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Winter HVAC Problems

10.21.19

Fall brings many fun traditions: football, pumpkin spice, Thanksgiving gatherings and a chance to break out your favorite sweaters. But it also brings a lot of work to do to avoid winter HVAC problems. Be on the lookout for these potential problems and what to do to get your business ready for the coming ice and snow. 

Frozen Pipes

The cold can cause any water in uninsulated pipes to freeze. This can ruin hot water heater systems and steam radiators. Frozen pipes can also burst because of the pressure build up behind the ice and cause massive water damage.  

Uneven Air Temperature

In many offices, rooms can have different temperatures.  It is not uncommon for one employee to be freezing while their neighbor is sweating. Having your HVAC continue to blow cold air can also be a sign of a problem with your compressor or your heat pump. Cold rooms can be caused by cracks or holes in walls, leaks in the duct work, malfunctioning thermostats, or furniture blocking the vents.  

Dirty Filters

Clogged filters can block air movement and prevent hot air from getting through. Clogged filters also become a fire hazard as you continue to blow hot air through the buildup of sediment caught in the filter. Sometimes the only thing standing between you and a warm and welcoming living room is a change of filters  

Carbon Monoxide Leaks

Most importantly, a malfunctioning HVAC system can distribute carbon monoxide about your home or work place. Carbon Monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is poisonous to humans and can cause headaches, vomiting, and even death. HVAC technicians can monitor your heating system to ensure that it is not emitting dangerous gases. They can also help you to install carbon monoxide monitors to keep your employees safe.

Quality Refrigeration has a team of highly trained and experienced technicians who can make sure your business has no winter HVAC problems. Contact us and we can ensure that your office is ready. Call now, or finish your pumpkin spiced cocoa first. We’ll be here.