Winter is here and with it, the need to really make use of the heaters at work is more prominent than any other time of year. It’s important to make sure that your heating equipment has been properly maintained ahead of winter, but it’s equally crucial that you keep it in top shape throughout the cold season as well.
After all, winter can take a toll on your heating system and maintaining it regularly can prevent it from having to be repaired or replaced. So, what can you do during winter to keep your equipment in top notch condition?
Service it Regularly
One of the reasons why it’s important that your heating equipment is maintained on a regular basis is that it can prevent issues from developing and turning into serious and expensive problems in the long run. Professionals know what they’re looking for and can remove blockages, inspect electrical connections and lubricate motors, for example.
Having someone take a look at the equipment means that they can check for potential issues too, in order to prevent them from forming in the first place.
Keep an Eye on Danger Signs
There are some ‘danger’ signs to look out for when it comes to your heating equipment, which can help you to see whether or not it needs repairing – or even if it’s on the way out. Some of these signs include:
- Strange noises – if the heating in your workplace is making metallic or scraping sounds, for example, it might be indicating some sort of damage. In order to prevent it from worsening, turn off the unit and call in professional help who can inspect the equipment.
- Uneven heating – there are many reasons why your workplace heaters may not be heating the office, warehouse or factory evenly. There could be an obstacle in the way, such as furniture or pallets, or it could be a case of dirty filters. It could also be something worse. So, if your heating equipment is not performing at an optimal level by distributing heat in an unbalanced way, you’ll want to have it checked, as it can be a costly problem.
- Higher bills – if you’ve noticed an increase in your energy bills but don’t really have an explanation as to why that could have happened (such as the addition of a new unit), it’s worth having it checked out, since it means your system is not as efficient as it used to be.
- Increased number of repairs – another sign is if your equipment has been repaired many times and this number keeps increasing. Excessive repairs might mean that it’s time to replace your unit, which will save you time and money spent on more repairs.
Check it Yourself
If you want your heating system running smoothly during winter, it’s also vital that you check the equipment yourself from time to time in order to nip any potential problems in the bud. Don’t wait until the ‘danger signs’ mentioned above are already plaguing your heaters! Instead, there are a few things that you can check out yourself.
For example, a visual inspection is always important. Give your heating equipment a once-over and make sure everything looks in order. Are all wires intact? Are there visible signs of damage? If you notice anything, contact a professional.
You should also ensure the equipment is kept clean at all times. Dust and debris tend to accumulate over time, so change any dirty filters or vacuum any nook and cranny that is difficult to reach.
Our professionals can help you to keep your heating system running smoothly during the winter season. Get in touch with us and we’ll discuss your needs with you, whether you require industrial heating repairs in Leicester or simply warehouse heating in Derby, for instance.