When to replace your commercial HVAC System

Posted on: Jan 21, 2016

Commercial HVAC

A faulty HVAC system can cut into your company’s profits. Heat loss in the cold months and A/C problems during the summer will add significantly to utility costs. Comfort level is reduced for employees, students,etc… which hurts productivity. There are several signs that indicate the time has come to replace your HVAC system.

Age of System

Many experts consider 15 to 20 years as the time to replace commercial HVAC systems. This is a good rule of thumb if you are thinking about having a professional evaluate the condition of your system. This is especially true if you have not been doing annual inspections. Climate conditions can also affect the lifespan and your HVAC unit. A  professional will know the details of weather effects for the Oklahoma area.

Wear & Tear to System Components

If you were not the person who initially installed the unit, you may not know the age or quality of the system. The age and details of the unit may be able to be ascertained by a technician to make your decision on replacement easier. The wear to the outside of the unit may be obvious, but the interior must be also examined to determine if the components are all working properly. Indications are noisy and less energy efficient operation.

Frequent Breakdowns

The replacement of a fuse does not necessarily indicate a major malfunction. However, when this occurs often, there may be an underlying cause that needs to be addressed quickly. The problem may be a warped fan blade or more serous damage. When these type of repairs are happening regularly, it is time to have a professional inspect the system. There is a calculation used by certified technicians concerning repairs that gives a indication when replacing the unit is a more cost effective option.

Reduced Productivity

Added to the other costs of a malfunctioning system is the reduced or less efficient work of employees or anyone using the building. Tracking productivity and comparing to the records of a faulty HVAC system may provide a clue that further research is warranted concerning the heating and cooling components.

Please contact Airco Service with any questions regarding commercial HVAC systems or residential heating and cooling. We have been keeping Oklahoma City and Tulsa area business and home owners informed about HVAC issues since 1961.