Even if your business just consists of offices, there is the likelihood that you will still have pieces of equipment that sometimes need repairing or servicing on a regular basis. In addition to boilers and electrical items that require safety checks, there might well be the air conditioning unit. If you are lucky, a HVAC one that combines heating and air circulation. This air conditioning system, though, is perhaps the most difficult to find someone to come and look at when repairs are needed, which inevitably all equipment requires from time to time as parts wear out. Companies such as Team Enoch HVAC Repair are the answer to this problem, as specialists in this kind of repair. They can be called on to repair the unit whether it is installed at a work premises or in a residential setting.
This article will consider 3 types of equipment that most businesses possess, which from time to time will require specialist attention.
HVAC / Air Conditioning Systems
It was in 1922 that Carrier Engineering Corporation installed the first cooling system. It was in Metropolitan Theatre in Los Angeles. It would pump cool air though high vents in the theatre so that improved humidity control and audience comfort could be experienced throughout the building. Today, air conditioning units are digital and programmable but primarily still perform the same function.
The HVAC system is a popular choice among companies and houseowners due to its ability to provide a combination of well-ventilated air and heat. It covers all seasons and improves health in creating an environment more pleasing to the body’s senses and ailments. As quite a specialist piece of equipment, digital and programmable in control, it requires an experienced engineer to repair and service it.
Companies with websites, such as the one mentioned above, can be contacted for a free quotation that is communicated back to you in less than 24 hours. After accepting the quotation, you will receive a professional service that either repairs your system or arranges a new installation to fix the problem. Engineers will have experience of a variety of these kinds of systems and know just what is stopping them from functioning to the best of their designed capabilities.
A boiler, from a safety point of view and to maintain the manufacturer’s warranty, should be serviced once a year to make sure that it is running correctly. The most dangerous thing, apart from it exploding, would be if the boiler started leaking carbon monoxide. This is a highly dangerous gas that is colourless and odourless and only detected by non-scientists using a monitor resembling a residential fire alarm, which it is wise to have fitted. A blocked flue, for example, can result in carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is considered harmful to humans because it displaces the oxygen in the blood with its gas, and so deprives the brain, heart, and other organs vital to sustaining human life, of their much-needed oxygen. In large quantities, the gas would overcome a person within minutes, but with faulty boilers tends to leak out gradually over time and build up inside someone’s system before becoming life-threatening. This is a lesson to us all to get our items of equipment regularly checked and promptly repaired when not functioning correctly.
There is a useful article available online which talks about boilers.
PAT, or Portable Appliance Testing, is the term that describes items of electrical equipment being examined to ensure their safety to use. Stickers are applied by qualified and certified electricians with the dates on to show that the items are safe, and to indicate when the appliance should next be tested. This happens in the UK by law. In America, OSHA (Occupation Safety and Health Administration) will primarily only have rules to follow on constructions sites. However, it is still good practice for businesses to have their electrical equipment checked on a regular basis to protect their employees and have peace of mind.
In summary, the main equipment for employers to think about, that is housed on business premises, will be air conditioning units, boilers and gas heating systems, and electrical appliances, including computers and vacuum cleaners. In relation to servicing, it is comforting to know for sure that everything is functioning as it should. In addition, there will be times when repairs are necessary from specialists. It is important to keep a list of specialists to hand, should you need to contact them in an emergency.