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4 Signs You Need Commerical HVAC Repair

It’s important to stay on top of commercial HVAC repair to keep your business comfortable for both team members, tenants, and customers. After all, an uncomfortable environment can leave a bad impression that lasts for a lifetime. You always want to put your best foot forward, and maintaining your HVAC system is just a small piece of that puzzle.

You can keep reading to learn more about four of the signs that can indicate your commercial HVAC system needs professional attention ASAP. Then give our team a call to schedule your commercial HVAC repair in Saint Michael. Don’t put off calling the pros when you suspect that something is wrong.

Unusual Sounds

If you hear any unusual sounds that you can pinpoint as coming from your HVAC system, it is time to schedule service. Unusual sounds can point toward all sorts of problems, both big and small. Unusual sounds are essentially anything that would be considered out of the ordinary for your HVAC system. 

For example, you may hear the system click on and off before and after a cooling cycle. But if you hear a persistent clicking that goes on and on without stopping, that is unusual. Other examples include loud and alarming sounds that your system should never make, like banging, shrieking, or scraping. These can indicate that something inside the system is loose and causing friction with other parts. This can lead to extensive damage if the repair needs are left unaddressed. 

Bad Smells

Any bad odors originating from your HVAC system are also concerning. Examples include a burning smell that could mean something is overheating or there is an electrical problem. Musty or damp odors can indicate that moisture is building up inside of the system and that there may even be mold growth present.

A chemical or slightly sweet odor can mean that there is a refrigerant leak that needs to be addressed. Any of these problems warrant a call right away to our team. Bad odors should never be ignored, even if they are faint or overpowering.

Changes in HVAC Operation

You should have a good idea of how your commercial HVAC system operates for cooling. If your commercial unit turns on and stays on for an extended period of time, that’s a red flag it is struggling to meet your cooling expectations. 

On the other hand, short cycling can be an issue where the system turns on and off over and over again without ever staying on long enough to complete a cooling cycle. A safety mechanism may be triggering the unit to turn off. We can get down to the root of the problem and fix it so that your commercial system can turn on and stay on for long enough to cool down your business location.

High Energy Costs

Monitor your energy costs from month to month and from year to year over the same period of time. Although it is normal to see some fluctuations, your energy bills should never jump up and cost a significant amount unless you’ve made drastic changes to the thermostat settings or other energy use. 

Although energy consumption can be attributed to variety of different factors, especially in a business, your HVAC system is a good place to look. If something is going wrong with the system, you may not realize it right away. A high energy bill may be the first red flag that you notice, and it’s worth scheduling a check-up just to be sure.

Contact Comfort Matters Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. With you through THE HIGHS & LOWS!

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