Month: January 2019

Planning Your Commercial HVAC Replacement

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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:

  1. Age: The HVAC system is over 15 years old (even it still runs okay, it may not be as energy efficient as newer systems).
  2. 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.
  3. Outdated: Several years ago, the EPA began a phase out process of R-22, a type of refrigerant commonly used in older HVAC systems.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!

New Year’s Resolutions for Your HVAC System

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It’s a new year! Now is the ideal time to make a commitment to properly maintain your home’s HVAC system. It’s really simple, and Advance Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning in Greenville, NC has made it even more simple. We’ve put together a list of 4 New Year’s resolutions perfect for your HVAC system.

1. Change Air Filters Regularly

Regularly changing the air filters in your home’s HVAC system is one of the most important resolutions you should make – and it is also one of the easiest. Mark your calendar and make it a point to change air filters about every two months. During the summer and winter months when you run your HVAC system most often, plan to change filters once a month. It may seem minor, but this change will have a big impact on your system throughout the year. Air filters prevent dirt, dust and other airborne particles from entering your system, keeping it cleaner and preventing frequent breakdowns.

And a bonus – clean air filters improve indoor air quality by removing harmful particles and increasing system operating efficiency.

2. Improve Indoor Air Quality

Having good indoor air quality is essential for your family’s health and the efficient operation of your HVAC system. In 2019, adopting a few healthy habits, such as cleaning regularly and adding green plants throughout your home, will go a long way toward improving indoor air quality.

If you want to do even more, we recommend investing in air quality components for your HVAC system. At Advance Mechanical, we offer a wide range of products to remove pet dander, pollen and other harmful allergens from the air your family breathes every day.

3. Invest In A Programmable Thermostat (If You Don’t Already Have One)

One of the best HVAC resolutions you can make is to save energy, and installing a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways to do that. These thermostats allow you to program your HVAC to your family’s preferred comfort setting when you are home. But, when no one is home, your HVAC system will switch to a more energy-efficient setting, which you can program to run until the time your family normally returns. This way, you can stay comfortable without wasting energy (and money) to heat and cool an empty home.

If you already have a programmable thermostat, take the time to make sure that it is programmed correctly.

4. Schedule Preventative Maintenance and Tune Ups

It is important to have regular maintenance on your heating and air conditioning system to keep it running at peak efficiency and to avoid inconvenient breakdowns. Join Advance Mechanical’s Comfort Club and have twice-yearly system cleaning and tune-ups, along with many other benefits.

For more help making (and keeping) your New Year’s resolutions for your HVAC system, contact Advance Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning today!