Indoor comfort is just as important in your business or commercial property as it is in your residence. When Georgia temperatures dip, you and your employees rely on your furnace to keep the chill at bay. Without regular maintenance to your HVAC system, you could find yourself out in the cold. During chilly months, you need to rely on your furnace daily, so it’s essential that your unit is in good working order before cooler weather arrives.
Why You Need Regular Commercial Heating Maintenance
There are many benefits to scheduling regular furnace maintenance to ensure your healthy indoor air quality, including:
- Preventing Breakdowns. Regular commercial furnace maintenance will catch any problems with your system before they become major issues, helping to avoid breakdowns, and ensuring you’ll have heat when you need it.
- Maintenance Extends the Life of Your System. With regular annual heating maintenance, your HVAC unit will run more efficiently, and for longer. There will be less wear and tear on your system, and it will require fewer repairs in the long term.
- Saving Money. When your heating system doesn’t run efficiently, it takes more energy to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures, which results in a higher energy bill. When your system is in top shape, you’ll avoid costly repairs, and it will be less expensive to heat your workspaces.
A Clean Furnace Filter Is Important
Without an air filter, your furnace would blow dust and dirt throughout your workspace, compromising your air quality and leaving your unit vulnerable to a variety of mechanical issues. A dirty air filter isn’t much better. A dirty or clogged air filter makes your system inefficient, raises your utility bill, and can lead to costly future repairs. Additionally, a poorly maintained unit and dirty filter can harbor dust, allergen spores, contaminants, and breed mold and bacteria in the vents, which can exacerbate asthma and respiratory issues. Ensure your unit is performing at its peak by cleaning or replacing the filter every month during the winter.
Getting Your Furnace Up and Running
When you first turn up the thermostat when chilly weather arrives, and you haven’t performed basic furnace maintenance, you may need to troubleshoot your unit. For example, if your furnace doesn’t send warm air throughout the building, your pilot light may have gone out or a fuse may have blown. Alternately, your thermostat may be set too low, or be broken. It could be a simple fix, such as a tripped circuit breaker. On the other hand, it may be a more serious issue such as a gas leak. Scheduling routine preventative maintenance will ensure that what seems like a minor problem isn’t major, or potentially dangerous.
Call the Pros at R & D Mechanical Services
While you may be tempted to diagnose and fix your commercial furnace issues on your own, unless you’re a trained and experienced HVAC specialist, this could end up costing more in the long run. For peace of mind, schedule a maintenance appointment with the commercial indoor air comfort experts at R & D Mechanical Services today!