Common Summer HVAC Problems and How to Prevent Them

  • Published: Aug 4, 2021
  • 3 min read

Common Summer HVAC Problems and How to Prevent Them

For many of our commercial clients across the New York City area, HVAC issues are a common problem during the increased temperatures of the summer months.

When temperatures and humidity levels rise, the heating and cooling equipment responsible for regulating the airflow throughout large commercial buildings goes into overtime, which is why building and facilities managers should stay on top of seasonal HVAC commercial preventative maintenance to ensure the highest level of comfort for building occupants during the hottest time of the year

With the summer season in full swing, now is the time to arrange for a full-system inspection from a trusted commercial HVAC contractor to avoid some of the most common summer HVAC problems that may face your commercial space this year. 

Dusty Air Filters

As HVAC systems work harder to cool large spaces as a result of increased temperatures, it’s likely that air filters will accumulate more dust and debris than usual. To improve your HVAC system’s overall performance and efficiency, replace filters regularly as part of your seasonal HVAC preventative maintenance plan. 

Unusually High Electricity Bills

The heat of the summer months puts great strain on the complex, interconnected systems responsible for keeping large commercial buildings cool. As a result, electricity bills are likely to be higher during the summer months than during other times of the year. However, your summertime HVAC needs don’t need to break the bank.

If you find that electricity bills are higher compared to previous years, arrange for an inspection of your thermostat and other HVAC monitoring equipment to ensure all readings are accurate. 

Poor Cooling Performance

Have you noticed that despite ramping up the power of your HVAC equipment to compensate for summer higher temperatures, your commercial cooling systems don’t seem to be adequate regulating the airflow of your space? There may be a problem with your system’s energy or power capacity.

If “hot spots” throughout your commercial space seem like a common occurrence this summer, contact your commercial HVAC partner to arrange for a thorough inspection of your equipment to identify the cause of your system’s poor cooling performance.

Finding Your Commercial HVAC Solution with Air Ideal

When it comes to our HVAC systems, the summer months are usually the time of year when we most heavily rely on the performance of commercial HVAC equipment.

By working with Air Ideal to establish a commercial HVAC preventive maintenance plan that’s right for your unique space, you can ensure the comfort of building occupants and the performance of cooling-dependent equipment during the hottest time of the year.

Contact the Air Ideal team today for more information about establishing a commercial HVAC preventative maintenance plan for your space this summer and beyond. 



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