Commercial HVAC Unit Not Heating Well? 2 Possible Causes And Solutions

Posted on: 22 April 2019


If you notice that your commercial building is not heating well, there are many things that can cause this to happen. Below are two of these causes that would require you to get your HVAC unit repaired by a professional.

Problems with Airflow

Your duct system delivers air into your business, so if this system has any problems, you will have airflow issues. Not having the right amount of air flowing into your business will make the interior much cooler than it should be.

When an HVAC contractor comes to your business, they will first check the airflow that is coming out of your vents. They will also make sure there is nothing blocking any of your vents, such as boxes, equipment, etc. If not, they will crawl under your building to start inspecting the ductwork.

The ductwork will be checked thoroughly for any kind of leaks. For example, there may be leaks at the seams where the ductwork connects, or there may be a rip due to mice or other rodent problems. If there is small damage, the leaks can be sealed with a special type of tape.

If the ductwork is in bad shape and there are too many leaks, you may need to have it replaced. This is especially true if the ductwork is old.

Problems with Thermostat

Instead of a broken HVAC unit, you could be having problems with the thermostat inside your building. Go to the thermostat and look at it. If you see a blank screen, replace the batteries to see if this fixes the problems.

If this does not, there may be wiring problems with the thermostat. You can remove the thermostat housing and inspect the wiring. Look for any type of bare wires and make sure all connections are secure. No wires should be touching each other.

If the thermostat is old, this would be a good time to replace it. Newer thermostats have many more settings that allow you to save energy, which in turn saves you money. For example, you can set the heat to come on at a certain time in the morning and automatically turn off at a specified time at night. You could set the heat to come on an hour before you open so that your employees can walk into a warm building.

Contact an HVAC contractor such as Central York Corp to check your heating problems for you. The contractor can also maintain your system while they are there to see if there are other problems that they can repair at the same time.