In some ways, there’s no difference between the issues that arise in residential HVAC systems and those that arise in commercial heating. Rantoul, IL and many of the surrounding communities feature a healthy mix of businesses and residential homes, all of which require proper heating. The main difference is in the size of the space to be heated and in the distribution system required to do that. At Lanz Heating & Cooling, we handle heating issues of all varieties.
Here are the most common commercial heating issues we encounter.
- Air flow problems. This can result from damaged fans, blocked ducts, overheated motor or a loss of electricity to the unit. It often has a greater impact in a commercial setting, since the lack of air flow can be felt by a larger number of people in the space in question.
- Excessive dirt build-up. Dirt and dust can accumulate in commercial heaters more readily than home heaters, since many commercial HVAC systems are located on the roof and thus suffer greater exposure to the elements. When they become too dirty, individual components can struggle to do their jobs, increasing strain on the heater and resulting in higher energy bills.
- Thermostat malfunctions. The thermostat controls the heating system, and many commercial venues feature zone controls which often means multiple thermostats in a single building. When a thermostat is malfunctioning, the heater can start and stop an inappropriate times, run too hot or even fail to work entirely.
- Improper sizing. Commercial heating systems often involve multiple units, which can be added and removed from a building’s HVAC network in order to meet growing or diminishing needs. That can make it easy to bring too much or too little heating power to bear; either way, it puts additional strain on the system and costs more than it should.
If you have issues with your commercial heating system in Rantoul, give Lanz Heating & Cooling a call. We handle all kinds of problems with commercial heating; Rantoul, IL falls within our service area, and our trained professionals are ready to solve your problems. Give us a call to set up an appointment today.