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Commercial HVAC FAQs

June 11, 2018

At Advance Mechanical in Greenville, NC we strive to provide the best solutions for making your commercial business comfortable, no matter the season. We’ve helped so many businesses in the area with their HVAC needs, and we’ve come across certain questions quite a few times. To help out all of our appreciated commercial customers, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions.

1. How long should my commercial HVAC system last?

Your commercial HVAC system is quite an investment. When you spend that kind of money, you want to make sure the equipment lasts as long as possible. There are many factors that play into the longevity of your system, but on average you can expect it to last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. Remember that regular, preventative maintenance is key. Effectively taking care of your system, could mean that it will last for 20 years or more. Contact Advance Mechanical to learn more about our maintenance programs.

2. How often should I change the air filters?

Air filters serve two very important functions in your commercial environment – they help clean your indoor air by trapping particles like dust, pollen and other materials, and they contribute to sustaining the airflow your system needs to function correctly. Dirty or clogged filters can prevent airflow, and in extreme cases can even damage your system. In general, you should check your filters every month and change when they get dirty. If your commercial business produces more airborne particles or dust than normal, you may find it necessary to change them more often – perhaps weekly.

3. Does the size of my commercial HVAC system matter?

Yes! If you have a system that is not the right size for your commercial space, it may cause issues. If your current system is too small, it may not be able to properly heat or cool the building. This will leave your system running constantly which increases your energy consumption significantly. If your system is too big, it will have trouble reducing the moisture in the air. This means your air will feel humid and uncomfortable. The experts at Advance Mechanical can determine the perfect size system for your particular commercial building.

4. How can I increase the efficiency of my commercial HVAC system?

One way to increase the efficiency of your system is to have your buildings ductwork redesigned to eliminate sharp turns and meandering runs that can waste energy. Advance Mechanical specializes in custom ductwork and we can help find the right solution for you. It is also important that your ductwork is sealed so there are no air leaks.

If you don’t see the answer to your question, or want to know more, give Advance Mechanical in Greenville a call today!