Now that winter is officially here, you need to make sure that your commercial furnace is operating at maximum capacity. Problems with your furnace can leave you facing a very uncomfortable winter inside your commercial building. One way to protect your furnace is to take care of repairs immediately. Here are just four of the reasons you should contact your HVAC contractor and schedule repairs for your commercial furnace.
You've Purchased an Existing Building
If you've recently purchased an existing commercial building, and the furnace isn't functioning the way you think it should, now's the time to call for repairs. If the previous owners didn't provide you with detailed maintenance records for the furnace, you have no way of knowing the problems that might exist. The best way to get on top of potential problems is to call for repairs right away.
Your Tenant Complaints Have Increased
If you own a commercial building and you lease out office space, you need to pay attention to your tenants during the winter. Their complaints can offer you vital information concerning the condition of your furnace. For instance, if your tenants are suddenly complaining about a lack of heat, odd odors, or loud noises coming from the furnace room, you need to schedule a service call with your HVAC contractor. Those increased tenant complaints could be a good indication that your furnace is malfunctioning.
Your Annual Inspection Identified Problems
If your annual inspection identified problems with your furnace, now's the time to take care of those repairs. Waiting too long to have those repairs taken care of could put you at risk for a variety of problems, including increased repair costs or the complete breakdown of your furnace. Unfortunately, the delays could also result in your need for a total replacement of your furnace. To avoid the additional costs, and the possibility of a very cold winter inside your commercial building, take care of those repairs right away.
You're Trying to Extend the Life of Your Furnace
If you're having trouble with your commercial furnace but your operating budget doesn't have room for replacement costs right now, take care of the repairs as they pop up. When your furnace is in the process of going out for the final time, it may suffer intermittent breakdowns. Taking care of those issues as they arise will help you get a few more months - or a few more years - out of your existing furnace. That will give you the time you need to save up for a new system.
For more information, contact a commercial furnace repair company.