In many commercial buildings, the HVAC system often gets neglected. We get it, for busy small business owners who wear a lot of hats, it’s easy to push your annual commercial HVAC system tune-up to the back burner. But, if it’s been over a year or if you notice any of these four red flags in your New Jersey home or commercial space, call us for a maintenance check immediately.
Recognize the Red Flags When it’s Time for a Commercial HVAC System Tune-up
1. Sky-High Bills
Depending on who is responsible to pay the utility bills, this red flag can go unnoticed for far too long. In a home and in an office, improperly maintained HVAC systems use more energy. It’s important to keep your eye on energy bills quarterly to spot disconcerting trends.
Or better yet, catch them before they start by scheduling an air conditioning tune-up before the heat hits hard this summer and save yourself the stress of sky-high bills.
2. Hot/Cold Spots
Hot and cold spots are notorious in commercial buildings. Uneven heating and cooling can suggest there’s an issue with the balance of airflow which could be related to your furnace or air conditioner. A tune-up appointment will help to locate the problem but it may also be time to install an HVAC zoning system that provides precise control throughout your entire space.
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3. Strange Sounds and Smells
Smell a strange odor or hear loud knocking noises? Depending on what you smell or hear, if left alone, these red flags could result in an HVAC emergency. For example, if you smell a foul odor, like rotten eggs, it could indicate a dangerous gas leak which requires immediate attention.
A maintenance check will help catch these problems before they start, but it may also be worth considering an upgrade. An ENERGY STAR certified Light Commercial HVAC (LCHVAC) equipment can save a good deal of money for your facility every year and keep your space safe and worry-free.
4. Sick Building Syndrome
Unfortunately, it’s not a myth. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can lead to sick employees. If you’re noticing more allergy and asthma symptoms than usual or an uptick in colds or the flu, your HVAC system could be to blame. Want to keep employee comfort and productivity high? Never miss your tune-up appointment to help keep everyone healthy and avoid costly last-minute repairs down the road.
Also, make sure you’re changing your air filter regularly, monthly throughout heavy-use months (winter and summer) and once throughout light-use months (spring and fall). A dirty filter not only leads to sick building syndrome, but it also makes your commercial HVAC system work harder than necessary – wasting energy.
Lawes Home and Commercial HVAC System Tune-Ups
Thankfully, we’re here to help! During your home or commercial HVAC system tune-up, our professional technicians will check your unit to ensure you’re not paying more than necessary to heat or cool your commercial space.
Keeping your home or small business HVAC running strong all year is central to our business. That’s why, here at Lawes Heating and Cooling Company NJ, we provide certified oil and gas burner technicians, and air conditioning technicians available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. View our service plans and give us a call with any questions at 732-741-6300.