Many HVAC units can deteriorate naturally over time due to exposure to harmful conditions and a lack of proper upkeep. In fact, within weeks, HVAC coils can begin to corrode if a resistant coating is not applied, according to CED Engineering. This process can stretch out over years, exacerbating the issue and decreasing the functionality of an HVAC system. While immediate detection is necessary to prevent problems before they start, this is rarely the case in large commercial and industrial buildings.
Heavy machinery and equipment can break down regularly due to high levels of usage. HVAC issues may not be caught until a leak has already occurred. In this case, holes can form in both the interior and exterior of the unit, providing the chance for water, air and heat to leak.
As opposed to a leak in a plumbing system, an HVAC leak can lose energy at an astounding rate due to three separate integral functions of the unit itself. Water from the coils can leak into the drain pan and potentially cause overflow, while cool air and pressure can be lost through cracks. Further, heat can escape out of the unit, which will drop the temperature inside of a building.
Because of the extreme manner in which even the smallest leak can cause endless drains of energy and money, the service of field technicians is especially crucial to repairing HVAC systems.
Repair leaks quickly
Up to 30 percent of all energy in commercial buildings is wasted due to inefficiency, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. When coupled with the existence of an HVAC leak, this number can rise even higher.
It's important to address a leak as soon it is detected, which could be identified through a visual inspection or by noticing a spike in utility costs. To combat failing HVAC units, Rahn Industries has a highly skilled team of technicians that can repair, replace and revitalize low-performing systems.
The problem could stem from a joint becoming detached or a broken header. Also, pipes and tubes with small holes could be contributing to the overall failure of the unit. Braziers from Rahn can equip tubes with sleeves to prevent leaks and replace damaged coils with top-of-the-line energy-efficient HVAC coils custom-made to specifications. Additionally, Rahn can apply a new, durable coating to lessen the chances of further problems.
Contact Rahn today for the best repair and modification services in the industry.