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Common Commercial HVAC Safety Issues

November 14, 2013

When it comes to your commercial HVAC system, there are many safety issues to be aware of. If something goes wrong with your HVAC system, you can be faced with a serious problem such as carbon dioxide poisoning. To prevent such issues from arising, there are a few safety tips that you should follow that will keep your HVAC system running smoothly. If problems arise, you can always count on Mathers Mechanical to get your commercial HVAC system back in top shape.

Hazardous Chemicals

Commercial HVAC systems contain certain hazardous chemicals, such as refrigerants. If individuals come into contact with these hazardous chemicals, they can face contamination and chemical poisoning, which can lead to serious health issues.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Along with hazardous chemicals, it is also possible for commercial HVAC systems to leak carbon monoxide into the air. This can occur if the system is not set up properly, and it can also be a concern if there is poor ventilation for employees working in the HVAC system. If your HVAC system is leaking carbon monoxide, this can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include a dull headache, nausea, dizziness, and weakness.

Improper Air Filtration

Another potential hazard with commercial HVAC systems is improper air filtration. Your HVAC system has an air filter that ensures that when it cools and heats the building, the air that it releases is clean. If the air filter does not work properly due to a clog, your HVAC systems may release harmful particles into the air.

Electrical Issues

Commercial HVAC systems also have complex electrical components that can be dangerous if problems arise. If there is an electrical issue with your HVAC systems, you are at risk for fire, causing serious damage to your building and harm to your employees.

Safety Tips

Despite these safety concerns, there are a few ways you can ensure that problems with your commercial HVAC system are solved before they arise. First, you should always have a preventative maintenance inspection conducted twice a year, in the fall and spring. Second, install a carbon monoxide detector to ensure that you are alerted immediately if there is a leak. Third, replace your air filter when it becomes dirty to prevent clogs. Finally, if you believe there is a problem with your HVAC system, do not ignore it. Contact a qualified contractor such as Mathers Mechanical. We offer a range of commercial HVAC services from installation and repairs to seasonal tune-ups.

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