If you are a commercial property owner, you know the importance of planning ahead. As the new year gets underway, you may be thinking of improvements your building may require in 2019. Is replacing the HVAC in your commercial property on your list? Maybe you’re not sure. Here a few things to consider when evaluating if it may be time for a new commercial HVAC system:
- Age: The HVAC system is over 15 years old (even it still runs okay, it may not be as energy efficient as newer systems).
- Wear and Tear: Depending on the quality of your system and the level of maintenance it has received; it may need to be replaced even if it is less than 15 years old. Significant wear and tear can cause less efficient heating and cooling. If you have noticed an increase in energy bills – your commercial HVAC system could be the culprit.
- Outdated: Several years ago, the EPA began a phase out process of R-22, a type of refrigerant commonly used in older HVAC systems. If the system was installed before 2010, it is likely that it still operates using R-22 – so you may want to consider replacing it with a newer, more environmentally-friendly HVAC system. To learn more about the R-22 phase out, check out our blog “How Will The R-22 Phase Out Affect Your HVAC System?”.
If you think it may be time to replace your commercial HVAC system contact the heating and air conditioning experts at Advance Mechanical for a FREE evaluation. If you find that it is indeed time, or almost time, for a replacement, your next step is to plan and budget. A scheduled HVAC replacement is ALWAYS better than an unexpected system breakdown. That’s why not only is it important to replace your system when it needs to be, but to have regular maintenance as well. A commercial HVAC breakdown will negatively impact the comfort of the working environment and will force you to repair (or replace) the system even if it is not a convenient time.
With that being said, we do understand that a commercial HVAC replacement requires a significant investment of both time and money, which may start to intimidate you. Not to worry – that’s why, Advance Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning in Greenville, NC offers leasing options for commercial HVAC systems. This lease-to-own option will allow commercial property owners to replace their systems even if they do not have the cash flow at that moment.
If you are in need of a commercial HVAC replacement, our best advice is to plan ahead (don’t wait until something happens to the system). Contact Advance Mechanical today for your FREE evaluation and to learn about our leasing options!