One of the more important trends in the HVAC/R industry as of late has been the consistent advancement of diagnostics in detecting HVAC problems before they turn into larger issues. HVAC manufacturers are more commonly offering a wider array of product offerings, which include the ability for HVAC systems to essentially monitor and control themselves while simultaneously transmitting data to engineers for possible maintenance requests.
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Educational Institute proposed a new standard in February to reduce installation errors and assist technicians in diagnosing problematic areas within HVAC units, according to ACHRNews. The new standard would include the adoption of on-board diagnostics among the HVAC/R industry and conformity of codes, applications and terminology associated with the repair of HVAC systems.
The proposal is a step forward in the industry as building managers and engineers look to cut down on expensive repair costs and improve the sustainability of their businesses. By identifying and eliminating the common causes of HVAC failures, manufacturers can save money on warranty claims while companies in both the public and private sector can be more prepared for to handle HVAC issues in an efficient manner.
Confronting installation errors
Because the new standard makes proper installation a top priority, businesses have a better shot at preventing HVAC failures before they start. This is because incorrect installations are the No. 1 cause of HVAC failures, according to a report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
When installing HVAC units, the utmost care is needed to ensure that all measurements are aligned. Without these qualifications, an HVAC system has a limited chance to perform up to par. As such, buildings may suffer from signs of HVAC failure almost immediately, which thwarts energy-efficiency goals and leads to higher electricity costs.
In addition, once units begin to show signs of wear and tear, matters typically worsen exponentially. For instance, microbial buildup, corrosion and poor air quality are all signs of larger issues and perhaps a pending HVAC malfunction. These issues do not correct themselves, and the actions taken by an engineer or technician are usually the only remedies to the situation.
If an HVAC system is improperly installed, HVAC coils can weaken, become bent or even break under pressure. When this occurs, not only are replacement coils needed, but the original plans for a high-performing new HVAC unit are essentially thrown by the wayside.
Relying on professionals
To prevent these types of issues from occurring, companies should turn to experienced technicians for the installation of HVAC units. Further, custom HVAC coils can be manufactured to specifications, creating a better quality coil and the likelihood that HVAC systems will function as they should.
Rahn Industries can design and deliver custom coils to businesses in a matter of days, helping companies revamp their HVAC units and gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Furthermore, with coil coating services, coils are protected from harsh elements and will last longer than standard offerings.
Rahn has a full lineup of spray and immersion (dip)/ Bake protective coatings to meet your needs.