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3 Commercial HVAC Issues That Reduce Productivity

Uncomfortable working conditions can reduce productivity for your employees. In fact, many problems with your HVAC system can increase your labor costs or lead to delays on important projects. Workers will be absent more often, and some could decide to move to other employers. Here are some common commercial HVAC issues that might make your Tampa, Florida, business less productive.

Uncomfortable Temperatures

Poor airflow or leaks in your ductwork can cause drafts or excessively warm areas. Meanwhile, frequent temperature fluctuations could mean that your HVAC system is too large or too small for your building.

Units with too much capacity may kick on and turn off often. Those that are too small struggle to work, and they stay on most of the time. Both issues can shorten the life of your HVAC system and increase your utility bills. Also, making sales to uncomfortable customers is more difficult. If the people in some parts of your office are always using portable fans or wearing their coats all day, you should have your heater and air conditioner checked by a professional.

Poor Indoor Air Quality

Contaminants such as dust, dirt, pollen, biological growth, and pet dander can lead to asthma or allergy symptoms, sore throats, rashes, eye irritation, and other health issues. Additionally, VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are released by many paints, cleaners, glues, air fresheners, and other products. These compounds include gasoline fumes, benzene, ammonia, acetone, xylene, and formaldehyde, and they can make your employees feel sick.

To combat these issues, make sure your business has plenty of ventilation, and clean often to remove dust and dirt. Workers won’t be at their best if they feel sick from poor indoor air quality when they spend time in the office.

Strange Noises

Banging, grinding, rattling, or squealing sounds from your company’s HVAC system can distract employees and make speaking to customers and coworkers difficult. An unusual noise could also indicate a serious problem.

Nuccio Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is a Trane Comfort Specialist with decades of commercial HVAC experience, so we can help you keep your business productive and comfortable. Call us at 813-961-7895 for quality service.

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