Winter weather doesn’t just wreak havoc on our daily routines — forcing us to wait a little longer before leaving the house or slow down on the roads — but it also affects commercial HVAC systems. Below are five signs that winter weather is damaging your commercial HVAC system in Gettysburg, PA.
High Utility Bills
While your utility bills rise when there’s a cold snap, it’s a red flag if this happens during normal winter temperatures. If you see an unusually high energy bill, take immediate action, and call a technician for HVAC maintenance before something else happens to your heater.
One issue you need to keep in mind during the winter is snow or ice on your outdoor unit. While your HVAC system has a defrost cycle to de-ice itself and remove snow, the ice can extend to the rest of the unit. This poses a risk to the rest of your HVAC system, especially the wiring.
Indoor Air Quality Issues
The arrival of winter’s chill doesn’t mean you can stop changing the air filters in your HVAC unit. While your unit may have high-quality filters, they still need replacing or cleaning at regular intervals. When filters become dirty or clogged, the particles circulate indoors, affecting indoor air quality.
While your business may have multiple heating zones, all areas should have sufficient heating. If people in your building complain about colder areas, this indicates a problem with the heater.
Nobody wants to sniff unpleasant odors, but unusual smells tell you when there’s a problem with your HVAC system. If your motors are about to burn out, the unit produces an acrid smell, or you may experience a musty or dirty-sock smell from stagnant water in the ducts.
At the first sign of trouble, it’s best to contact a technician so that you can maintain a comfortable environment for your employees and customers. Contact Siegman Forced Air Systems, Inc. today for prompt, professional commercial HVAC service. We’ll help provide peace of mind that your HVAC system will see you through the winter.
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