Commercial HVAC systems should be inspected, and any issues should be taken care of at least twice a year. However, even with inspections, problems can still come up.
#1. Your Energy Bills Increase Sharply
In general, your business's energy bills should remain consistent on a year to year basis. Your business's energy bill from last July to this July should be similar in the amount of energy that you are using. Your company energy bill from December should be like the bill from last December, and so on.
If you notice a sudden billing change, you are using way more energy per month, and there was no external weather condition to explain the increase in energy usage, such as a deep freeze, you have cause to be concerned. Your energy usage should not suddenly increase. If it does, that generally means something is interfering with your heating system. There is probably some system part that needs to be replaced. Once whatever is damaged or not working right is replaced, your energy bills should decrease.
#2. Your Building Starts to Smell Funny
The air coming out of your HVAC system should smell good. It should not smell like it is burning, nor should it smell like rubber. If you or the staff in your building notice that the air coming out of the HVAC system smells funny, you need to call in for an emergency heating repair appointment that day. A foul or off smell is never a good sign; there could be something wrong with an electrical component of your HVAC system, or a part of the system could be overheating.
The one exception is when you use your heater or air conditioner after it has been dormant for a long time. There may be dust that has to burn off, and this could cause it to smell funny. However, if your system goes from smelling fine to smelling funny after you have been using the system for a while, that is a sign that you need your system looked at right away.
#3. The Air Is Not the Right Temperature
Finally, pay attention to how the air feels coming out of your HVAC system. If your HVAC system is not producing cool air on a consistent basis, then there is something wrong with it. Your heater should produce cold air when the air conditioning is on, and hot air when the heater is on. It should not produce lukewarm air. If the air is not coming out at the right temperature, a professional will be able to determine if you have some damaged ductwork, combustion issues, or another issue which is causing the air to not be the right temperature.
If you notice that your energy bill has suddenly skyrocketed, the air from your HVAC unit smells funny, or just isn't the right temperature, you need to get your commercial HVAC system serviced right away.Share
11 March 2019
I know it can be difficult to make yourself think about getting your furnace running when the skies are sunny and the temperatures are hovering around 90, but it is the best time for you to think about your heating system. Getting ahead of the winter preparation game will help to save on the cost of the repairs because the need for furnace maintenance is usually at a low during the fall season. This blog will show you what you can do to prepare your furnace for winter and when you should hire a professional HVAC technician to take care of it for you.