Signs You Need To Call Your Commercial HVAC Contractor

Published on: May 30, 2022

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It’s always better to get ahead of a problem, but how do you know when it’s time to call the professionals? Here are our signs that it’s time to call your building automation contractor.

The HVAC system is the lifeblood of your building. It keeps the people inside comfortable and content, helps everything run harmoniously, and is key to keeping your operating costs manageable. With so much riding on the technical inner workings of your business, how do you know when it’s time to have things checked out? Here are our top three signs it’s time to call your commercial HVAC contractor:

1. Your Employees Are Complaining

This is an obvious one and one that should not be ignored. Are you hearing your employees are too hot? Too cold? What about that strange clunking noise that appeared from the walls during their last meeting? Discomfort and noise complaints from the people spending all day in your buildings could require a quick call to Kimco, where most of the time we can help diagnose the issue from afar with the help of our new software, ServiceTitan.

2. What’s That Smell?

Strange odours are a red flag that could point to many different things. A burning smell may be an electrical issue like a short circuit or burnt-out part. Mould or mildew smells could be a variety of issues. Any unidentified odour is worthy of a call to your building automation contractor.

3. Price Hikes

Have you noticed a spike in utility bills? Part of what makes building automation systems so beneficial for your building is that they’re efficient — which is good for the planet and your bottom line. Unexpected spikes in costs could mean that your building’s HVAC system is not running as energy-efficiently as it should be. Smart metres are a simple way to look into energy usage from our end or yours, the first step in diagnosing an issue. Don’t let an easy-to-fix inefficiency cost you.

The best way to keep your HVAC controls running in top shape is by opting for a Preventative Maintenance Program. These quarterly check-ups for your building save you from disaster in the long run and allow time for budgeting, replacement and improvements by catching problems before they start. Learn more about preventative maintenance solutions from Kimco.

Don’t let HVAC, electrical and building automation issues get out of hand. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, contact us to keep your building running smoothly as we head into the Okanagan summer.

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