When Is The Best Time To Replace Your Commercial HVAC System?

Thursday, March 8th, 2018
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It is unfortunate, but you will eventually have to replace your commercial HVAC system. There are a number of issues that will tell you it is time to contact an HVAC contractor. It is important to know these signs, as well as when to do the replacement and what system you should get.

When to replace your commercial HVAC system

When you replace your system depends on its location, use, and age. If your commercial system is old, then you may need to replace it just because of its age. If your commercial HVAC is located in an industrial area with heavy contaminants in the air, you may need to replace it sooner than if it was in a suburban area. Your HVAC system filters out particulates and has to work harder when it is in dirty air, like at a factory or refinery.

Another thing to consider is the cost of repairing your HVAC system. Does it cost more to replace it or repair it? How frequently are you repairing the system now? Also, keep in mind that purchasing a new HVAC system will probably give you more peace of mind because there should be fewer problems.

If you are planning to replace your commercial HVAC system, the best time to do it is in the off-season. Replacing your system, while a good long-term investment, does increase inconvenience and costs temporarily. Think about when your business is most active and plan major upgrades or repairs when you are in your down season. You should also consider replacing your HVAC during spring or fall, when temperatures are more mild.

When is the off-season?

When the off-season occurs depends on two factors: when it is most convenient for you and when you should hire a reliable commercial HVAC company. HVAC company off-season is usually from September to mid-November and March to mid-May. This is the best time to replace HVAC systems for your commercial building. However, depending on the weather where you are located, this season could be longer or shorter. Replacing a system takes planning and time. It is best to give yourself and the company you hire enough time to complete the installation before winter or summer.

The cost of HVAC systems can be higher during the winter and summer months, when people need them and cannot wait. This is usually due to having to pay for overtime or more labor. You can get a better price if you wait to purchase one in the off-season.

You should also think about your business and your customers before replacing your commercial HVAC system. Consider when your property is most active, and if you must close, if you can absorb the cost of any downtime.

Specific issues that should result in replacement

What factors should tell you it is time to replace your commercial HVAC system? In general, if your unit is older than 10 to 15 years, you will want to replace it. However, you may be able to wait until 20 years if it is well maintained. If your HVAC system is having constant leakage issues, air flow issues, dust leaks, or producing inconsistent temperatures, weird noises, and increased costs, consider replacing it. These issues indicate larger problems are happening, or will happen, and will cost you more in the long run.

What commercial HVAC system should you buy?

If you want to replace your system, you should speak to an experienced technician to examine your building and offer recommendations. The unit or units you purchase will depend on many factors, including the size of your business and your cooling needs. The HVAC contractor will also have to consider where the duct-work will go and the efficiency any unit will give you.

Replacing your commercial HVAC with Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical

The expert technicians at Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical Inc. in Amarillo, Texas can help you decide if it is time to replace your commercial HVAC system. If you would like to schedule an inspection or installation, call us at (806) 376-8345 or Contact Us by email to learn more about our Commercial HVAC services. We are available 24 hours a day to meet your needs.