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Commercial Heating Services in Birmingham, AL
You probably don’t think too often about your office’s heating system. However, we’d be willing to bet that you’d notice if your fingers were too numb to feel the keys on your keyboard. Commercial heating is just as important as residential heating, especially considering the amount of people that the average commercial building serves on a regular basis. It takes quite a lot to keep a large commercial building heated, but we’re here to help you do just that.
Western Sales & Services, Inc. offers a full range of commercial heating services throughout Birmingham, AL. If you need a commercial heating system installed, repaired, maintained, or replaced, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.
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What You Need to Know About Commercial Heating
There are a great many different heating options available on the residential market, but the majority of them are combustion–based. Furnaces, boilers, and similar residential systems burn natural gas or some other type of fuel to generate heat, which is then distributed throughout the house. Things work a bit differently in the commercial field.
Because of the massive amount of fuel that would be required to heat an entire commercial building, and the fact that many commercial buildings are not outfitted with a gas line, the majority of commercial heating systems are heat pumps. These are systems that are designed to operate much the same way an air conditioner does, except they can reverse the flow of refrigerant. This allows them to operate as either heating or air conditioning systems, as the need arises.
When to Call for Commercial Heating Repair & Maintenance Services
If you want to get the maximum return on investment for your commercial heating system, there are some steps you need to take to make sure that your system stays in good shape. First, you should always make sure that it gets preventive maintenance at least once a year. You may have to schedule maintenance more often, depending on the type of system and the recommendation of your technician. Preventive maintenance allows your commercial heating system to stay in the best possible shape, by giving us the opportunity to find and repair issues before they become too problematic. You can save quite a bit of money on repair costs by doing this over the lifespan of the system.
If and when a problem does crop up between maintenance appointments, you need to call for repairs as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the worse the problem is likely to get and the more money it’s going to cost to repair it. The sooner we can get to the problem and fix it, the better off your commercial heater will be in the long run.
Finally, commercial heaters have an expiration date just like everything else. If your commercial heater is costing more to operate than it usually does, or is breaking down quite often, it may be time to replace it. You should also consider replacing any system that’s older than 25 years old, which tends to be the maximum effective lifespan for commercial heating systems.