Think about how old your building’s commercial HVAC system is. Has it been making strange noises or giving off a strong odor? These are two signs that your system is aging and needs to be replaced. Here are some of the questions you need to answer during the replacement process because sometimes, repairs aren’t sufficient to fix the problems.
How Do Occupants React?
The first question you must answer has to do with the building’s occupants and tenants. Is it too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer? These temperature problems could indicate that something is wrong with the commercial HVAC system. Part of the issue could be due to the age of the system.
How Old is the System?
The second question you must answer has to do with the age of the unit or system that is currently in operation. Commercial HVAC systems that were installed even five years ago are not as advanced as systems that were installed five months ago.
How High are the Energy Bills?
Next, you will have to evaluate the energy consumption of your commercial building. Have the bills been steadily increasing over the past few months? If so, this trend could also be a sign that your commercial HVAC system isn’t as effective as it once was. Smaller businesses might not be able to cover the increases.
What About Repairs?
Repairs and retrofits are viable options. However, repairs can only do so much, such as rectify ventilation issues. Eventually, the repairs will prove to be a short-term solution. Even so, the value of preventative maintenance cannot be overstated, as it can help reduce the impact of replacement costs.
Commercial HVAC Systems Lifespans
One way to keep repair costs down is to invest in a preventative maintenance contract. Timely preventative maintenance can help even old commercial HVAC systems last longer. It also optimizes the performance of your system, improves the happiness of everyone inside the building, and can save your business money.
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.
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