When you own or manage any kind of commercial property, whether it’s a store, restaurant, apartment building, or office, it’s important for you to provide heating. You are likely using your heating system every day to keep out the cold and stay comfortable now that it is winter. Since your furnace is running frequently, there is a higher chance you will notice if there are any issues that require attention.
Here are four signs to watch out for that let you know it’s time for furnace repair at your business:
- Strange Odours- When you start using the furnace for the first time in a while, it may smell strange, but the odour should disappear shortly. However, if the smell won’t go away, you should have a professional check for issues. If you smell gas, you should have everyone evacuate and then immediately call your gas company.
- Insufficient Heating- If your furnace has been running but your building is still cold or unevenly heated, you likely need furnace repair. An HVAC professional can diagnose the issue and get your furnace back in working order.
- Unusual Noises- Furnaces are not silent, but there is a difference between the gentle whirring of a working system and the troubling squealing or grinding of a broken furnace. The problem may have something to do with worn bearings or other components.
- Poor Air Quality- A dirty furnace doesn’t do your business any favours when it comes to air quality. If you notice that people inside your building are experiencing respiratory issues, your furnace may have something to do with it. Call an HVAC professional for furnace repair. They can identify the issue whether the filter needs replacement or there is a more serious problem.