As a commercial property owner or manager, knowing how to handle an HVAC emergency can help keep downtime — as well as potential loss of revenue — to a minimum. In today’s post, air conditioner installation company Econoair Heating & Cooling Inc. shares a quick guide on how to handle commercial HVAC emergencies.
What to Do When the Building’s HVAC System Shuts Down
The first thing you need to do is troubleshoot the issue, and you need to do it as quickly and efficiently as possible. Many HVAC problems can be caused by something as minor as a faulty thermostat or blocked airflow due to clogged air filters. These are issues that can be fixed without calling on an HVAC technician. Identifying the problems as quickly as possible can help minimize downtime.
If troubleshooting doesn’t shortly fix the problem, call your HVAC technician immediately. Commercial HVAC companies like us offer ’round-the-clock emergency services to fix most HVAC problems. We can help ensure that such issues won’t halt operations, especially if the building requires a more complex solution like a complete air conditioner or boiler installation.
How to Avoid HVAC Emergencies
Many kinds of HVAC emergencies are, fortunately, avoidable. Here are some of the steps that you can take:
Know how to troubleshoot the HVAC system — Your HVAC technician can train you or a team member on commercial HVAC system troubleshooting. Knowing what to do in emergencies can help save time when addressing the situation.
Keep up with maintenance and inspections — A well-maintained HVAC system is less likely to break down unexpectedly. Make sure you don’t miss your maintenance appointments with your HVAC contractor, and schedule regular inspections that include air filter replacement and thermostat testing.
Learn about HVAC emergency warning signs — Another way to avoid HVAC emergencies is knowing how to recognize early warning signs. For example, things such as chemical or burning smells coming from the air vents, abrupt shutdowns or an unusual spike in the building’s energy bills usually indicate a major HVAC problem. Taking action when you notice these signs can help you determine whether your system needs repairs.
Econoair Heating & Cooling Inc. is your leading provider of HVAC services, including ductless installation and commercial HVAC repairs. Give us a call at (647) 424-3405. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.