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How to Know If Your Commercial HVAC System Is the Wrong Size

We see it all the time in the commercial services industry: a commercial building with a poorly sized HVAC system. The most common reason this happens is that the contractor failed to consult a heating and cooling specialist, opting instead to take a guess and pick something on their own.

Signs Your Building's System is Over (or Under) Sized

Inevitably, we'll get calls from the building manager complaining about some combination of the following:
 
• The system never shuts off
• The building's energy bill is enormous
• Space never cools properly
• The system won't stay on, or shuts on and off too quickly
• The building has uneven temperature, or hot and cold spots
• Window condensation forms from excess humidity in the air
• Frequent HVAC repairs and system servicing are required

These are all signs you have a sizing problem with your system. And sadly, there isn't always an easy fix.

How You Can Fix Your Building's HVAC Problems

Usually, you'll need an entire system evaluation so your HVAC commercial services team can determine where the problem is likely to lie. In addition to just improper sizing, your building may have issues with poor air circulation, improperly located return vents, shoddy ductwork, a lack of ventilation, and more. If you have the building plans and specifications handy, this will significantly cut down the time and effort required to troubleshoot the system. Be sure and have them available when your commercial HVAC specialist arrives on site for the inspection.

Contact Us ASAP for a Full System Evaluation

Is your HVAC right-sized for your business? Contact the team of experts at Jerry’s today and we'll send a member of our commercial services team out for a thorough assessment of your building's HVAC system.

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