We get lots of questions from our commercial HVAC customers every time we visit for a HVAC maintenance or a HVAC repair appointment. Here are some of the most common questions with answers that we hope are helpful to our customers.
Q: How does my commercial HVAC system move air through my building?
A: There are fans that draw air in through returns, which look like grilles. This air is then forced through ductwork in your building that fills the building with conditioned air through the registers in the various rooms on all floors. This process is continuous and helps regulate the temperature and moisture levels in your building.
Q: How is the commercial HVAC duct system built and installed?
A: The duct system is most buildings is installed when the building is first constructed. It’s designed and installed by commercial HVAC professionals like Commercial HVAC that have years of experience and know the rules and regulations of the commercial HVAC industry. The ducts are made of sheet metal and installed by sheet metal workers and HVAC technicians.
Q: What should I be weary of when it comes to the design and installation of ductwork?
A: When ductwork isn’t installed, sealed, or built properly it can leak and divert excessive amounts of air to the wrong places. This can not only reduce the efficiency of a system, but also create necessary and excessive noise throughout the building. If ductwork is installed to soon during construction it can be much dirtier than it should be and can be expensive to clean out once construction is finished.
Q: How can duct leakage be reduced?
A: If a building is being constructed then it’s important for the builder to adhere to the provincial rules and regulations surrounding commercial HVAC installation to ensure your ductwork is built, installed and sealed correctly.
Q: Who can help me evaluate, adjust and inform me of the condition of my ductwork?
A: At Commercial HVAC we regularly work on commercial HVAC projects with a number of customers in Toronto, York Region and throughout the GTA. We have over 30 years of experience working with commercial HVAC and ductwork. We’ll be happy to help you understand your duct system and help you ensure its serving your building to the best of its ability.
Q: The energy bills are high in my building and tenants are uncomfortable. Is there a HVAC problem?
A: There are a number of things that could be causing these issues. There could be problems with your duct system, your rooftop unit might be rapidly aging, you boiler might need maintenance or replacing, or any number of other problems. The best way to find out what’s wrong and to get it fixed quickly is to call Commercial HVAC: 416-727-5016.