HVAC systems are the cornerstone of every workplace to keep employees, and possibly customers, content. They play a crucial role, especially in the extreme temperatures, to make workplaces cozy and comfortable.
It is important for business owners to keep a check on the HVAC system to ensure that it is operational. They are a considerable investment, and if anything goes wrong, they do require costly repairs.
Here are certain signs that indicate HVAC system repair:
Although the HVAC is supposed to make sounds, they should only be unnoticeable background sounds. However, if the system starts making groaning, whistling or banging noises, it is an indication of a problem.
A professional inspection will be required in order to find out what is wrong with the system.
Foul odors could be an indication of mold or mildew in the air ducts. For the health of the HVAC system, as well as employees, a thorough inspection should be conducted and the ducts should be cleaned.
A burning smell on the other hand is an indication of a far more serious problem, like fire or burning of the wiring system. A burning smell should be addresses immediately, as invisible fires can be even more dangerous and put the lives of employees in danger.
Increase in Energy Bills
Businesses usually keep a strict check on their operating costs, such as energy bills. An unusual spike in the energy bills is usually an indication of the HVAC system not working efficiently.
This usually happens when the air filters are not clean. Dirty filters not only increase energy bills, they also deteriorate the indoor air quality. They should be cleaned every month, and should be replaced on a quarterly basis.
Improper Cooling or Heating
Improper temperature control inside the building is another indication of a repair. If the HVAC is providing reduced cooling or heating, there could be number of issues, such as deteriorating insulation, air leak or faulty equipment.
If the HVAC system is providing increased heating or cooling, it generally means a faulty thermostat.
A professional inspection will be able to tell the real problem.
Circuit Breaker Tripping
If the circuit breaker starts tripping as soon as the HVAC system is turned on, it means there is a problem with the electrical system.
Either the HVAC system is pulling in more electricity than the wiring system is rated for, or the wires could be shorting.
If you are experiencing any of these signs, then give us a call on (256) 585-2550 or visit our website. We are one of the leading HVAC system contractors for commercial heating and air conditioning in Alabama and provide all kinds of repairs.