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Tips to Protect Your Commercial HVAC Unit

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Everyone has seen a story or two involving a commercial HVAC unit encountering a big problem. It could be the air conditioner that suddenly loses its ability to cool and sends the internal temperature of an office sky high. Or it could be a furnace that creates a small fire. Whatever the result, these are both results of a lack of proper care given to a commercial HVAC system.

To say commercial HVAC services are important is putting it mildly. Your business can truly depend on how well your heating and cooling systems work. And if they don’t you’ll notice the difference.

So how are you supposed to keep your system in good condition? We’ll tell you.

How are you supposed to protect your commercial HVAC unit? We have some tips that can help.

Keep Your Eyes and Ears Alert

There are certain signs that will let you know when your HVAC system is struggling. There are a few signs that are pretty specific to your heater or your cooler but otherwise many warning signs are shared between the two. Indicators include:

  • Noises: Screeching, rattling, hissing, clanging, or banging noises are all sounds that you shouldn’t hear. Hissing could indicate a refrigerant leak in your AC unit. Banging may be a sign that your ductwork has a problem or a blockage. Screeching could indicate an issue with a blower motor. A good rule of thumb to remember is that in most cases any noise other than the whoosh of air is likely not a good thing.
  • Reduced or non-existent airflow: Unless you have a radiant heating system, a lack of airflow isn’t good for your heater or your air conditioner. An HVAC system that has a weak airflow could have a blower motor problem or a blockage in its ductwork. Similarly, a system that produces no airflow could have an inoperable blower fan or a severely clogged filter. No air could also indicate a serious breach in the ductwork.

Watch Your Bills

It costs a pretty penny to keep an office or an apartment building or school temperate. We know this, but we also know that skyrocketing bills aren’t normal. If the utility bills for running your HVAC system are suddenly higher than usual, you should have your system checked ASAP.

Schedule Timely Service

The best way to take care of your commercial HVAC system and keep it in good shape is to, well, take care of it! When you schedule maintenance on a yearly basis it allows a trained HVAC technician the opportunity to address any areas of concern before they become repair needs and to make sure your system operates with peak efficiency. Similarly, requesting repairs in a timely manner can make a huge difference in keeping your systems running without a major breakdown.

When you work with the professionals at Sloan Service Company, Inc. we will make sure to take every factor into account to keep your commercial business comfortable and safe. We are known at the Heating, Cooling, & Electrical Experts for a reason.

Contact the team at Sloan Service Company, Inc. today to discover how we can help with your commercial HVAC system.

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