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7 Signs Your Commercial Heating System Needs Help


Commercial heating systems are tasked with the enormous responsibility of keeping tenants, customers, and employees safe, warm, and comfortable. If you’re a commercial property owner, it’s important to be aware of the signs that your commercial heating system is plagued by issues leading to sub-par performance. 

As a business owner, you have a legal responsibility to your tenants and employees to promptly fix any issues with a commercial heating system. Count on us to prioritize a struggling commercial HVAC system that isn’t performing at optimum efficiency. Luckily, commercial HVAC systems are similar to residential heating systems in that the signs they give off when they’re struggling with performance are similar. Let’s go over 7 of these signs.   

1. Cold or Lukewarm Air

The air that flows from a commercial heating system should be hot, not lukewarm or cold. This issue might best be caught in the form of increased heating bills as the system struggles to heat the commercial space or complaints from tenants about the building taking a long time to heat up.

2. Weak Airflow

On the other hand, if the air is hot but the airflow is low, something is impeding the system’s ability to generate strong and steady airflow. Changing the system’s air filters regularly is a task we take care of during commercial HVAC maintenance. If you’ve skipped this service, weak airflow could be the result.

3. Uneven Heating

One of the easiest signs to recognize is inconsistent heating throughout the office building, apartment complex, or business. Certain areas may feel significantly colder or warmer than others, indicating potential issues with ductwork, vents, or the heating system itself.

4. Increased Energy Consumption

A malfunctioning heating system often requires more energy to maintain the desired temperature, leading to a noticeable increase in energy bills for the office or business. Monitoring energy usage and identifying unexplained spikes can help detect potential problems with the heating system that require repair.

5. Strange Odors

Strange odors can be hard to detect in commercial spaces such as restaurants, warehouses, and production plants. That’s why you should pay prompt attention to any reports of strange, sudden odors. Burning smells or musty odors indicate issues such as overheating components, mold growth, or debris accumulation within the system. It’s essential to address unusual odors quickly before they escalate into major problems such as an electrical fire or a mold infestation.

6. Poor Indoor Air Quality

A commercial heating system in need of TLC can cause poor indoor air quality within the commercial space. This can negatively affect people who have allergies, respiratory issues, or discomfort among occupants. Issues such as dirty filters, mold growth, or pollutants circulating through the system require repair to restore optimal air quality.

7. Visible Signs of Damage

Periodically make a visual inspection of your commercial HVAC equipment, looking for physical signs of damage or deterioration such as leaks, rust, and corrosion. These are signs of potential issues that need to be addressed promptly before they become major(and costly) problems to fix.  

Contact American Comfort Heating and Cooling for commercial heating services in Winder, GA. Bringing Comfort to America, One Home at a Time.

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