Proper climate control is essential for almost all businesses, whether restaurants, stores, office space, or manufacturing. Unfortunately, most business owners and operators don’t think much about their commercial HVAC systems until they really need them or something goes catastrophically wrong with them.
We want to help you avoid major problems with your commercial HVAC in Sherwood, AR this coming winter. If you know what to look for, you can detect early problems with your commercial heating and contact our technicians to look into it. (This is also a reason why we recommend regular HVAC maintenance in fall, as it gives us a chance to detect issues with equipment before they develop into full-blown malfunctions.)
Here are the most common warning signs of commercial heating that needs repair…
When a commercial heating system starts to lose its capacity, an early indication is that the facility won’t have an even spread of temperatures. Some areas, usually the central ones, will still heat to the desired level, while others will have cold spots. If you start to hear complaints about cold regions of your facility, pay attention to them, as they can indicate that part of the heating system is failing—or possibly the whole system is dying.
Unusually high energy bills
You keep a close watch on expenses for your business, and it pays to give special attention to your energy costs. Heating systems consume a large portion of a facility’s energy use during the winter, and if the equipment starts to malfunction, it will lose energy efficiency and start to raise energy costs. Compare your current energy bills with the ones from the past few years to see if there’s an increase that you can’t account for. This is a good reason to call in HVAC technicians.
HVAC equipment for most facilities is located on the roof, which helps to remove the noise it makes from the workspace. This makes it more difficult to notice warning sounds from your commercial heating system—but not impossible. Depending on the size of the building, you may be able to detect rattling, grinding, and shrieking noises that indicate failing mechanical parts. You may also hear these noises coming down through the vents. Call for technicians right away.
Alerts from building automation systems
If you have a building automation system (BAS) that monitors equipment and conditions throughout your facility, it should alert you to discrepancies with the heating system. Pay attention to the reports from the BAS, as they will point toward a drop in efficiency or unusual temperature shifts that warn of major problems.
Although we don’t experience the deep-freeze winters of more northern areas, our temperatures can still drop below 30°F in the winter—you definitely want your business to be protected from those conditions! Please don’t hesitate to contact us to work on your commercial heating, as we can help fend off a potential cold-weather business shutdown!
Dewees HVAC proudly serves the Conway area. Schedule service with us today for your commercial HVAC needs.