Owning commercial property is a wise financial investment that can be quite lucrative. However, commercial buildings also need to be properly maintained in order to increase in value. A commercial building that is in good repair and maintained can also attract tenants, and as the owner, you can charge higher lease payments. When it comes to maintaining commercial buildings, paying attention to the HVAC system is essential. As the owner of a commercial building, you should have the HVAC system serviced and inspected on a regular basis. But, even with preventative maintenance, an HVAC system won't last forever. Some common signs that a commercial HVAC system needs to be replaced include:
Utility Bills are Increasing
When an HVAC system nears the end of its lifespan, it will not run very efficiently. Thus, in order to keep up, the HVAC system may cycle on and off frequently, or run for hours at a time in order to heat or cool the building. As a result, you will notice an increase in your heating and cooling bills. If the utility bills for your commercial building are going up for an unexplained reason, it is a good idea to hire a commercial HVAC contractor to inspect the build's HVAC system and determine if it needs to be replaced.
Uneven Heating and Cooling
When a commercial HVAC system is in good repair, it will be able to heat or cool the entire building without any issues. As an HVAC ages and gets to the point where replacement is necessary, components within the system begin to break down, and you may notice that the HVAC system can no longer consistently heat or cool the building. If you notice that one part of the building is nice and cool during the summer while another section is sweltering despite the air conditioner running, it may be time to have your building's HVAC system replaced.
If your building's HVAC system is getting old, there is a good chance that it will begin to have problems due to wear and tear and faulty parts. In the event that your building's HVAC system is not working properly, having repairs made can make sense. But, if the HVAC system is breaking down and needing to be fixed on a regular basis, you are better off having the HVAC system replaced instead of wasting money repairing something that is at the end of its lifespan.
My name is Maura, and I am certified in HVAC installation and repair. I have many clients who call me in a panic because they have turned on their air conditioners and nothing has happened. Your air conditioning technician will get to you as soon as possible, but there are some steps you can take while you are waiting. You might just find that you are able to fix the problem on your own, although you will still want to have a professional assess the situation. In this blog I will take you through some common reasons your air conditioner might not be working and show you some easy temporary solutions.