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Frequently Asked Questions about Commercial HVAC

At Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric, we strive to provide full service home and business comfort solutions. Below, we’ve answered some of our commercial customers’ most frequently asked questions about their heating and cooling systems. Keep checking back, as we will be adding more answers and insight over time.

If you don’t see an answer to a question you have about your commercial HVAC system, give us a call at 888-454-7365.

How can commercial HVAC contractors help save me money?

Whether you choose to have new equipment installed in your commercial building, or you are looking for a regular maintenance service, commercial HVAC services can help keep costs down in your building. If you are looking to have new HVAC systems installed our heating and cooling experts can help you choose energy efficient products that will help you heat and cool the areas in your commercial building efficiently. When it comes to maintenance, regular maintenance can help your system run to its best ability. By keeping parts working correctly, cleaning out vents, and replacing equipment as needed, the cost to run your HVAC system can decrease.

Should I have the ductwork inspected in my building?

If you suspect there may be problems with the current ductwork in your commercial building, it is a good idea to have it checked. Issues such as leaks, cracks, and incorrectly sized ductwork can end up costing you a lot of money in the long run from loss of energy. If there are issues with your ductwork it is best to have your ductwork replaced or repaired as soon as possible.

Can the wrong sized HVAC system cause problems in my commercial building?

You may not consider the size of your system to be a problem, however a system that is not the right size for your building may cause issues.  If the current HVAC system is too small, it may not be able to heat or cool correctly and efficiently during extreme weather. This will leave your system running constantly and will increase your energy consumption significantly. If the system is too big, it will have trouble reducing the moisture in the air. This means while the thermostat switches off after reading the right temperature, the air still feels humid and uncomfortable. When you have the right sized system for your commercial building, the HVAC system will heat and cool effectively and the air will feel just right.

Which thermostat is right for my commercial building?

The right thermostat can help control temperature, humidity levels, and energy consumption in your commercial building. The type of thermostat you need will depend on the size of your commercial building.  Small buildings may be able to get away with a residential thermostat; this is especially true if you don’t need areas zoned. A programmable thermostat will allow you to adjust heating and cooling with the patterns of building use.  A commercial operation that has several buildings, or one large building that needs separate zoning, may be better off using multiple thermostats that are all controlled in one central place. This makes it easy to keep buildings or areas at different temperatures without having to adjust each area separately. No matter which type of thermostat you need, programmable is always the best choice.

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