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Tips on Keeping Your Commercial Heating System in Good Shape

commercial-rooftop-unitWe’re still experiencing some wide swings between hot and cold days. Eventually, though, we’ll slide into the full-on heating season. Your commercial property will start to rely on its heating system to maintain a comfortable climate on a daily basis. Along with that added usage, there’s going to be an increased chance of problems developing. If you want to make sure that your commercial heating system is able to cope with the strain of heating season, there are a couple of tips you should follow. Read on to find out more about these tips.

Schedule Preventive Maintenance

The best way to deal with potential problems, and prevent them from occurring as often in the future, is to schedule preventive maintenance. In the initial stages of a malfunction, you’re unlikely to notice any signs that something is wrong with your heating system. Most symptoms don’t show up until the problem, whatever it is, is quite advanced. You don’t want to let things get that far, because by that point the system will have already become damaged before you can fix the core problem. Preventive maintenance is the key to stopping this from happening.

A preventive maintenance appointment gives your technician the opportunity to locate any preexisting problems, as well as areas that look like they might begin to malfunction if put under increased strain. These areas can be fixed before they get any worse, hopefully before they can even start impacting the system. The average commercial heating system that receives regular maintenance has been shown to be up to 90% less likely to develop problems in the future than systems that don’t. Systems that receive consistent maintenance are also up to 40% more energy efficient, which helps to cut your monthly operating bills. You do have to schedule it consistently if you want to reap the benefits, though.

Call for Repairs if Necessary

Preventive maintenance goes a long way towards preventing issues from developing with the system, but it’s not 100% effective. Nothing is. There is a chance that you will have to deal with some kind of issue with your commercial system between maintenance appointments. If and when that happens, it’s important that you be able to recognize it so that you can have it repaired.

There are a number of warning signs that you should watch for that your commercial heating system is in trouble. Keep an eye out for any noticeable drops in output capacity, as that can indicate a number of issues with the system. Unusually high monthly operating costs are another indicator that your system needs professional attention. Odd noises often mean that one or multiple parts of the system are malfunctioning, and might be on the verge of failing entirely. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to calling for repairs, though. If you have any reason to suspect that your system is malfunctioning, make sure that you call for professional assistance.

DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. provides a full range of commercial HVAC services in Bergen County, NJ. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians. We’ll make sure that your commercial heating system is in the best possible shape this season.

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