When climate control becomes unreliable, you may assume there are issues with your heat pump, air conditioning or thermostat. In many cases, however, the problem doesn’t lie in your equipment or setting the temperature, but in the delivery of heated and cooled air via ductwork. If you’re experiencing any of these common commercial ductwork issues, contact Custom Aire today to schedule a service appointment with a certified technician.

  1. 1. Hot and Cold Spots

If some areas of your facility are hot and stuffy while others never seem to warm up, your ductwork may be the source of the problem. Make sure ducts are regularly cleaned to remove dust and other debris. Clogged ducts restrict airflow, stopping warm or cool air from reaching every area of your place of business.

If cleaning doesn’t resolve the issue, a commercial HVAC technician can inspect ducts for cracks, holes and missing pieces. Any openings in the ductwork can allow air to leak out, diminishing your HVAC system’s ability to maintain a comfortable, consistent temperature and creating unwanted noise. These leaks can also drive up your utility bills, as your HVAC system works harder to maintain the desired temperature.

  1. 2. Poor Indoor Air Quality

If you’re noticing unpleasant smells and employees aren’t feeling well, your indoor air quality (IAQ) may be compromised. Ducts provide an ideal place for harmful particles to collect, including dust, allergens, dander, mold, harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) found in ink, cleaning supplies and other common items and more. Once these particles are inside your ductwork, they affect all the air that passes through. Schedule regular maintenance throughout the year that includes thorough duct cleaning to maintain IAQ for a healthier environment.

  1. 3. Soaring Costs

When steps have been taken to improve efficiency but heating and cooling costs continue to rise, the size and shape of the ductwork itself may be to blame. If original ductwork is too small, it will cause your HVAC system to work harder, driving up utility bills. Likewise, if ducts are too long or there are too many bends, air will have to travel too great a distance, reducing efficiency. A skilled technician can identify ways to improve the design of your ductwork, resulting in more efficient performance.

Commercial Ductwork Service in Bensalem, PA

Whether you need ductwork cleaning, repair or replacement, Custom Aire’s NATE certified technicians can help. Call us today at 215-638-1800 to schedule a consultation and learn more about our commercial HVAC services in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.