Business Tips
May 27, 2022

4 Ways to Fix Uneven Air Temperatures on Your Property

If you have installed a central heating / cooling system in your office space, it is safe to say that it will work perfectly for years. However as your system ages, it begins to lose its ability to heat and cool your space due to general wear and tear, clogged filters, or duct work issues. This can be very frustrating for your tenants or employees as over time heating and cooling can become inconsistent from one room to another. This frustration and lack of usable space can lead to productivity drops, employee and tenant turnover, and bad first impressions. All these problems that stem from uneven air temperature or quality make it very important that you know how to fix these issues, and when to call in professionals to help. Luckily, in this blog we will be going over 4 ways to fix uneven air in your office, so that you can quickly solve the problem and get back to business as usual if you ever come across this challenge. 

Use Your Air Vents to Redirect Air 

First check around the office for air vents that are blocked by furniture, debris or anything else that is restricting the flow of air through the vent. Be especially thorough in the areas of your office that are having air temperature issues as this is most likely where the issue resides. If you do find that one or more vents are blocked, this could be the cause of the issue and should be taken care of. Either move the blockage or vacuum out any debris that could be restricting the flow of air into your office space and give the air some time to recover to see if that fixes the issue. You can also redirect air to certain areas of your office by partially closing vents (do not close them fully) in some rooms and leaving them open in others. This will push extra air into those areas of the office that are having issues and hopefully clear up the problem. Make sure not to close the vents fully as this could cause a pressure build up in your HVAC system, leading to further damage. 

Try Turning Your Thermostat From “Auto” to “On”

If you have uneven air temperature, try turning your HVAC system thermostat from “Auto” to “On” to try and clear it up. When your system is set to “Auto” it only regulates air temperature when there is a call for it to do so by the system. If your system has a malfunction with this call, it could be causing your system to turn off prematurely, causing uneven air temperatures. When your system is set to “On” it continually circulates air throughout your office, which can help to even out any temperature imbalances. Doing this may increase your energy usage and result in a bit of a higher energy bill, however it will pay for itself by potentially finding the issue and making your office a more comfortable working environment. If this does solve the issue, contact an HVAC technician to come take a look at your system, and get the auto feature up and running properly again. 

Check Your Air Ducts for Leaks 

If a leak is present in your air duct system, the air meant for a specific area of your office may be getting released before it can reach its destination. This can cause temperature imbalances in your office since the hot or cold air being sent to a specific location is not getting there and thus cannot heat / cool that area. A leak in your duct system also causes the rest of your system to work harder to try and make up for the loss of air, which can hurt the life span of your system and make the temperature imbalance in your office even worse. If you are experiencing temperature imbalances in your office, consider bringing in a professional to take a look at your air vents and make sure there are no leaks present. If there are any leaks, this is most likely the cause of your issue and fixing the leak(s) should clear up the problem. 

Replacing Your HVAC System

If you are having temperature consistency issues and your HVAC system is more than 10-12 years old, it may be time to replace the system. As HVAC systems age, they begin to lose efficiency and functionality, parts begin to fail, and they can begin to cause more problems than they are worth. This loss of efficiency and functionality could be why you are experiencing temperature control issues in your office, due to the HVAC system simply not being powerful or efficient enough to handle the amount of space you have. If you have an older system and you begin experiencing this problem, consider calling in an HVAC professional so that they can assess your system and determine if it is time for it to be replaced, and or is simply in need of repairs. 

How VendorPM can help  

If you are in need of HVAC repairs or servicing, it is best to call in the professionals for help. However it can sometimes be difficult to pick the right vendor for the job. VendorPM allows you to pick from thousands of peer reviewed vendors to ensure you are getting the right person for the job. We are also able to save property managers over one hour per quote request on average, allowing you to spend more time on other projects or tasks that require your valuable time and attention. 

Merrit Building Solutions Inc.

Merrit Building Solutions Inc

Concord, ON

We Provide the Following Multi-Residential HVAC Services ..... • In- Suite Fan Coil, Heat Pump, PTAC, Magic-Pak, ERV, HRV, Furnaces, AC, Ductless Split Maintenance, Repair Service & Install • In-Suite Fan Coil Unit Retrofit • In-Suite Clothes Dryer & Bathroom Exhaust Duct Cleaning & Repair Service • In-Suite Air Duct Cleaning • Apartment Commercial Central Dryer Exhaust Duct Cleaning • In-Suite Flood Prevention Controller • In-Suite Fan Coil Refurbishment • Make-up Air Shaft Clean

Apple Mechanical Plumbing

Apple Mechanical Plumbing

Brampton, ON

High rise, condo, townhouse, commercial, BFP, emergency service for our maintained properties. Water main breaks and replacements, drain maintenance, our own vactor trucks for drain and catch basin maintenance, including low profile for underground parking garages. Kitchen Stack cleaning, pumps, boiler room equipment, sprinkler line replacement, heat pump and fan coil yearly maintenance, maintenance contracts, valve charts, etc.

Elite Air Quality Indoor Ltd

Elite Air Quality Indoor Ltd

Etobicoke, ON

HVAC organization based in the Greater Toronto Area We specialize in condominium, residential and commercial units. Our team of TSSA licensed, trusted and experienced technicians is capable of solving all of your heating and cooling systems' mishaps. Our organization is fully insured and has excellent standing with WSIB.

Thermal Exchange Service

Thermal Exchange Services

Toronto, ON

TES is The Whalen Company authorized service, commissioning and maintenance provider in Southern Ontario for the past twenty two years. TES repairs all makes of heat pumps and fan coils. HVAC contractors deliver their clients heat pumps to our shop for repair. TES is also the authorized service and commissioning provider for Waterfurnace commercial heat pumps for HI - rise and institution applications. TES sells, installs and maintains Whalen and Waterfurnace heat pumps and associated filtration products and temperature control products. TES services and maintains all makes of fan coils and heat pumps and will provide replacements for old worn out fan coils and heat pumps.

Certified Clean Air Services

Certified Clean Air Services

Mississauga, ON

We specialize in indoor air quality for the high-rise multi-residential industry.

Naylor Building Partnerships

Naylor Building Partnerships

Oakville, ON

When you choose Naylor as your single-source commercial hvac & refrigeration, electrical, plumbing, and compressed air partner, you will be working with one of Ontario’s largest and most reputable providers of dependable maintenance, service and installation solutions. Established in 1968, Naylor now employs a highly qualified team of consultants and managers, and over 150 qualified technicians servicing over 2000 customers including educational institutions, commercial buildings, government facilities, industrial plants, and high-rise condominium buildings. Naylor’s supportive and caring work environment empowers its professional team with the resources to become reliable, long-term partners with customers, delivering timely, expertly tested solutions and advice, quality workmanship and above all, ethical business standards. Our service-based delivery model is highly responsive, formally documented and exceptionally communicated ensuring customers operate more efficiently and cost effectively in their own markets.

Johnson Controls Canada LP

Johnson Controls Canada LP

Richmond Hill, ON

Johnson Controls Inc. brings to the Toronto market a powerhouse of service offerings, cutting-edge technologies, and award-winning equipment to provide its customers the best of HVAC, FIRE & SECURITY solutions. Existing in more than 150 countries around the world, Johnson Controls’ portfolio of products and services equips companies all over with the ability to achieve their building’s goals, whatever they may be. In the Toronto Market, Johnson Controls is proud of the customer base it’s built up over the last 30+ years with many of its customer relationships dating back decades. Whether you’re a Toronto condominium, hospital, higher education institution or one of its premiere commercial real estate customers, JCI sets itself apart by providing the best-in-class service, of anyone, anywhere, for anything. With a decisive investment in infrastructure, technology and not cutting corners, JCI provided its customers with a confidence of service that keeps its customers’ buildings running as expected. Should anything unexpected happen, JCI’s remote technologies equips its technicians with performance insights, reducing downtime by showing up knowing what the problem is, and what’s required to fix it. This unique service offering keeps customer costs down, and buildings up and running! The Toronto team would be happy to discuss any of the product/technology/service offerings you might be interested in discussing for your HVAC, FIRE or SECURITY needs.

Clinicair Inc

Clinicair Inc

Oakville, ON

Clinicair Condo Ventilation maintains all aspects of air quality and ventilation in your condominium building: fresh air supply, fan coils & heat pumps, and dryer and washroom exhaust systems. Our professional service will increase air flow through the building by 50 %.

CI Group

Toronto, ON

Mechanical, Plumbing, Sewer, Electrical, Energy and Environmental Management.

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