Commercial heating systems are placed under a lot of strain during the heating season. The bigger the building, the harder the system has to work to heat it. Of course, it’s hard for customers and employees to focus when they can’t feel their fingers because of the cold, so going without isn’t really an option. Before you start to rely on your commercial heating system on a regular basis this winter, you should take certain steps to make sure that it’s as healthy as possible.
Schedule Preventive Maintenance
If you’re a building manager, you probably have a hundred more pressing things on your mind than whether or not the heater is working properly. Until, of course, the heater stops working. By that point, though, the damage is done and there isn’t a whole lot that you can do about it without paying through the nose for repairs. Fortunately, there is a way around all of that unpleasantness.
Scheduling preventive maintenance at least once a year gives your technician the opportunity to locate and resolve developing issues in your system before they have the opportunity to worsen to the point of threatening the system. This can reduce the odds of a serious problem developing with your heating system by up to 90%, and increase the energy efficiency of the system by up to 40%. You can save thousands of dollars in repair bills by scheduling maintenance on a regular basis throughout the life of your system. This is the reason why maintenance is the single best way to ensure that your heater stays healthy.
Know The Signs
Even consistently scheduling preventive maintenance is not a guarantee that you will avoid any and all problems with your commercial heating system over the winter months. So, you should still know ahead of time what to look for that should prompt a call for repairs. The faster you can recognize some sort of problem with your commercial heating system, the faster you can get it fixed and the better off your system will be.
We don’t have the space to go over every possible symptom that an indicate your heater is in need of repairs. The best thing to do is to call for repairs if you notice anything at all that makes you think your heart might not be functioning properly. Specific symptoms include a drop in heating output, low airflow, odd noises, and short cycling. You8 should also consider calling a technician if your heater appears to be costing more from month to month than it normally does, as that might indicate that the system is having trouble operating properly.