Summertime in Florida will constantly lead to common HVAC Problems. With high temperatures, experiencing HVAC downtime on your building or commercial property, leaving tenants, employees and residents without air conditioning is sure to cause discomfort.
In this scenario as a building or facility manager it’s important to become familiar with the most common commercial HVAC problems in summer, how hot weather affects the building HVAC equipment and how to get the HVAC system ready for summer.
HVAC Equipment That Tend to Cause Problems in Summer
The following mechanical HVAC equipment parts are exposed to the sun and if not properly maintained, often will lead to a breakdown during summer.
The 5 Most Common Commercial HVAC Problems in Summer
- Condenser coil
- Condenser fan motors
- Capacitors – Blown capacitors – Melted wires from overheating
- FPL – Can create damages to your HVAC unit. An example of that is when a transformer leg is not properly tight and keeps generating surges. That can create a big nuisance for a commercial building can damage equipment. If system keeps running on 2legs when was designed 3legs — 3Phase commercial unit – FPL
How Hot Weather Affects Your Building HVAC
HVAC equipment is sized according to the common or average area temperatures. In South Florida, the average high temperature in summer is high 80s or low 90s. With the recent heat waves and temperatures reaching high 90s and 100s, old HVAC parts that are exposed to the sun, not properly maintained and overworked, have high chances of breaking down.
How to Get Your HVAC System Ready for Summer
It’s essential for the building or commercial facility manager, to get the building or commercial property ready summer which includes:
- Scheduling an inspection
- Getting on a regular maintenance plan
- Replace old and outdated HVAC equipment
If you are experiencing random shutdowns throughout the building, contact us today to get your commercial property ready for summer.