Knowing When It’s Time to Replace Old Commercial HVAC Systems

All commercial HVAC systems inevitably age and have to be replaced. As these systems age, they become less efficient, less reliable, and break down more often. Older commercial HVAC systems can be repaired and brought back to peak performance, but the older the system is, the quicker it will degrade in performance once again.

Balancing the costs of repair with the need for replacement can be difficult. New commercial HVAC systems come with a high initial price tag, even if they do promise to deliver strong ROI in the long-term. So how do you know when HVAC repair is no longer worth it, and a full-scale replacement is needed?

Considerations for Replacing Commercial HVAC Systems

There are a number of things you can ask yourself that help determine your need for brand new commercial HVAC systems. Among these questions, some of the most important include:

  • Do building tenants believe it’s too hot or cold?
  • Is the HVAC system over 10 or 15 years old?
  • Are energy bills getting out of hand?
  • Are repair costs becoming unmanageable?

It’s possible that high energy costs and poor temperatures in an old HVAC system are caused by leaks throughout the ventilation system. This would lead to poor heating or cooling performance and higher energy bills.

An old HVAC system that’s nearing the end of its service lifespan will begin to drain energy efficiency and need constant repairs. At a certain point, this becomes unprofitable and a newer HVAC system will create desired cost-savings.

Extending the Life of Commercial HVAC Systems

If your commercial HVAC system doesn’t need to be replaced, working to extend the operational lifespan of all HVAC systems can have a major impact on the bottom line. Preventative maintenance agreements for commercial HVAC systems are one of the best ways to do this.

Staying ahead of mechanical issues before they arise minimizes disruptions, keeps tenants happy, and minimizes repair costs. Keeping all systems at peak performance reduces energy costs while extending the lifespan of the equipment, allowing you to push off huge investments in new equipment for as long as possible.

Preventative maintenance is important to schedule – it protects your major investments in commercial HVAC systems in your building.

To learn more, read about Donnelly Mechanical’s HVAC preventative maintenance services. Donnelly has been the premier commercial HVAC contractor in NYC for 30+ years and can help you find energy efficiency and cost savings.

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