3 Methods of Determining If You Need to Replace Your Commercial HVAC System

October 3rd, 2019
3 Methods of Determining If You Need to Replace Your Commercial HVAC System

Many business owners and building managers can only do so much when it comes to maintaining a commercial HVAC system.

To replace or not to replace, that is the question. Many business owners and building managers can only do so much when it comes to maintaining a commercial HVAC system. It just means that it’s not within their realm of expertise. Fortunately, the experts at Crockett Facilities are ready and waiting to step in, especially when it comes to deciding whether repairs are feasible or if a full replacement is needed. 

Reviewing The System History 

The first step involves going over the records related to the system. In other words, what does the system history sound like, and what does it say? Most systems are designed to last around 20 years, so if you don’t remember when the system was installed, any long term repairs will probably cease to make a difference. At some point, it is just more cost-effective to get a new system and take advantage of more modern technology. For the most outdated systems, there might not even be the parts to make repairs at all, even if all you want is a retrofit.  

Reviewing Energy Consumption 

The next step involves reviewing the energy consumption history of your current HVAC system. You can either choose to study the last five or ten years or gain an all-time historical perspective if your business goes back several decades. Choosing the most energy-efficient appliances and systems will help you save money, earn tax credits, and improve your standing with customers and clients. Plus you will begin to save money that you can reinvest in other areas for your company, such as providing better benefits or being able to hire more staffers.

Reviewing Previous Repair Costs 

Finally, the last step involves reviewing all previous repair costs. At some point, a replacement will make more sense than having repairs done. This statement isn’t made to downplay the importance of preventative maintenance; in fact, the older a system gets, the more crucial PM becomes. All that said, rising costs could lead you to decide that you’re much better off choosing a modern system that has more smart technology built into than old fashioned designs that are now virtually obsolete. 

Crockett Facilities Can Help!

Crockett Facilities Services, Inc. (CFSI) is committed to helping building owners, property managers, engineers, and facility professionals lower their operating expenses through HVAC preventive maintenance. We can develop a cost-effective, customized preventive maintenance plan for your commercial building that will provide you with peace of mind, improved comfort, and energy savings. Click Here to Request a Quote

To learn more about the importance of HVAC Preventive Maintenance, please contact us at 202.600.2787 or mford@crockett-facilities.com. Our PM contract customers receive priority service with 24/7 emergency service in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest!

 

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