When the days grow shorter and cooler temperatures set in, it’s time for business owners to turn up the heat. But if your radiator has been dormant for a while, it may not work the way you want it to, or at all. Thankfully, the professionals at your local Aire Serv radiator repair team can diagnose issues fast to keep your commercial space comfortable for customers, visitors, and employees.
Commercial Radiator Repair Service
A broken radiator doesn’t have to cause problems for your business. If you experience any radiator issues or want your system checked out before using it, schedule an appointment with your local Aire Serv professional. We equip our teams with the best tools and the latest industry best practices to help keep your system running when you need it most.
It can be challenging to operate a business when your radiator isn’t working properly. Employees and customers may be uncomfortable and complain, which can negatively impact your business. This is why we work around the clock and offer 24/7 service to ensure your radiators are working when you need them most. We understand that during the coldest months keeping your commercial space comfortable is a priority because it helps keep employees and customers happy, which is good for business.
Industrial Radiator Repairs
If you’re tempted to try and diagnose radiator issues yourself, start by gauging the functionality of your heating system. Check each radiator in your commercial space to see if they’re giving off enough or any heat. If multiple units aren’t working, you’ll want to call in the professionals for help.
In some cases, you may notice that your radiator is cold to the touch on top but warmer at the bottom. This is caused by trapped air. When hot water fails to circulate properly through the unit, the air takes its place. This issue requires you to “bleed” the radiator, which involves releasing the trapped air via the bleed valve. A bleed key or flathead screwdriver is needed to open the bleed valve. A hissing noise will indicate air is being released and you’re doing the job right.
If you notice a radiator leaking, it’s best to call in an expert. In the meantime, check where the thermostatic valve connects to the pipes. Sometimes, a loose nut can cause a radiator to leak Use a wrench or pliers to tighten the nut and see if this stops or slows the leak. However, make sure you still have a professional check this out because a radiator that continues to leak can cause bigger problems for your business.
Keep Your Radiators in Top Shape
If you’re hoping to get the most out of your radiators, make sure they are cleaned and maintained regularly. Before turning your heat on for the season, perform a visual inspection of your radiators, then have a professional from your local Aire Serv team check them out too. We’ll perform a thorough inspection, check for any cracks, and leaks, and ensure your system is in good operating condition for the season ahead. Because sometimes, even the smallest issues can become big problems if they are not addressed properly.
It’s also good maintenance to regularly clean your radiator’s air vents, which are usually located halfway down one side of each unit. If air holes become clogged, the efficiency of your heating system will be jeopardized. To clean them out, take a sewing needle or other fine wire to clear debris. Be sure the vent isn’t painted over or covered by furniture.
As mentioned, you may also need to occasionally bleed a radiator to release the trapped air. Just be careful not to touch any hot water pipes, as this can cause serious injuries. When in doubt, call for radiator repair services – Aire Serv professionals are happy to help with radiator maintenance and cleaning.
Committed to Your Satisfaction
Taking care of your commercial radiators can do wonders to increase the lifespan of the units and improve energy efficiency. With preventative maintenance and regular cleaning, your employees, and customers can enjoy all the cozy benefits of a comfortable environment.
Aire Serv professionals work 24/7 to respond to calls when you need us most. We’ll arrive equipped with all the necessary tools, training, and the latest techniques to get the job done right the first time. Our transparent pricing policies also ensure you’re never stuck with an unexpectedly large bill after services. To learn more about all the commercial HVAC services we offer give us a call now or request your appointment online today.