There are few things more disconcerting than a broken-down heater in the dead of an Illinois winter. This is especially the case if we’re talking about your business or commercial property, as opposed to your home. While at home you have a few family members to worry about, in a commercial property you have dozens or potentially even hundreds of occupants whose comfort is your responsibility.
The good news is that when you do need commercial Park Ridge, IL HVAC service , we are the team to call. In fact, you should be sure to schedule annual maintenance with us for your heater, and for your air conditioner, as this is the best way to keep repairs at bay. But when you do need those commercial HVAC repairs, we’re the team to trust. We can diagnose whatever problem you have and resolve them accordingly.
But how do you know when to call for Commercial HVAC repairs?
Building Occupants Are Complaining About Cool Air Coming from Vents
There are a number of symptoms you can encounter with a commercial HVAC system that are relatively subtle. A heating system that’s blowing lukewarm or cool air out of its vents, however, is pretty obviously having some issues.
You might be dealing with a fuel combustion problem, or there may even be a leak in your ductwork, if it’s only in one part of the building. Whatever the case, the system should be repaired ASAP to ensure the comfort of your commercial space.
There’s a Spike in Your Energy Bills
When you own or run a business, you focus daily on things like profit, revenue, and attrition. What you might not focus too much on is the cost of actually maintaining the space you occupy. But this is definitely something you should keep aware of!
Take a look at your energy bills this winter. Are they significantly higher than they were last year? If the weather is not comparatively more frigid and if there is not a higher demand on your heater this year than there was last, then there’s a chance the heating system isn’t working as efficiently as it once was and needs a repair—or potentially even a replacement.
Burning Odors Have Been Discovered
Whether at home or in a commercial space, when the heater is turned on for the first time in winter, there may be a dusty odor accompanying it. This is understandable, since the heater has been off for months and some of the dust has to burn off its components.
However, if you smell continual burning coming from the heating system, then it’s vital you contact a pro right away—and to be on the safe side keep the system off until help arrives. We understand the inconvenience this may cause, including a potential business interruption, but at the end of the day your safety and the safety of your building’s occupants is most important.
For quality HVAC services in the greater Chicagoland area, contact Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning today!