It’s that time again, folks. Time to prepare your building for the onset of the heating season. There’s still a little bit of time before the daily temperatures really start to drop, but not much. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to preparing your building for the heating season, start by reviewing the tips below. It’s not a comprehensive list, but it’ll make sure that you’re on your way to getting your building completely ready for the heating season.
Schedule Preventive Maintenance
No matter how high-quality your building’s heating system is, it still needs professional maintenance every once in a while in order to stay in good condition. The majority of problems that can afflict your heating system are going to develop slowly, typically without giving off any obvious symptoms. By the time you notice that your commercial heating system is struggling with some sort of problem, it likely will have already been damaged by said problem. The best way to avoid having to pay higher repair costs for that kind of issue is to catch them as early as possible, which means scheduling preventive maintenance.
A maintenance appointment gives your technician the opportunity to go over your entire heating system in-detail, locate any potential issues, and resolve them before they have the opportunity to develop any further. Doing this consistently every year can reduce the odds of a serious problem afflicting your system by up to 90%, and increase the energy efficiency of the system by up to 40%. You need to schedule the service consistently to get the benefits, though.
Replace Your Heating System Entirely
No amount of heating maintenance can make your system last forever. Sooner or later, you’re going to need to install an entirely new heating system in your building. If you’re not sure whether or not your current heating system is up to the task of keeping your building warm through another cold season, compare it to this list:
- Unusual spikes in operating cost
- Frequent breakdowns
- Old age (20+ years)
All of these symptoms are indications that your system is wearing out, and that it’s starting to affect its performance. You should still have a professional technician check out your system in person, just to be sure, but chances are that you’d going to need to install a new heating system sooner rather than later.
Remember, these are just a couple of the more common recommendations that we make to all commercial business owners regarding the health of their heating systems. If you want to make sure that your building is ready for the heating season, contact us and have one of our professionals evaluate your system for you. Things will go much more smoothly if you have a personalized solution in-place by the time heating season arrives.