When the temperature drops to unbearable levels in the winter, businesses in Indianapolis may not be able to run smoothly without a properly functioning commercial HVAC system. If your HVAC unit is struggling to create a comfortable environment for your employees and customers, you’ll likely see a decline in productivity and profitability, which can have long-term effects on your business. Listen carefully to your unit; it may be telling you it’s time to call your friends at Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc.
1. Screeching or SquealingIf your commercial HVAC system is producing a screeching or squealing sound, it may be because its blower motor has a damaged belt or bearing problems. A damaged belt is usually not expensive to fix, but it should be replaced before it breaks, because a broken belt can cause the blower to stop turning. Bearing problems can sometimes be solved by adding lubricant or replacing the worn bearings.
2. HissingA hissing sound usually means that air is escaping from a component in your commercial HVAC system. The important thing is to locate the source of the sound. In most cases, a hissing sound is indicative of a more significant problem and, because your HVAC is a closed system, any sign of leaks should be inspected and repaired by a qualified technician.
3. Banging or ClangingA banging or clanking sound usually suggests that a component in your HVAC system is loose or broken, such as a crankshaft, connecting rod, or piston pin in the compressor. Any loose, out-of-place, or broken components in your HVAC unit should be fixed as soon as possible before they cause damage to other components.
4. Rattling or Chattering
If you hear a rattling sound coming from your HVAC unit, it can mean that your equipment is beginning to show signs of wear and tear, and some of its components are loosening.
If you find that your commercial HVAC system is making any of these noises, it’s time to schedule a repair visit from Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc. Our technicians are knowledgeable in all industrial heating and commercial furnace repair. Contact us today at (833) 235-9260.