Winter Furnace Issues Do Have Solutions!
In the colder months, we tend to see similar problems occur in furnaces and HVAC systems throughout the Southland. While we don’t have to deal with the frozen pipes and storm-damaged furnaces that many people in the Midwest and North must handle this time of year, nevertheless there are furnace troubleshooting tips that every commercial property owner should familiarize themselves with when it comes to their heating and air conditioning equipment. Hopefully many of them will never happen, but forewarned is forearmed.
Carbon monoxide leaks
We’ll start with the worst one first. Cracked or rusted heat exchangers are frequently the culprits when it comes to releasing this poisonous, odorless gas. Have your HVAC regularly inspected to avoid this kind of disaster. Furthermore, if you’re on the fence about replacing older or malfunctioning equipment, take it from us. Do it now. Not only will you prevent safety hazards from occurring, but you’ll also be able to take advantage of the new tax breaks for businesses when it comes to installing, replacing or upgrading existing HVAC equipment. Read here for more.
Variations in temperature within the building
Are some rooms in your commercial building extra cold, while others are sizzling hot in the winter months? It could be a problem with a blocked vent or leaking air duct. Consider having a certified HVAC technician inspect your equipment for possible damage. You’ll also want to make sure you don’t have any unnecessary drafts, leaks or poorly insulated areas within your building. Ensuring your property is as energy efficient as possible isn’t just about “going green,” but even more importantly, it’s also about keeping your utility bills low.
You may want to think about upgrading your thermostat or furnace to get the most out of your HVAC. Whether you install ductless mini-splits or just a new programmable thermostat, there are new and important technologies available to help you save money when it comes to energy, as well as heat efficiently.
Cold air coming through the ductwork
This situation can be from something as simple as a malfunctioning thermostat temperature sensor, or worse, a blown pilot light. Other possibilities include a faulty thermocouple, or damaged gas valve. In any circumstance, it’s best to rely on a certified HVAC technician to evaluate the situation. Even a small, fixable problem can lead to larger issues if left unattended for too long.
Keeping your system working at its best throughout the colder months means you’ll use less energy and save more money when it comes to utility bills. Regular preventative maintenance is a must for any commercial property owner. And if you do have something that doesn’t seem to be working correctly, get it checked out sooner rather than later. You’ll avoid larger problems ahead, and ensure you and your tenants enjoy indoor comfort all season long.
Is your furnace on the fritz? Don’t risk your indoor comfort and keep your utility costs low. Call Air-Tro today for preventative maintenance or an HVAC inspection. Get in touch today: 626 357-3535.