While the employees on your commercial property are hard at work, they shouldn’t have to deal with the effects of a faulty heating or AC system. A broken commercial HVAC system can force you to lose business or lessen productivity, which is why it’s so important to seek repairs at the first sign of trouble. When you’re not an expert, it can be difficult to tell whether the problem is serious enough. That’s why we’ve put together this list of three ways to tell the commercial heating or air conditioning unit on your property needs repairs.
- Complaints from employees and clientele – If you own or manage a commercial property, you may not be present at all times, or you may be too busy to recognize when there is a problem. It’s important to take any concerns from your employees or clientele seriously, no matter how small the issue may seem. If the temperature on the thermostat is a few degrees warmer than the actual temperature of the room, for example, it could indicate wear and tear that may spiral into a major heating issue later on.
- Strange noises or smells from the unit or from the ducts – Most commercial HVAC systems are designed to stay out of the way of the work space, so you may not detect noises or odors from the unit right away. While larger systems may operate a bit more noisily, you should pay attention to any noises that do sound out of the ordinary, such as a banging or popping noise, especially from a large commercial boiler. You should also call a technician right away if foul odors waft through the vents, and evacuate immediately if anyone suspects a gas leak.
- High utility bills – Commercial property bills are usually quite high as it is, but if they seem to have gone up dramatically in recent years, it could be due to the HVAC system. Heating and cooling expenses occupy a very large portion of commercial bills, and an overworked unit is often the culprit in these situations.
Call the commercial HVAC specialists of Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning for quality commercial HVAC repair, including heating systems and boilers, air conditioners, and indoor air quality systems.