Save Money, Save Energy with Smart Commercial Maintenance
For most businesses and commercial property owners, thinking about potential commercial HVAC repairs probably isn’t top of mind most of the time. Nevertheless, once you familiarize yourself with common signs of HVAC problems, this knowledge can help you catch a potential issue before it turns into an expensive disaster. Let’s take a look at some of the common symptoms of a faulty commercial HVAC system:
If the interior of your commercial building smells musty, or just plain weird, it’s time to call in a professional to take a look. The good news? These odor issues can be as simple as a dirty air filter or a critter from the outside of your building taking shelter within your ductwork. It could also signal a leak, leading to potential mold or mildew problems. Any of these issues don’t necessarily start out as expensive repairs, and can be easily solved by a trained HVAC technician. However, once ignored, they can certainly lead to bigger problems and even overall system failure later on.
One caveat: if you smell the odor of rotten eggs or something burning, let common sense prevail. This could indicate a gas leak or an electrical problem. Turn off your commercial system immediately and give us a call. Your safety should always be the top priority.
Inconsistent Indoor Temperatures
When your HVAC system fails to uniformly heat or cool your indoor areas, there’s a problem. If it’s equipment that needs replacement or repair, an HVAC expert will be able to diagnose the cause and its solution. Don’t let this one go too long without a full inspection. Chances are that your system is working far harder than it needs to in order to heat and cool effectively, running up higher than normal utility bills and using far more energy than otherwise necessary.
Your HVAC system definitely generates predictable noises while heating and cooling, but if there are weird clicks, rattles or clanks too, it’s time for a look “under the hood.” Even a small piece of equipment can make a big noise if it exhibits a defect. Don’t wait for it to fail completely. A quick repair can save you big bucks in operational costs, and prevent equipment disasters down the road.
Higher Than Normal Utility Bills
The best HVAC is energy efficient. If you have received a higher than normal utility bill, consider having your equipment inspected not just for possible problems, but also for ways to improve your energy efficiency, too. Whether it’s a broken economizer or drafty windows, chances are that there is something you can do other than total system replacement to improve efficiency and lower costs. A consultation with one our HVAC professionals can help.
In any business, it makes sense to reduce costs wherever possible. Don’t ignore opportunities to save when it comes to your heating and air conditioning equipment, too. Keep it in good working order, and you can preserve your existing system for years to come.
Get the experts when it comes to heating and air conditioning for your commercial property. Call Air-Tro today at (626) 357-3535.