Signs Your Commercial Heating Needs Repairs

Monday, October 31st, 2022

Business owners prioritize fixing their commercial heating and cooling system for a good reason. Poor indoor air quality may lower employee productivity and cause clients to seek a more comfortable retail experience. Keeping your heating and cooling systems running well is an essential part of success. However, it’s not always as easy as it sounds, as several things can go wrong. 

Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical is here to assist. Our expert team understands many types of commercial heating systems and repairs malfunctions quickly. If your commercial heating is doing any of the following, you need to get it repaired or replaced as soon as possible.


Some heating options, like boilers, use hot water to warm the building. It’s normal to occasionally find some evidence of condensation with these commercial heating units. However, if the water pools on the floor, soaks through a ceiling, or drips within the walls, you need a professional to evaluate the system. 

Odd Noises

It’s normal for industrial heating and cooling units to be noisy. However, if that noise increases or changes, it’s a sign that you should get it looked at. The following sounds are not normal in any system and indicate that there is a problem:

  • Gurgling
  • Hissing
  • Booming
  • Grinding
  • Banging
  • Knocking

Higher Heating Bills

It’s normal for your heating bills to increase in the colder months. However, higher energy consumption can also point to inefficiencies or a blocked filter. In such cases, the forced air will still heat the space, but it will take much more energy than usual to do so. 

The best way to prevent such inefficiencies is to regularly maintain your heating and cooling system. A professional service once or twice a year saves you money by maximizing the unit’s overall efficiency and extending its lifespan. 

Short Cycles

If you notice that the system cycles more often than average or that the cycles run for shorter periods, there is likely an issue. Overheating is a common cause of this issue, and the system shuts off as a safety measure. It could also indicate a problem with the thermostat.

Whatever the cause, continuously switching on and off is bad for the machine and could seriously damage the system. Should the safety cutoff fail, you might have a fire hazard on your hands. 

Commercial HVAC Repairs in Amarillo, TX

If your commercial HVAC needs repairing, give us a call! You can contact us at (806) 376-8345 or Send Us an Email to learn more about our commercial services and commercial heating.