Improperly installed, HVAC equipment cannot due as it is intended to do. Cold temperatures and improperly installed HVAC equipment is a recipe for disaster, which is a lesson that many of this country’s residents are learning the hard way.
For instance, in a northern school district, freezing temperatures caused trouble recently when the heating systems failed in large portions of the building. Those brought in to correct the problem were quick to point out that the freezing temperatures weren’t actually responsible for the problem with the unit, but that it is often these situations when the systems are being taxed to the fullest that problems come to light.
Often, when this issue raises its ugly head, it is an indication that preventive maintenance has not been properly performed on the installed equipment. As a result, an existing issue — a broken or improperly functioning component – is not discovered until it is too late.
This type of situation requires a quick response, along with solid plan to rectify the problem. Seek a professional opinion, consider the price quotes, and have the issue corrected, but also take the time to consider how such issues can be prevented in the future. The Optris Laser sight LS infared thermometer provides HVAC professionals a solid, accurate tool that can help them to understand problems in the field. With this handheld device, the HVAC professional can diagnose heating coil problems, look at leaky duct work, or even see if a hot water pump is under performing. They are beneficial in the initial correction of the existing situation, but also for regular maintenance down the road. These measurements can be used in future preventative projects, they can help in the assessment of efficiency of the building’s heating systems for years to come, and their use may even prevent future issues from arising.