4 HVAC Problems That Primarily Occur During Winter

Heating problems during Minnesota’s harsh winter season can make your office or commercial structure inhospitable. Below you can learn about the most common HVAC issues that we see during winter.

Rooms that are “too cold”

If some of the rooms in your commercial structure cannot retain heat (even when the heating system appears to be running properly), the issue could be two-fold. The first issue could be a draft problem brought on by poor insulation from improperly sealed windows and inadequately fitted doors. The second issue could be an airflow problem. A simple adjustment of the vents can resolve this. If the air filter is dirty, it should be cleaned.

Carbon monoxide (CO) issues

Carbon monoxide is often referred to as a “silent killer” due to the fact that is very hard to detect. The emission of CO usually occurs via cracks in a rusted heat exchanger. In the case your heating system or furnace is more than 10 years old, it is probably time to permit a professional to inspect it and determine whether it is a threat. We recommend installing a carbon monoxide detector on each floor of your commercial structure regardless of how old your heating system is.

Having a properly-maintained HVAC system in your building is critical for cost reduction, energy efficiency, and for the safety of your staff. If you suspect issues with your system, call a professional immediately.

Rapid and sudden heat loss

If your furnace suddenly stops working despite the presence of power, the problem could lie with the circuit breaker. It could have tripped, leading to the malfunction. If you find that this is not the case, the issue could be with your electrical system, a damaged thermostat, or the pilot light.

On-and-off cycles of heat

A furnace that cycles on-and-off could be major safety issue. Such a situation is usually caused by a faulty thermostat. To resolve this, you may have to replace the thermostat.

Another cause of on-and-off cycling could be a damaged furnace. Whenever the components heat up too quickly due to lack of proper airflow, the furnace’s emergency stop system will activate itself. You could try to resolve the problem by changing its air filters. If it persists, you should call on an HVAC repair professional to help ascertain the cause of the problem.

If you are experiencing heating problems in your commercial structure this winter, get them resolved by contacting Altemp Mechanical’s team of experienced HVAC repair technicians. You can reach us online or by phone at 651-275-9111.

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