Did you know that John Gorrie's patent for an ice-making machine was granted in 1851, which laid the foundation for modern HVAC systems?
Commercial HVAC systems have come a long way since then and are deemed a necessity for most buildings, but specifically commercial buildings. Having a reliable system is crucial for the comfort of staff and employees. Keep reading to find out when to replace your commercial HVAC system.
If your HVAC system is constantly in need of maintenance and repairs, it might be time for a replacement. A good measure is if your repairs start costing about as much as half a new unit. Instead of spending money on repairs, you could rather use that money to invest in a newer and better HVAC system.
You can also gain peace of mind by scheduling an HVAC maintenance service. This will ensure that your HVAC is in tip-top shape and reduce the risk of an unpleasant surprise in the form of system issues. Regular HVAC maintenance will also give you an indication of when it's time for a replacement.
While modern HVAC systems are durable, after ten years, some of the major components start to deteriorate depending on how often they are used (and how often maintenance gets done).
If your system is more than ten years old, there is also a higher chance that it uses R-22 refrigerant. R-22 is an ozone-depleting refrigerant that is extremely harmful to the environment and has since been deemed a prohibited refrigerant. So upgrading your system will reduce your carbon footprint while also cutting down on your monthly energy bills.
Higher Energy Costs
If you start to notice that your utility bill is large or there is a sudden spike in the cost, your HVAC system might be to blame. Inefficient energy use is one of the most common HVAC issues that people complain about. While other issues might cause a decrease in air quality, if your system isn't efficient, you will quickly be able to tell by how much you are paying.
An inefficient system will need to work much harder and longer to produce the same results as a new system. So by having a new HVAC system installed, you'll probably end up saving money in the long run.
Know When to Replace Your Commercial HVAC System
Knowing when to replace your commercial HVAC system is a crucial aspect of owning one. While it may seem like a big investment to have a new HVAC system installed, the costs that are paired with a faulty system outweigh the cost of a new system. So instead of spending money to keep your current system working, it's worth it to invest in a new one.
Feel free to contact us for a consultation or any questions you might have about your system.