3 Signs You Need Commercial HVAC Repairs

3 Signs You Need Commercial HVAC Repairs

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is easy to take for granted. You turn it on, it does its job, and everyone is happy. If your home or office maintains a comfortable temperature, you don’t give it another thought.

As a result, it’s easy to miss the signs that your commercial HVAC system may be on its last legs and is in dire need of repairs until it breaks down. You can prevent this from happening by spotting three telltale warning signs. Those include:

1. Vents Release Cool or Lukewarm Air

HVAC units don’t usually send clear signals of an impending breakdown. Most symptoms tend to be subtle. The lone exception occurs when cool air is pumped through your vents even when the heater is turned on. That is the one obvious sign.

When this occurs, it can be caused by a thermostat malfunction, a fuel combustion issue, an air leak in your ducts, reduced air flow, or pressure loss that is manifesting itself as lukewarm air.

2. Utility Costs Spike Suddenly

Typically, minor changes in your heating or cooling bill are not a cause for alarm. However, a bill that is much higher than it was at the same time last year is a tipoff that you probably are looking at a heating or cooling system that isn’t running as efficiently as it should. Potential causes include leaky ducts, improper maintenance, or a worn-out part.

3. HVAC Unit Smells Like It’s Burning

A burning smell from your unit could signal an electrical issue, a piece of equipment overheating, or an imminent compressor breakdown.

While it is normal to detect a very slight burning odor when you first activate your heater on a cold day, this is much different. We're talking about an odor that persists and shows no signs of disappearing when you clean or deodorize. In this situation, you should call an HVAC professional immediately. Your HVAC technician will be able to identify the source of the smell and direct you to the proper method of dealing with it.

Finding the Right Help for Your HVAC Needs

Your HVAC system plays an important part in keeping your property a safe and comfortable place for your clients and employees. To keep it in excellent working condition, as well as to address issues that might need intervention, you must have a reliable HVAC service provider. Affirmative Air is a trusted provider of commercial air conditioning and heating services in Phoenix, AZ. The company has been in the business of air conditioning maintenance and repairs, duct cleaning, heating installation and repairs, and duct sealing for more ethan 20 years. For HVAC maintenance and services you can depend on, call 480-418-8685 or visit our Contact Us page.

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