Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems
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Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

Hello, my name is Jacob. I would like to talk about proper installation and repair of the HVAC system in your commercial building. Full scale HVAC systems for commercial buildings require ongoing maintenance and repairs to keep every floor and room at a comfortable temperature. These temperature control systems also control the air quality in the building by sending the airflow through filter elements. My site will cover all aspects of the upkeep needed for these systems. I will also talk about the benefits of keeping your air quality and temperatures at desirable levels. Thanks for coming to visit my website.

Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

How Long Can You Let Heating Repair Work Go?

Isaiah Chapman

Nobody wants to pay for heating repair work any sooner than they have to. However, every system will reach a point where repairs are necessary. Follow these recommendations to decide whether it's time for HVAC servicing.


Heating repair issues can be a bit sneaky because they often don't occur as catastrophic failures. An aging system probably isn't going to operate as quietly as it did several years ago, for example. Consequently, many people ignore noises because the problems don't seem especially pressing.

Virtually all high-pitched noises are bad when it comes to heating repair needs. Anything that sounds like metal scraping probably calls for immediate attention. Likewise, anything that sounds like gas igniting is bad because it may be a sign of delayed ignition.

High Energy Consumption

Make sure you're looking at units consumed and not the price. It is possible an increase in your home's energy bill is the utility company's fault.

Once you've ruled out a rate increase, you should consider whether the HVAC system is having problems. If it's cycling too long, for example, that may lead to greater consumption. Similarly, some systems may overcompensate by pulling more power if they have failing components.


Notably, many smells aren't due to technical issues with HVAC units. If you haven't replaced the filters for more than three months, that's a good starting point. An HVAC system repair technician can show you where the filters are situated if you don't know where to find them. Likewise, they can tell you which models of filters are right for your home's type of system. You may also want to vacuum the vents to ensure there isn't any debris that might have floated in causing funky smells.

One notable exception on the smell front is anything that's smoky. Never take chances with a smoky smell from a heating unit. If you know how to shut the system off completely, do so. Call a technician and ask them to look at the system.

Short or Long Cycles

The cycle time of a system can also be sneaky because it will tend to slowly shift over time. Also, the weather can vary from year to year so you might just assume the cycle is running shorter or longer because conditions are different. However, it's not a bad idea if you notice a difference in the cycle length to ask an HVAC system repair contractor to check it out.

Contact a heating repair technician in your area to learn more.