Furnace Fiascos Avoided

Reasons Your Commercial Furnace May Need Repair

As a business owner, you have plenty of things to worry about on a daily basis to keep the business running. That can cause you to pay less attention to building utilities that need to be repaired. Here are some reasons to hire an HVAC technician to repair your commercial furnace.

The Age

If your furnace is approaching the end of its lifespan, it could be worth having a tune-up done to make sure that everything is in good shape. A furnace can last around as many as 30 years if you take good care of it over the years. You will be surprised at how far some regular maintenance can go to extend the lifespan of the unit. 

The Utility Bills

Your business likely has utility bills that are much bigger than those at your home. That said, you still need to keep an eye on them to notice any irregularities in your energy consumption. If you have a natural gas furnace and your gas bills are much higher than in previous years, it could be due to a furnace working harder than it has to in order to keep up with demand. The unit will simply run longer and use more electricity as it becomes more inefficient over time. 

The Comfort

Think about the comfort of your commercial building and how it has changed over the years. Do you feel like there are cold zones that are not getting enough heat but other areas that feel just fine? This may be due to the long span of ductwork that the hot air has to travel through and to the blower motor not spinning fast enough to get the heat to all of its intended destinations. It can also be due to a heat exchanger that has started to malfunction and needs to be fixed. If you have employees complaining about having to wear extra layers, look into having the appliance repaired. 

The Air Quality 

The furnace provides hot air for the entire building, which means that it can also affect the air quality if something is not right. It's possible that a broken humidifier has caused the air to feel dry and created a working environment that is not enjoyable due to the air quality. Thankfully, the humidifier is a separate component of the HVAC system that can be addressed, and it doesn't mean that your furnace is starting to fail. 

For more information, contact a commercial furnace repair contractor.