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How Commercial HVAC Services Can Impact Your Bottom Line

August 24, 2023

Major HVAC system repairs or replacements can be one of the most expensive repairs a business must make in its space. Regularly maintaining your commercial HVAC system can increase the system’s life since dust, dirt and debris can build up. If you’re on the fence about spending a little of your time and money on regular HVAC service, continue reading to see how, over time, your bank account will thank you.

Lozier has been providing relief to Des Moines commercial businesses for more than 115 years. We’ve seen all types of scenarios, so nothing catches us by surprise! Our licensed technicians thoroughly inspect your commercial system for any repairs or maintenance and will work with you to ensure your system meets your comfort needs. We are dedicated to providing outstanding service, installing and replacing existing commercial HVAC equipment. Lozier has stood the test of time, and we will continue to provide comfort for central Iowa commercial businesses.

The Benefits of HVAC Commercial Maintenance

Our experts highly recommend keeping your commercial heating and cooling system healthy by maintaining it regularly, similar to how you'd schedule a yearly health physical. Preventative HVAC maintenance results in more efficient heating or cooling of your commercial space, and increased efficiency means you're not breaking the bank! Even the smallest preventative maintenance task, like clearing a drain, ensures issues are caught early and won't escalate into larger, more expensive problems.

Scheduling consistent maintenance for your system can greatly reduce the potential for unplanned costly repairs. It's difficult to avoid all HVAC emergencies, but preventative maintenance helps alleviate unexpected breakdowns that could be very expensive. Understanding how healthy your industrial heating and cooling system is can help you better plan for any repairs needed before they become a bigger problem for the whole space.

It’s best practice for any commercial space to have good air quality. Commercial HVAC maintenance can help achieve this goal by cleaning dirty coils, and blower parts within your system and changing filters on a regular schedule. Your employees will feel better and pleased working in the office, knowing the air they breathe is cleaner and the HVAC equipment is well maintained.

How often should your commercial HVAC be serviced?

At a minimum, your building’s HVAC system should be serviced two times a year, once in the cooling season and once in the heating season. However, having your system serviced twice with quarterly filter changes is optimal. Scheduling your commercial heating and cooling maintenance helps ensure your system can handle all the intense temperatures and weather conditions mother nature brings in the summer and winter months. The better prepared your space is for severe temperatures, the less you’ll need to worry about an unexpected heating or cooling emergency.

Commercial Air Conditioning Services

When you schedule your commercial system for preventative maintenance, you can expect friendly and knowledgeable technicians to thoroughly examine your system and ensure everything works perfectly. Our licensed techs at Lozier have earned the trust of central Iowa businesses through our detailed evaluation and inspection if any issue warrants a repair. When inspecting commercial HVAC systems, and without getting too in-depth, we will:

  • Replace air filters as scheduled
  • Clean evaporator and condenser air conditioning coils
  • Measure and record your amp draw on motors
  • Check the AC’s refrigerant pressures
  • Check the thermostat settings and ensure it’s working with your system
  • Remove dirt, dust and debris
  • Inspect wires and other electronic components
  • Flush condensate drain lines
  • Clean and adjust blower components
  • Inspect all related components

After a Lozier tech performs preventative maintenance on your commercial heating and cooling system, they’ll speak with you about the shape your HVAC is in and if there are any repairs needed. Suppose there is something wrong with your system; no need to fret! Our experts have provided commercial AC services in central Iowa for decades and are available 24/7 for any cooling or heating emergencies.

Commercial HVAC Furnace Maintenance

We thoroughly inspect your furnace to ensure it can keep up with the chilly Iowa winters. These are a few things we look for from our extensive checklist:

  • Inspect the Heat Exchanger and CO Detector
  • Clean the burners
  • Change the air filter
  • Lubricate the blower and inducer fans
  • Inspect the electrical wiring and controls
  • Inspect the fan to confirm it’s working properly
  • Inspect the thermostat

We’re dedicated to keeping Des Moines businesses happy, safe and warm during the long, chilly winter. Our maintenance service provides extra comfort, knowing your commercial furnace is prepared for whatever Iowa brings.

Common Industrial HVAC Repairs & Issues Found During Checks

  • Dirty filter - If you haven't had your office's HVAC system serviced in a while, you may have clogged filters. Air filters are designed to remove dust, pollen and other unwanted debris from the air. Eventually, the filters get dirty and need to be replaced as part of routine maintenance.
  • Clogged drain - The refrigerant in your HVAC converts from liquid to gas in the evaporator coils, and moisture is collected on the coil, which forms condensation. The water flows down the drain, and the process repeats itself. Without professional maintenance, slime buildup can cause the drain to clog which results in smelly or moldy air from the vents. Your space’s air quality will drop, and water will damage or rust your building.
  • Short cycling - Short cycling is when your HVAC system cycles on and off too frequently. This indicates a problem in your HVAC's proper functioning, which is not completed in the heating or cooling process. It can cause more wear and tear when not addressed promptly, harming the system's lifespan.
  • Leaking refrigerant - Refrigerant leaks are among the most common issues in a building's HVAC systems. It is hard to detect from the naked eye because the leak is usually a small, hard-to-find hole, and the Freon escapes as a gas. If your HVAC system is blowing warm air or you're not feeling air from the vents, chances are your refrigerant is leaking. If this is not repaired, this can harm your system and cause larger industrial HVAC repair expenses.
  • Dirty condenser coils - When dirt builds up on your condenser coils, it is harder for them to transfer heat from your office to outside. This causes the AC to work harder, which increases energy usage and can shorten your commercial system's life. The air conditioner's evaporator and condenser coils should be professionally cleaned during annual maintenance to prevent dirt and build-up.
  • Malfunctioning economizer - An economizer is designed to open dampers to bring in outside air when the outdoor temperature is favorable, thus reducing the need for mechanical cooling, which saves energy. There are many reasons why an economizer fails, including worn blade and jamb seals, the sensors are out of calibration, or there are stuck dampers. If this issue isn't resolved quickly, it can increase energy usage in your space, reduce indoor air quality and impact your HVAC's life.
  • Contact Lozier Heating and Cooling for Commercial HVAC Maintenance Services

    If you want to learn more about our commercial HVAC maintenance services, contact Lozier. Our experts are happy to discuss your space and recommend the best maintenance solutions to prevent heating and cooling emergencies. Contact us or request a quote today.