What to Do During a Commercial HVAC Emergency
Is your HVAC system performing at the right level?
There’s not a single day that goes by that you don’t rely on your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. The more efficiently your system runs, the more comfortable you’ll feel—but what happens when disaster strikes? How do you get your equipment back up and running with minimal downtime? No one wants to suffer through dealing with malfunctioning HVAC systems, but it can be incredibly difficult to find the assistance you need on short notice. At Air Comfort, we deliver efficient emergency care that gets your heating and cooling unit back up and running in no time. We’ve outlined some pertinent situations where you should reach out to an emergency commercial HVAC contractor, and what preventative maintenance tactics you can also utilize for future reference.
Your furnace isn’t functioning correctly.
This might sound like a run-of-the-mill reason to reach out to an HVAC contractor, but acting quickly and before the problem is exacerbated is what we want to emphasize here. If your furnace isn’t turning on, it could mean that the pilot light isn’t working or the wiring could be faulty.
A staff member’s health is at risk.
If you work in a facility with several employees, you know how important it is to make sure that heat never gets too hot or goes out entirely. If there’s a stretch where the temperature is on the fritz, you need to reach out to an emergency contractor to restore your heating systems or AC unit to an optimal level of indoor air quality. If a heat pump is malfunctioning, you risk compromising the health of the entire staff.
You smell gas.
If you smell something that resembles sulfur or rotten eggs, turn off your main gas line as soon as you can and call an emergency HVAC contractor. Besides smelling terrible, that smell is a surefire sign that something’s wrong; check the pilot light routinely, and be on the lookout for signs of a carbon monoxide leak.
Stick to a preventative maintenance program.
The best way to keep your facility clean and free from the problems that plague so many ventilation and air conditioning units is adhering to a preventative maintenance schedule. Over the years, we’ve noticed that so many high-quality heated air and air conditioning systems have their lifespans shortened due to a lack of care and no adherence to a planned maintenance program. It’s one of the best ways to mitigate equipment failure before it’s too late; here are some helpful tips that every facility should practice to prolong the lifespan of their HVAC system.
- Clean dirt, leaves, and debris from in and around the system.
- Inspect the coil, cabinet, and base pan for blockages, holes, and other abnormalities.
- Inspect the fan blades while they’re in motion and stationary to determine wear and tear.
The more comprehensive your preventative maintenance plan, the more likely you are to be able to detect an issue before it spirals out of control. Take care of your system, and avoid HVAC emergencies however you can; if you can’t, you know that Air Comfort will be right there to help when you need us to be.
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