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Signs it is Time to Replace Your Commercial Building’s HVAC System

March 18, 2021

The HVAC system in your commercial property is probably the biggest and most important investment. Think about it, if your heat or air conditioning were to malfunction, it could bring a stop to business! Knowing when it is time for a replacement and planning ahead, can save you from stress and allow you to prepare for this investment, instead of it being a surprise emergency situation. The experienced technicians at Advance Mechanical can assess your commercial HVAC system and give you an estimate on how much life it may have left in it. However, there are a few tell-tell signs that you may notice that could point to a failing system.

Here are five signs your commercial HVAC system is in need of replacement.

  1. Utility Bills are Rising Unexpectedly

If you notice your utility bills are increasing suddenly and by a large amount, this can be a sign that your HVAC system is running inefficiently. If this is a chronic occurrence, chances are your HVAC equipment will need to be replaced with newer, more efficient systems. An investment in an efficient system will actually save you money in the long run!

  1. Heating or Cooling has Become Uneven

If your commercial space is experiencing unexplained swings in temperature, or if different parts of the building have different temperatures, your HVAC equipment isn’t working right. If usual maintenance and professional service isn’t fixing the issue, the equipment may be beyond repair and need replacement.

  1. Unusual Noises

There’s definitely something amiss if your heating and air conditioning system is making grinding or squealing noises. These noises should be addressed immediately, as this is a sign that equipment could break down soon. Depending on the cause of the problem, typical maintenance may not be enough to fix the problem.

  1. Unusual Odors

Unusual odors coming from your HVAC system are a serious sign of trouble and should not be ignored. In this situation, your commercial property’s indoor air quality may be compromised, putting everyone in the building at risk of airborne illnesses. Unusual odors can indicate partial system failure and may require a replacement.

  1. Equipment is Reaching the End of Its Expected Lifespan

If your HVAC equipment is reaching the end of its lifespan, even if you’re not experiencing any significant trouble, it’s not a bad idea to consider planning a replacement before something costly does occur. If you are experiencing trouble with old equipment, regular maintenance is less likely to solve the issue.

As we mentioned before, replacing commercial HVAC equipment before it fails entirely can save you time, money, and a lot of worry. All commercial HVAC systems will need to be replaced at some point, so keep an eye on yours before a costly failure happens.

If you think your commercial HVAC system may need to be replaced, call Advance Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning today!