As the weather outside starts moving into the extremes, it is crucial to keep a close watch on your commercial HVAC systems. Don’t overlook small problems—they can quickly lead to major malfunctions and even whole-system breakdowns! Catching these problems early can protect your business from a sudden loss of cooling this summer as well as save you from extensive and costly damages.

Strange Noises

Large and powerful commercial heating and cooling systems are designed to run as quietly as possible, however, they do have some normal operating noises. These shouldn’t concern you, but new and unexpected noises could indicate a problem with your equipment. If your system is disrupting your employees and clients—it’s time to call the professionals.

Unpleasant Smells

Strange smells should be immediately investigated by an HVAC expert. Musty smells coming from duct vents or the unit itself are an indication of mold or mildew. Burning smells indicate your system is overheating and sulfurous/rotten egg smells are indicative of a gas leak.

Poor Temperature Control

If you are constantly running your system and still have difficulty maintaining interior temperatures, it is likely that your system can no longer keep up with your facility’s demands. You may even be running your system more to compensate, which is increasing your energy use and further stressing the equipment.

Too Much Moisture

In addition to cooling, your air conditioning system helps dehumidify the air. Your unit may need serviced if your workplace feels uncomfortably sticky or clammy.

Increased Energy Bills

A single faulty part can force your entire system to run longer to reach your desired temperature. This increase in energy use equates to an inflated energy bill. An unexplained increase in your energy bills is a major red flag that your system may be malfunctioning.

Air Quality Issues

Improper HVAC operation is one of the most common causes of poor indoor airquality, which can lead to an increase in sick days and health care costs.

Lack of Proper Maintenance

Every system requires a little maintenance here and there. If your HVAC system doesn’t receive seasonal maintenance, it is likely in need of repair.

Trust theCommercial Air Experts—Cochran Cooling & Heating

When you see the signs that your commercial HVAC system needs repair, it’s important to hire a commercial HVAC expert. At Cochran Cooling & Heating, we have a complete commercial division that keeps metro Atlanta businesses cool and comfortable. Contact us today for all your commercial air care needs.