Is Your Factory's Cooling System Efficient?

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If the indoor environment in your factory becomes extremely hot and humid during the summer, your building's cooling system may not be efficient enough to sustain it. You may need to overhaul your entire cooling system soon. Learn why buildings become hot and humid and how you can make your cooling system run more efficiently below.

How Does a Hot and Humid Building Affect Its Inhabitants?

Industrial buildings, such as factories and warehouses, need cool air to maintain safety. A hot and humid environment can affect the job performance and health of employers and their workers. Large machines, such as hydraulic lifts and welders, may also struggle to function well in a hot and humid environment. Many things can make an industrial building too hot and humid to operate in, including a failing cooling or HVAC system.

A building's cooling system should run or operate efficiently throughout the spring and summer seasons. However, a cooling system can become inefficient, or unable to perform its job, if it becomes clogged with debris, outdated, or plagued with constant mechanical problems.

An ailing or aging cooling system will fail to remove contaminants, such as mold and dust, from the air during the day. Employees exposed to mold and dust may become too ill to work their shifts.

A humid environment may also damage machines and their parts, including hydraulic systems. Humid conditions can cause condensation, or moisture, to build up inside machines. The moisture can blend or mix with the machines' oil and contaminate it. Machines that contain too much moisture can corrode or quit working over time.

If your building's cooling system requires repeated repairs or makes your employees ill, call a repair technician today. 

How Do You Increase Your Cooling System's Efficiency?

A repair technician will complete a diagnostic check of your entire cooling system. The check allows a technician to discover hidden issues with your cooling system, such as low refrigerant in the cooling lines or an improperly sized air filter. Both of the issues previously mentioned can prevent a cooling system from cleaning and cooling the air.

If the refrigerant line and the air filter check out fine, a technician will inspect the system for mechanical problems. Mechanical problems, such as an overheating compressor motor or frozen evaporator coil, can make it very difficult for a cooling system to filter the air properly. If a technician repairs the equipment in your cooling system, it should run or operate properly afterward.

If you need assistance cooling down your hot and humid factory, contact a commercial cooling service or a technician for services now.