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Don’t Ignore These Warnings You Need Commercial Heating Repair


You never want to neglect the HVAC system that provides warmth to your commercial facility, especially if it’s sending off warning signs that it needs commercial heating repair. Unfortunately, when you have so much to take care of to run your business on a day-to-day basis, you may miss some of these warnings about a heating system in jeopardy.

Below are a few of these signs you should never ignore. Call us 24/7 to handle the services to get your heating system back to work—so you can get back to work!

ONE: Uneven heating in the building

You’ll probably first start hearing from employees about cold spots around the building. Never just assume that it’s a minor issue or that some people have different temperature needs.

Uneven heating is an early sign of part of the HVAC system failing. It can also indicate smaller troubles that still need to be addressed, such as problems with the ventilation system zoning or malfunctioning thermostats. Your employees are your best “barometer” when it comes to detecting uneven heating.

TWO: Rises in energy costs

Running a business means you pay close attention to the bottom line and monthly expenses. When there is a rise in energy costs that seems out-of-bounds (it’s more than you would normally expect when cooler weather arrives), it can point to a range of problems with the heating system, such as leaking refrigerant, clogged air filters, failing blower motors, etc. When you have doubts about a spike in your energy costs, have professionals examine the system to see if it needs repairs—or parts of it need to be replaced.

THREE: Odd sounds or odors from the vents

You probably have rooftop HVAC units to handle climate control in your building. This means most of the noise of the system operating is removed from the work space. However, you may hear the sounds of a malfunction come through the vents: grinding, shrieking, and clanging noises. Something else may come through the vent: acrid and musty odors. All of these are telling you to call for HVAC professionals to see if something is wrong with your commercial system. (If you have a natural gas heater, be extra cautious of a rotten egg smell, as this can indicate a dangerous gas leak.)

FOUR: Short-cycling

This is when the HVAC system starts and stops over a shorter period than normal. The standard commercial HVAC system should run through a heating cycle of around 15 minutes at least. If you or your employees notice the heating system is turning on and off more frequently, the system is ­short-cycling, which puts extra strain on the system. There are many causes of short-cycling, including refrigerant leaks and a poorly sized system—all of them need a technician to investigate.

We have the service you need for your commercial heating in Everett, WA, and we’re ready around the clock to help you. We have more than fifty years of history in the industry, and you can trust we’ll solve your commercial HVAC troubles.

Evergreen State Heat & AC serves Snohomish County and the Eastside. Call us for fast service—we have 24/7 on-call dispatching.

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