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A couple of months ago, the HVAC unit in my home started malfunctioning. The temperature inside my home soared to over eighty degrees Fahrenheit, even though my air conditioning system ran nonstop. After inspecting my air conditioning unit, my knowledgeable HVAC contractor recommended I purchase a new system. He discussed the pros and cons of installing different sizes of HVAC units with me. After considering my HVAC contractor’s advice, I decided to purchase a three and a half ton HVAC unit. Shortly after my HVAC contractor installed my new air conditioning unit, my house started feeling more comfortable. On this blog, I hope you will discover how an HVAC contractor can help you select the right air conditioning unit for your home. Enjoy!


The Right HVAC Unit for Your Home

2 Signs Your Business's Central Air Conditioning Unit Is Failing

by Jamie Shaw

If you have noticed that your business's building is no longer staying as cool as it once did, you may start to suspect that there could be something wrong with the central air conditioning system. To confirm your suspicions, look for the following signs that your commercial AC unit is starting to fail.

1.  Rooms Are Being Cooled Unevenly

One thing you may notice when there is something wrong with your air conditioner is that the rooms all seem to have a different temperature. The air in the break room may be sweltering while an office room down the hall stays freezing most of the time.

If this is the case, there could be a problem with the unit's blower fan or motor that makes it difficult to circulate the air throughout the entire building. This is especially true if the rooms closest to the AC unit's location stay cool while the rooms furthest away stay warm.

Not only does this make it uncomfortable for you and your employees, but having unevenly tempered rooms also makes it harder on the air conditioner. Since parts of the building stay warm, the unit is constantly running and trying to force air to all areas. Especially if the motor is already breaking down, this could make it fail sooner.

2.  Moisture Builds up on Windows and Walls

Along with unevenly cooled rooms, another sign that your business's AC unit is failing is the presence of moisture on the windows and walls. As part of its function, an air conditioner helps to pull humidity out of the air to deliver cool, dry air through the vents.

However, if there is a problem with the condenser or filtration system, the air conditioner may not be able to pull out the excess moisture. As a result, condensation will form on the interior walls and windows.

If the unit is not corrected, the excess water coating the paint or wallpaper will make the wall coverings start to peel. Also, since moisture will also become trapped in the spaces along the windows and walls, mildew and mold may start to grow.

If you notice the above signs inside your business's building, the central air conditioning unit is most likely failing and needs professional attention. Contact an HVAC contractor who offers commercial AC services to have them inspect the unit so they can offer a plan of action on how to proceed with fixing any issues they may find.