As long as your business building's heating system seems to be doing its job, you may not give much thought to it. Since you do not see any overt signs that the furnace is breaking down, such as an ever-present burning smell, cold air from the vents, or loud noises, you may believe that the system is working as it should.
However, there may be hidden issues within the heating system that could lead to an unexpected breakdown if they go without repairs. Below are a couple of signs you should call an HVAC technician to inspect your business's furnace for hidden problems.
1. You See a Major Spike in Energy Costs for Your Commercial Building During the Winter Months
One sign that you should have your commercial furnace checked out by a professional is when you see a major spike in winter energy costs. By keeping meticulous records of the previous year, you may have a budget set up for all expenses and have noticed that the heating bill costs are blowing past the amount you expected.
If so, there could be a serious issue with the furnace that is causing a strain on the system, such as a malfunctioning blower motor. If not repaired, it could break down on a cold day and leave your business without heat.
2. You Notice Drastic Changes in Temperatures When Walking into Different Rooms and Areas of the Building
Another subtle sign that your furnace is having issues that need to be addressed by a professional is when you notice drastic temperature changes as you walk through the building. In the rooms and areas closest to the furnace, the air may feel stifling hot.
However, as you walk away from these areas, you may feel cold spots or notice rooms that are much colder. If so, the furnace is no longer able to keep up with the heating needs of the building because of a serious mechanical issue that needs to be fixed by a professional.
Just because your business's furnace is not showing overt signs of issues, there could be hidden problems that could lead to a breakdown in the future if they are not fixed. If you see a noticeable spike in the heating costs for the building and notice drastic temperature changes as you walk through the building, the furnace needs professional attention. Contact an HVAC contractor who offers commercial furnace repair services to schedule a service call to have them thoroughly inspect the system so they can fix any issues they find.Share
12 April 2023
Every summer, I agonized over energy bills that would shoot into the stratosphere as a result of my efforts to keep cool in the heat. Every time I turned the temperature down, my bills increased. This summer, I decided to take some of the control over my energy bill back. I installed reflective film on my windows that reduced the amount of light and heat coming into the house. I started serving more cold meals or asking my husband to barbecue outside, so that my air conditioner didn't have to compete with the hot stove, and I started doing laundry at night to reduce appliance heat in the house at peak times. I also had ceiling fans installed. So far, the difference in my bill has been tremendous. This blog is a way for me to explore other ways to reduce energy drain during the summer months.