At the basic level of operation, commercial and residential heating and cooling systems are similar. The heat pump that is a popular option for homes and businesses uses the circulation of refrigerant between two different coils to absorb heat in one location and release it in another. However, this similarity is deceptive, since commercial HVAC systems are different in most other ways from the systems found in homes, and the work needed to fix them when they malfunction requires specialized training.
Here are a few of the more common repairs needed for the packaged units that handle the heating and cooling for most businesses. If your company requires any of this kind of work, make sure that you call the Havertown, PA commercial HVAC repair professionals at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. We are now in our 37th year of business helping people with their comfort needs.
Some common repairs for commercial HVAC systems
- Recharging refrigerant: For a packaged heat pump to work, it must have the correct level of refrigerant (“Freon”) running through it; this is known as its “charge.” If refrigerant starts to leak from the system and lowers the charge, it will not only affect the unit’s ability to heat and cool, but it will change the pressure inside the system, and this could lead to a catastrophic breakdown in the compressor… a repair need you never want to have. If you discover uneven heating or cooling in your workspace, call for repairs immediately to see if the refrigerant needs recharging.
- Repairing damaged fans: Packaged units are usually placed on the roof of a business, which removes them from the danger of vandalism and other human interference. But this also leaves them exposed to the elements, and sometimes this will lead to damage to the fans. Bent or misaligned fans will start to strike and damage the rest of the cabinet, causing even larger problems if not caught and fixed in time.
- Zone control issues: If your company’s workspace is large enough, the HVAC system will have zone control set into the ductwork that allows for separate control over the different rooms. Troubles with the dampers in the ventilation system or failures in the different thermostats can lead to uneven temperatures, and this will require the work of specialists familiar with the complexities of commercial zone control systems.
You need to have a quality contractor capable of handling commercial HVAC repair in Havertown, PA whenever you run into comfort issues.
For expert HVAC repair in Havertown call on Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. for the experienced work that will take care of the repairs fast and right the first time.