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HVAC Warning Signs and What They Mean

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Everyday, commercial businesses rely on their HVAC systems, units that govern Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, to create a comfortable workspace for employees and to facilitate the flow of business as usual in their respective buildings. HVAC systems do not require frequent replacement if business owners properly maintain their units and prevent it from malfunctioning. In this blog, we’ll introduce you to three common warning signs associated with malfunctioning HVAC systems so that you can preserve the quality of your HVAC unit and ultimately protect your commercial business from an unwanted disaster.

3 Common Warning Signs: What Do They Mean?

  1. Odor

One warning sign in HVAC systems involves the presence of a strange odor throughout your commercial business. This smell is sometimes known as “Dirty Sock Syndrome,” as buildings can adopt an odor similar to that of a dirty sock when HVAC units accumulate dirt and degree. Odors emanating from your commercial business’ HVAC unit can be the result of several different issues. First, mold occasionally grows in HVAC systems that do not receive regular maintenance. Additionally, infrequent maintenance can also cause evaporator coils within the unit to be subject to the growth of bacteria and mold or mildew, as well as a buildup of dirt. Because HVAC units provide ventilation, odors can travel to different areas of the building, spreading the smell while the unit spreads air.

  1. Weird Sounds

There is no reason to worry if your HVAC unit emits a faint humming noise. On the other hand, peculiar, loud, and intense noises coming from your business’ HVAC unit are often warning signs. A rattling noise coming from your HVAC may indicate a failing compressor or loose parts. Such unusual noises are typically good indicators that the unit should be inspected by a professional.

  1. Increasing Cost

HVAC units are essential for employees working in commercial businesses, as people rely on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning on a daily basis in order to cultivate a comfortable work environment. A sudden spike in the price of your bill due to your HVAC unit is another common warning sign that it is likely not functioning properly. The reason for significant increases in your HVAC bill usually has to do with clogged or dirty filters within the unit. Obstructed filters send HVAC systems into overdrive, which subsequently generates higher costs.

Trust SERVPRO’s HVAC Services

All three warning signs that we covered reflect the importance of regularly surveying and maintaining your commercial business’ HVAC unit. In the event that you notice any of the aforementioned warning signs in your commercial business’ unit, it is best to contact a professional in order to get to the bottom of the issue. Call SERVPRO of Harrisburg West at (717) 510-6779 so that you can enlist the help of our HVAC Cleaning Services and gain the assistance of a team of HVAC professionals that will have your back until the problem has been fixed. Here at SERVPRO, we strive to work quickly and efficiently in order to get your commercial business back on its feet after any disaster, no matter how big or how small. Don’t forget to also take a look at our other Building Services, Commercial Restoration Services, and Commercial Cleaning Services for all of your commercial business’ restoration, remediation, and cleaning needs.

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