For all the differences between commercial heating and home heating, there are a remarkable number of similarities when it comes to repair issues. Unfortunately, business owners can be just as ignorant as homeowners regarding recognizing the need for heating repair. Read on for a few of the more common commercial heating repair needs, and how you can recognize them.
Short-cycling is the name for when your heating system rapidly turns itself on and off throughout the day. This is caused by the heater control circuit shutting down the system as a safety measure to prevent overheating. When the heater turns on, the internal temperature of the unit reaches a level beyond the established safety level. When the control circuit registers this, it shuts the heater down in order to prevent a fire or further damage to the unit. After the temperature in the heater drops back below the safety level, the unit turns itself back on. The cycle repeats endlessly, as the safety measure doesn’t actually resolve whatever is causing the heater to overheat. In order to actually solve this problem, you’ll need to call a professional to look at it.
Increase in Heating Bills
Heating bills fluctuate as demand varies from month to month. However, you should pay attention to whether your bill either keeps increasing or spikes and doesn’t come back down. This is a sign that your heater is having to work harder than usual, which is caused by some sort of problem with the system. Most often, this is caused by simple cumulative wear and tear. As your heater ages, its individual parts will begin to wear out from use. These parts wear out at different rates, and usually take a long time to completely fail from normal wear and tear. Before that happens, however, parts will reach a point where they can no longer fulfill their role effectively. Your heater will still function, but it will struggle to put out the same amount of heat. It will stay on longer to compensate for the heat loss, which results in higher bills.
If your commercial heating system is having trouble, call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. to schedule an appointment today. We provide commercial heating repair services throughout Farmington, NM.