6 Signs Your HVAC System Needs An Upgrade

Restaurants during Covid-19

6 Signs Your HVAC System Needs An Upgrade

If we learned anything from the Covid -19 pandemic it’s the importance of having safe and comfortable indoor air circulation. People are slowly resuming some of their favorite activities, one being indoor dining. Restaurants are open and businesses should offer an environment safe for employees and customers. That includes a clean and effective HVAC system.

Along with ventilation, your HVAC system handles your existing heating and cooling throughout the building. While you may assume your equipment is on the up and up, you may have problems you didn’t know you had. Here are some signs that you may need to upgrade your current HVAC infrastructure. 

Visible Damage

It may sound silly to say, but it is worth mentioning. If you notice there to be mechanical damage to your A/C units, ducts, furnace, vents, thermostats, or any other component, don’t wait to have repairs done. 

Temperature Imbalance

Serving hot and cold meals is one thing. Having room temperatures uncontrollably vary is another. If you’re experiencing issues with temperature fluctuation, you may have an HVAC system malfunction that should be taken care of immediately.  

Increased Humidity

The humidity in your restaurant is affected by several factors including, geographic location, current weather, and even food preparation. While a certain amount of humidity is common, radical or unusual changes indoors could signal problems with leaking ducts or a dirty evaporator coil among other things. 

Poor Chimney Ventilation

If the chimney is not functioning properly, toxic gases and combustible products may not be safely removed from the building. It also runs the risk of negative air pressure. Both situations can result in poisonous air lingering, creating an unsafe and harmful environment for occupants.

Increased Smoke and Grease

If kitchen surfaces are accumulating more grease than usual or smoke is becoming increasingly dense, the exhaust hood could be in poor condition. When there is an unusual build-up of either, the kitchen staff is put at greater risk of falling ill. 

Inefficient Energy Use

Faulty ductwork, improper window sealing, or substandard insulation can cause a rise in energy consumption, and subsequently, costs. Opting for an inspection and maintenance or even an infrastructure overhaul can lower operating costs and save you money in the long run. When you’re ready for superior customer service, say YES to Yagla Engineering Services.


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