The HVAC system often gets neglected in commercial buildings — not because the owner doesn’t care, but because so many other systems need attention. If you notice these four red flags in your Centerpoint, Alabama, commercial space, however, consider calling us for a tune-up.

Increased Utility Bills

Depending on who pays the utility bills, sometimes this issue remains unnoticed. For instance, if your renters pay for electricity and natural gas, you might not know that your tenant is paying more for energy. Similarly, tenants might attribute increased utility bills to other issues, such as new equipment that draws more power.

A commercial HVAC system that begins to use more energy might need a tune-up. If you rent your commercial space to tenants, consider asking for copies of utility bills every six months. That way, you’ll spot disconcerting trends.

Uneven Heating and Cooling

You might notice that your commercial building feels warmer or colder in certain spots than others. Uneven cooling can suggest an issue with airflow, which could be related to the furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump. Alternatively, you might need us to clean your ducts. Whatever the case, immediate professional attention can help you control HVAC-related costs and keep your commercial space in good repair.

Strange Odors or Sounds

Maybe your tenants have reported rotten-egg or dirty-sock odors in their units, or perhaps they hear knocking noises each time the furnace kicks on. These red flags demand a tune-up because, if left alone, they can result in more costly repairs down the road. Odors and noises often signal problems with the systems themselves.

Poor Air Quality

Unfortunately, sick building syndrome isn’t a myth. Poor indoor air quality, or IAQ, can cause workers to get sick in commercial spaces. An uptick in allergy and asthma symptoms, colds, the flu, or other illnesses could indicate a problem with the HVAC system.

Fortunately, we’re here to help. For commercial HVAC tune-ups, call One Source Heating & Cooling at 205-209-4246.

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