Is it time to replace your commercial HVAC system. Knowing when it's time for a new system rather than simply repairing it is an important step in maintaining your building's climate and electric cost. If you're not sure if it's time to replace your system, then we're here to help.
Continue reading below for our guide on knowing when it's time to replace a system, how much it'll cost, what to expect from the HVAC replacement process, and how to prepare for it all!
Knowing It Is Time
There are a couple of signs to look out for that'll help you determine if it's time to replace your commercial HVAC system. For starters, if you notice your electric bill unexpectedly rising, then this might be a sign that the HVAC system isn't running correctly. You can give it another month or so to see if your electric cost goes back down to normal.
However, if this is a reoccurring issue, then you should consider replacing your HVAC system. Another way to tell if it's time for a replacement is if your building is experiencing different temperatures in different rooms or areas. Unusual noises, odors, or if your system is very old are all other reasons why it might be time to replace it.
Knowing the Cost
The best way to know how much your replacement will cost is to call and get an estimate. After getting in contact, a professional HVAC contractor will come out to your commercial space and will begin performing cost calculations. Some of the cost factors that are taken into consideration are the square footage of the property, the climate in the area, and the buildings ability to hold the conditioned air within it.
After the contractor is done assessing all of these factors, he or she will give you a recommendation for the HVAC system type and size that you should install. There may need to be some other upgrades completed on the building to ensure that the system can run smoothly and correctly.
These upgrades may include insulation, ductwork, and others.
Knowing What to Expect
When having an HVAC contractor come out and assess the current HVAC system's situation, do expect the contractor to assess the entire building as well. The contractor will need as many details as possible about the building to provide you with the best option possible. Expect to answer questions and ask questions.
Don't hold back and be sure to let the contractor know if your business is only seasonal and won't need year-round heating and cooling. Anything about your business that you can think of, let the contractor know. This is the best way to ensure that you receive options specifically tailored to you.
Knowing How to Prepare for HVAC Replacement
Preparing for an HVAC replacement doesn't have to be stressful. Keep this guide in mind to ensure you take all of the necessary steps. Keep up with maintenance on your system and be on the lookout for any signs that it's time for a new one.
Have a contractor come out and give you an estimate on the cost of replacement as soon as possible so that you have time to plan financially for it. And when you're ready to do just that, give us a call. We'll be happy to help get you a commercial HVAC system replacement that's right for you and your business!