Mechanical can keep your commercial HVAC system in excellent condition, identify problems before they become costly, and carry out legally required inspections.
Contact Langara Mechanical today at (604) 435-0073 to schedule your HVAC inspection and maintenance.