If you own your own business, it is your job to keep your employees comfortable. One way to do this is to keep your business heated. To help you do this, below are tips to take care of the HVAC unit, as well as signs that there are problems with it, so you can get the heating unit repaired.
Take Care of Unit
The most important thing to do is to have your heating unit maintained by a professional. This is generally done twice per year. The best time to call is the late summer as the HVAC company will likely get very busy once the temperatures start cooling down.
The contractor can check the entire unit from inside out. They will open it up and check for any debris and use a type of vacuum to clear it out, such as leaves, grass, etc. These things can get through the vents on the side of the HVAC unit. The contractor will test the fan. The fan is important as this is what pushes air through the duct work.
The contractor will also check the condenser, refrigerant, wiring, heat exchanger, evaporator coil, and much more. Once the contractor finishes outside, they will check the thermostat inside. If your thermostat has not been replaced in some time you should consider doing this. Newer thermostats are much more energy efficient. For example, you can set it to turn off your HVAC unit at night and then turn the heat back on in the morning at a certain time. This puts a lot of less work on the unit and can save you a lot of money.
Signs of Problems
One problem you can have is your building being too cold. This could be due to something as simple as a dirty air filter. If this is the case, air cannot get through the filter the way it needs to. The refrigerant could also be low. The contractor can refill this refrigerant for you quickly if this is the case. It could be a more serious problem, such as with the evaporator coil or heat exchanger. The contractor may be able to make repairs to these and other components or they may need to be replaced.
Another sign of problems is a noisy HVAC unit. This noise could be coming from loose screws inside the HVAC unit or the coil fins may be clogged with debris. You can check these things on your own and take care of the problem. If not, call a contractor to look at the unit. If you do these things and the unit is still noisy It is more serious. If you do not take care of the problem, it will only get worse and cause greater damage.
Talk with your HVAC contractor, such as from Mercury Tec, about this and other information to keep your heat going.