3 Common Commercial HVAC Problems (And What to Do About Them!)


Running a business is all about solving problems. Depending on your line of work, your HVAC system contributes may be more or less critical to your bottom line. But whether you run a restaurant or a manufacturing plant, your HVAC systems play an important role for your product, employees, and customers.

Make sure you know what to look out for when it comes to commercial HVAC problems. We will make certain that your system is taken care of quickly and professionally. We also offer 24/7 emergency service for those times when you can’t wait until morning.  

Inefficient HVAC System

An inefficient HVAC system is one that may be effective, but which may be overly expensive to operate. Depending on the size of your commercial facility (whether it’s a small restaurant or large industrial facility), there is a myriad of reasons for an inefficient system.

It all starts with the design and installation of the system. A poorly designed or installed system will struggle to perform. Prevention is the best solution!

However, if you’re struggling to pay the bills on the HVAC system in your commercial building, then you’ll want to note a few key indicators and reach out quickly to a contractor trained in commercial ventilation systems.

  • Hot and cold spots. There may be areas within your facility that are overly hot whereas others that are overly cold. If this contradicts what your thermostats say, then this is a problem that requires your attention.
  • Short-Cycling. An HVAC system short-cycles when it turns on and off frequently. Typically, your system should not be doing this too frequently since it’s not the best use of your electrical energy and it can also cause unnecessary wear and tear on the components.

Loud Noises

The larger the system, the greater the noise, right? Well, not exactly. Depending upon the design and installation of your system, the actual decibel levels in the facility will vary. Non-manufacturing facilities are bound to be much quieter than plants. All the same, as a building manager or owner, you’ll want to keep an ear out for any unusual system noises.

Banging might indicate a loose ventilation section. It doesn’t tend to go away on its own! Grinding in a mechanical component is always a bad sign, as you might be wearing down important components.

Bad Smells

Depending on your line of work, odors may be more or less of a problem. But employees and customers alike dislike odors, and there are a number of different ways in which a bad smell can create frustration for those in your building. Get it checked out. For example, excessive mold and mildew in the system might give off the distinct odor of dirty socks. Unless it’s laundry day, reach out to a professional so that they can determine the problem quickly!

Our technicians are trained to deal with a wide range of commercial facilities. No job is too big or small for our team when your business is on the line.

Call Circulating Air, Inc. for all of your commercial HVAC needs in Los Angeles!

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