Furnace Facts

A furnace is a lifesaver during our harsher Edmonton winters. But it can also be a danger under the wrong conditions.
This is surprising to a lot of homeowners, but it’s true and the fact is, there are a lot of dangerous furnace facts!

Should I install an HVAC system that is larger than recommended for more heat to my building?

No! In fact, doing so can cause problems and lead to higher energy bills. A system that is too big for your building can result in an excess amount of hot or cold air in your building that your HVAC system would not be able to correct. Once your system has detected that your building has reached the ‘right temperature’, any temperature adjustments will halt, and all the excess humidity and moisture will linger and cause discomfort to you, your employees, and your customers.

In addition, having a system that is too small for your building can also contribute to higher energy costs as your system will not be able to efficiently regulate the temperature of your commercial property efficiently.

What are some possible reasons why my HVAC system or furnace is not working as efficiently?

If you’re having issues with your heating and air conditioning systems, then we recommend booking a consultation with one of our experienced technicians to determine the cause. It is best to address these issues as soon as possible as some issues may result in costly repairs and replacements down the road.

Some possible causes for why your commercial HVAC system isn’t working as efficiently include the following:

  •  an ageing or improperly installed/maintained/sized HVAC system
  • air infiltration through defects in your building’s construction
  •  a ventilation system that doesn’t properly dispose of waste heat from computers/industrial equipment/lights.

How Often Should Preventive Maintenance be Performed?

Preventive maintenance will contribute considerably to the functionality of your equipment. By performing regular maintenance, you can ensure that your commercial HVAC system will work at its best for as long as possible. Generally, it is recommended to have heating systems maintained in the fall and cooling systems in the spring. If you’re looking for HVAC repair services, call LUCED for a preventive maintenance appointment at least once a year.

Are High-Efficiency Systems Worth the Extra Investment?

When heating a commercial establishment, the cost can be expensive depending on the size of your building. A high-efficiency commercial heating system can make a significant difference in your monthly costs. Compared with regular HVAC models, high-efficiency systems can decrease heating and cooling expenses by a substantial amount.

How Long Should My Commercial HVAC System Last?

The longevity of a commercial HVAC system is influenced by many factors, but on average, you can expect this type of system to last for 10 to 15 years. By taking care of the system with regular preventive maintenance and timely repairs, it is possible that the system could last for 20 years or more.